It has been estimated that 18,000 veterans in the Chicago metropolitan area are spending the latter portion of their lives in homelessness or near-homelessness. Sleeping in overnight shelters, on the streets, under bridges, or anywhere they can find a bit of protected space, they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), service-related health problems or substance abuse problems. These are our vulnerable heroes, 47% of whom served in Vietnam.
The St. Leo Campus, located in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, is another monumental step in Catholic Charities’ dream to keep veterans safe, off the streets, and treated with dignity. The St. Leo Campus is comprised of Catholic Charities’ St. Leo Residence, the Auburn Gresham Community Based Outpatient Clinic, the St. Leo Veterans Garden, and the Pope John II Residence, which provides apartment housing for persons who have physical disabilities.
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