For people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder, living a normal life can be a struggle. Daily tasks are difficult and some slip through the cracks.
Three years ago, Mental Health America Vigo County
(MHAVC) realized that many veterans with mental health issues in their community were homeless. The agency decided to take action.
“Our veterans—who sacrificed so much for our country—shouldn’t be homeless,” said Myra Wilkey, Executive Director of MHVAC. “We believe everyone deserves a home, no matter what.”
Last year, FHLBI member Merchants Bank of Indiana
helped bring a home to many homeless veterans in Terre Haute by providing funding to Liberty Village, including a $400,000 Affordable Housing Program
The 30-unit building provides these heroes with a low-cost option for housing and a community center.
The construction of Liberty Village
wrapped up in late 2016. Now, the facility is providing hope, stability, and renewal—and home—to a community in Terre Haute that is in need.