Liberty Village Housing for Veterans in Terre Haute, IN

Supporting Homeless Veterans at Liberty Village

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.

Liberty Village is a new housing option in Terre Haute, IN,  for veterans with mental health issues.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 grant. Merchants Bank of IndianaThe 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.