'You never come home from war.' Innovative resource center for veterans opens in Stamford

The resource center is a one-stop-shop for everything from health care to housing.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2023, 5:46 PM

Updated 460 days ago

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Veterans Resource Center in Stamford on Wednesday.
The resource center is a one-stop-shop for everything from health care to housing.
Mayor Caroline Simmons says there are over 3,500 veterans in Stamford.
The new center is located on the second floor in Stamford's Old Town Hall.
Officials say volunteers will be on hand to help veterans get information and support.
"Personally, I've lost two soldier friends to suicide. And I beat myself up personally because I knew them, I thought I was pretty good at recognizing symptoms and they're not here today," said Thomas Finn, who served more than three decades in the military.
Thomas Patterson says he wishes he had a resource like this when he got home shortly after serving in Desert Storm.
"It was a 20-year journey for me to find out about the resources that were owed to me being a veteran," said Patterson. "You never come home from war, it stays with you."
The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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