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Proposed Women's Shelter Met With Opposition

Home of the Brave (Photo: WBOC) Home of the Brave (Photo: WBOC)

MILFORD, Del.- One quiet street in Milford has been buzzing over a proposed shelter for homeless female veterans. Opinions are divided as to whether Home of the Brave should be allowed to open the new facility.

"It's a homeless shelter and that's what it boils down to and I think it's going to hurt the future sales of our homes," Jeff Kirwin said.

"If they don't have a place to go, where are they going to go? On the streets? We've got do something for them that's why I'm here to support them," Ronald Jarrel said.

Linda Boone of Home of the Brave said that with 5 percent of homeless veterans being women, a shelter in Delaware is needed.

"There are facilities for women or mixed genders and that sort of thing but their veteran specific issues don't always get taken care of in those situations," Boone said.

But Jeff Kirwin still doesn't think his street is the right spot.

"It's not the right location, it's out in the country, it's a residential neighborhood," he said. "It should be, to me closer in town where you have facilities to accommodate such as that."

Delaware National Guard member Karen Berry said female veterans need support.

"I just think you need to kind of think that these people have taken the time to fight for our country and we need to provide resources for them."


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