New Rehab Center For Vets

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, November 11, 2005

It includes over 20 beds for homeless veterans in need of transitional housing and recovery services. Rick Bibble – director of The Sacramento Veterans Resource Center – says they chose Friday for the grand opening.

"We’re doing it on Veteran’s Day because the fact is this is a capability that Sacramento has long needed. We’ve had to send people to White City in Oregon and Menlo Park over in the Bay Area. We haven’t really had much capability of treating our veterans who needed drug and alcohol treatment in Sacramento until currently." 

The new facility, near Florin Mall, is named after Jon S. Oberg, a former employee at the center who died from Vietnam War-related health problems.

Grants from the US Department of Veterans' Affairs and federal Department of Housing and Urban Development helped pay for construction.