Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Veteran Jumped From Veterans Assistance Foundation Shelter

Shelter Addresses Safety After Veteran Jumps From Window
VA Officials Say VAF Has 'Serious Problems' At Homeless Shelter
Monday, December 5, 2016

Officials at a nonprofit homeless shelter say they're working to address safety concerns after a veteran jumped out of a window at the facility last week.
A resident jumped from a third floor window at the shelter, according to the Veterans Assistance Foundation. VAF Executive Director Don Roach said the individual was alive when transported to the hospital.

This is the second incident this year involving the nonprofit shelter, which leases space at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After a veteran died at the facility in September, the VA announced they would be ending the nonprofit's lease agreement.

"The VAF has some very serious problems that it needs to address within its program and just the physical safety of veterans within their program is just part of that," said VA Public Affairs Officer Matthew Gowan.
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