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High Point Heroes Center To Expand This Fall

Heroes Center

The nonprofit Heroes Center recently welcomed its first full-time resident and the center wants to continue to expand.

Its goal is to serve 25 veterans in a living and counseling facility by this fall.

Heroes Center is a housing facility and community center for veterans to live, socialize and receive personal and professional counseling. It was founded by Vietnam veteran Bob Uber.

He wants returning veterans to be treated differently than he was when he returned.

"I was completely mistreated," he said. "At the airport, abuse and insults were shouted at me. My military orders stated do not travel in the U.S. in unifor. And I thought that was the ultimate dishonor."

Heroes Center will offer housing as well as programs on how to transition successfully into civilian life.

"We want to be the link for those coming out of the military transitioning back into the community," Uber said.

The organization currently leases property from the John Wesley Camp in High Point. They're in the first phase of housing renovations. They currently lease property from the John Wesley Camp in High Point.

Naomi P. Brown joined WUNC in January 2017.
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