Newbridge Veterans Place is designed with our long term mission of providing supportive housing for very low income, mentally ill veterans. This is the first housing project in Medina County that addresses the needs of veterans suffering from chronic homelessness, mental illness and lack of income to gain access to affordable, supportive housing. Licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the VA this home offers both transitional and permanent living. Newbridge Place could not have completed this mission without the help of IFF who financed the purchase and the rehab of the property, without generous donations from local organizations, and without the help of all the volunteers.
· Furnished, private rooms (one shared room)
· 24 hours supervision
· 3 meals a day with special diet accommodations
· Transportation to medical appointments, shopping, church, and activities
· Personal care available with laundry and housekeeping as needed
· Supervision of self-administering medications
· Monitoring vital signs
· Leisure activities, special events
· Substance abuse control and management
· Work Program, assistance achieving independent living
Newbridge Place's newest home is designed to house eight low income veterans. Residents share the first and second floor. The large, century old farmhouse is decorated with comfortable, rustic style furnishings. While its large, wooded lot provides lots of privacy, the home is situated in town, and is in close walking distance to stores, shops and restaurants. Mentally ill veterans who are Medicaid eligible and homeless are given priority placement. Newbridge Veterans Place has six private rooms and one double room. We accept both male and female veterans, as well as those with trained service dogs. The house has a live-in staff and additional staffing during the day.
Veterans suffering from chronic mental illnesses, and in need of supportive housing, should contact their VA case managers for a referral to the VA Community Residential Care program in the Medina County area. We are currently affiliated with the Mansfield VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); however, the referral could be made by any VA hospital or clinic. In addition, local community mental health agencies may refer veterans, who is diagnosed with mental illness and in need of 24 hour, supportive care directly to the main facility. Please contact Elizabeth Mikita at 330-948-8000, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Newbridge Veterans Place opened its doors in 2017. On June 30th we held a ribbon cutting ceremony, where local leaders, donors and volunteers were present. We also held a fundraiser, an online auction that raised very much need funds to help with the expenses of making the home comfortable for our Veterans.
Thank you for the generous grant from Home Depot Foundation, the grants from the Medina County Board of Realtors, the grant from Medina County Fund, the donations from the Medina County Commissioners Charity Ball and the Lodi Rotary Club.
OUR CURRENT FUNDRAISER
Currently we are raising funds to support our projects and home improvements such as:
Installing a whole house generator,
Purchasing a cargo van for safe Food Bank operation,
Replacing a broken furnace in meeting room,
Build a pavilion for resident's gatherings,
Repair our commercial dishwasher,
Remove dead trees around the homes and general upgrade of the facilities.
Please support us to achieve our goals!