COLORADO SPRINGS — Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center celebrated its five-year anniversary on Wednesday, along with the announcement that it plans to expand throughout Southern Colorado.
Mt. Carmel announced they will soon have offices in Trinidad, Fountain, and Pueblo.
The center told News 5 that they are seeing more veterans asking for food, rent, and job help.
"It's important that in a place like this our military members, veterans, and their families feel at home that they feel like they are a part of the community especially when they are challenged," said Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center’s Executive Director Robert McLaughlin, Col, US Army, (Ret.). "So to have these services to boost people that need it is critical and especially during COVID to be able to deliver things that people need to get them through a tough time is important."
To commemorate five years of making an impact for veterans and their families in Colorado and across the nation, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center held a private ceremony Wednesday, August 4.
Founder Jay Cimino, President Gina Cimino, and Executive Director Bob McLaughlin will each talk about the organization’s history, impact, and vision for the future.
Since 2016, thousands of veterans have received vital assistance through the non-profit’s accessible programs, integrated resources, and collaborative partnerships.
Mt. Carmel VSC has served more than 10,000 clients since it started and their programs include: