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USM student writes Kennebec Journal column supporting shelter for female homeless veterans

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Andrew Breault, a veteran and a Master of Social Work student at USM, penned a column in the Kennebec Journal supporting a unique shelter.

When it opens, the Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope in Augusta will help female homeless veterans. It will be the first place of its kind in Northern New England.

“As a veteran and a graduate student at the University of Southern Maine, I appreciate grassroots organizations like the BARHH and desire not only to help with their goals of assisting those in need but to also counter the negative efforts of individuals and organizations that fight against such processes as getting veterans the benefits that they have honorably earned,” wrote Breault. “With the current political forces we now have at work in our society, helping veterans and others get the benefits they have earned will more than likely get more difficult with each passing year.”

Read the full story here in the Kennebec Journal.