INDIANAPOLIS – New resources announced by the City of Indianapolis hope to help veterans across the county.
Two new veteran service officers are helping communities in the county and addressing issues that are affecting veterans, including health care and access to transportation.
The new service officers will also help veterans with paperwork for Veteran Affairs pension benefits and finding a permanent solution to homelessness.
Bryan Schmidt and Greg Stevens are both Marine corps veterans and will serve as the new veteran resource officers.
RTV6 asked them if they supported an ordinance that would make it illegal to sit or lie down on the streets during certain hours.
“If you uproot someone's way of life that they have been living for x-amount of months, or years even, it's like evicting somebody from their home,” Stevens said. “So, if you get evicted from your home, what are you going to do now. You going to unfamiliar territory.”
Those who need to contact the Veteran Service Officers can contact them at 317-327-8387.
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