Drug abuse program for homeless veterans hopes to expand nationwide

United Press International

In a nearly three-year partnership, the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program has set up a full-service clinic onsite at the New England Center and Home for Veterans. The clinic is a "safe and welcoming environment" where caregivers can provide case management and counseling to veterans who are struggling with mental health issues and active substance use, said Lena Asmar, director of behavior health programs at the NECHV.

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