Robin’s Home Spearheads Support for Homeless Female Veterans and Their Children
The Scuttlebutt | Season 8 Episode 12
Robin’s Home provides a full continuum of care for homeless, unstably housed and low-income female veterans and their children. Robin’s Home is located in Butler, PA but serves women veterans in seven counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Erie, Lawrence, and Mercer counties.
Robin’s Home is named after a women veteran who served in the Army and was deployed in support of Desert Storm. After discharge, Robin had been receiving treatment for sexual trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when she also required surgery for a medical condition. Unfortunately, due to complications from the surgery, Robin passed away January 27, 2017. In her honor, Robin’s Home provides supportive housing to women veterans and their children in need.
No other agency provides supportive housing to homeless women veterans and their children. Sadly, there is a growing need for women veterans who need housing stabilization and supportive services. Women Veterans are the fastest growing segment of the military and homeless population. Women Veterans are also twice as likely to experience homelessness than non women veterans.
Executive Director and Founder Mary Chitwood along with President of the Board of Directors at Robin’s Home discuss the history of Robin’s Home and how women can seek assistance.