The group's approximately $280,000 yearly budget is covered almost entirely through private donations. Gustin said about five percent of the funding comes from state grants.
As more residents have moved in, programming at the community center in the middle of the village has picked up. The programs include art therapy, music therapy, money management classes, support groups for PTSD, and support groups for substance abuse.
Gustin said the activities at the community center provide needed assistance to the veterans, while also helping them prepare to eventually return to living on their own.