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City announces expanded veteran services

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday that the city is teaming up with several organizations to provide more comprehensive services for veterans.

The Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville will be a one-stop shop that will help veterans get re-acclimated to civilian life.

It will combine healthcare, education, criminal justice and employment plans.

It's meant to help vets adjust after serving overseas. 

"Veterans are returning to civilian life following a series of complex and unique experiences, including multiple deployments, prolonged absences from their families, and from this community," said Volunteers of America President Jane Burk. "They do not need to be met with a confusing and uncoordinated maze of services."

More than 56,000 veterans now live in Jefferson County. Another 20,000 are expected to return to the county over the next six years.

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