Tomah VA Medical Center is Closing Its Shelter for Homeless Veterans

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The Tomah VA Medical Center is ending a lease agreement for a shelter for homeless veterans, citing numerous problems. The Veterans Assistance Foundation has operated the shelter for nearly 20 years.

Tomah VA spokesman Matthew Gowan says authorities recently have responded to more than 30 incidents involving shelter residents, including a suicide attempt, a drug overdose and criminal violations.

Foundation President Christopher Hanson says he's "flabbergasted" by the decision.

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