Former hospital building being converted into veterans center

Facility open to everyone regardless of affiliation to college

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - A center at St. Philip's College that will provide an array of services to veterans is just months away from opening.

The college hosted a cornerstone ceremony Wednesday for the Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center.

The facility is a partnership between the city of San Antonio, the Alamo Community College District and St. Philip's.

The historic Good Samaritan Hospital building will be renovated to assist veterans.

The center is slated to open this summer, with a complete transition by the fall.

"It’s a support system for individuals leaving the military, exiting the military, and transitioning into normal everyday life,” Dr. Adena Lawson, president of St. Phillip's said. “It’s a support system for them, helping them, providing them with referral services, guidance and training,"

The goal is to offer free services to veterans and their families regardless of their affiliation with St. Philip's.

A variety of private and public partners donated money to make the center a reality.

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