More veterans in Lodi, Ohio, will have a place where they can live while receiving support and health care. Newbridge Place, a residential care facility that provides long-term care and housing for people with chronic mental illness, is expanding to include an adult care facility for eight additional low-income veterans.
The new facility will house eight low-income veterans suffering from persistent mental illness such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, and health issues. The expansion will grow the staff from 13 to 17, including one live-in staff member. In addition, Newbridge acquired four surrounding lots, allowing for more housing in the future.
Founded in 2006, Newbridge Place is the only nonprofit provider of its kind in Northeast Ohio. By serving 21 individuals with disabilities at three different facilities, Newbridge Place supports each resident’s mental, physical, and social well-being in a safe, clean environment.
IFF provided $267,415 in financing to Newbridge Place to buy and renovate the property. Altogether, the organization has borrowed nearly $1 million from IFF, with a previous loan supporting the purchase of its housing facility.