State lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide funding for independent living centers to deliver targeted services to veterans.
Army Veteran Carla Tappainer said she’s benefited from similar services at Camp Bliss in Walker, and, “If we have more of these organizations that are willing to step up and say, ‘You know what, let us help? We know how to help, look at the powerful things that we are doing,’ I think that it would be much better for all veterans.”
Camp Bliss helps vets readjust to their families and civilian life, and Tappainer said being a woman in the Army for 20 years was “challenging” and the camp was the best thing for her. She added, “My family totally appreciates it, I appreciate it. They have done so much for the Veterans and this would only help everybody that needs it.”
Lawmakers are asking for just over a million dollars in funding for the services for 2018 and 2019.