California Veterans Center Where Three Were Killed Closing ‘Indefinitely’
The Pathway Home’s board of directors said veterans' care will be supported by other local providers.
The New York Times:
Veterans Health Program Closes ‘Indefinitely’ After Killings
The Pathway Home program in Yountville, Calif., is shutting down “indefinitely” less than a week after three employees were taken hostage by a gunman and killed. The program, part of the Veterans Home of California, provided post-Sept. 11 veterans with academic and vocational support as they prepared to re-enter the civilian world after deployment. (Salam and Stevens, 3/14)
San Francisco Chronicle:
Yountville Veterans Center Where 3 Were Shot To Death Suspends Operations
The nonprofit Pathway Home, which has treated hundreds of veterans of post-9/11 wars for debilitating emotional trauma, was serving a half-dozen men at the time of last week’s shootings. They have been directed to mental and health services from federal and Napa County providers, and Pathway’s seven surviving employees have been given severance packages, said Larry Kamer, a spokesman for the center. Pathway’s governing board hopes the center can continue, but it’s unclear in what form, Kamer said. The building that houses the treatment center, on the campus of the state-run Veterans Home of California-Yountville, has been closed since the shootings. (Alexander, 3/14)