LEXINGTON, S.C. — One shelter in Lexington County is serving as a transitional residence for homeless veterans in the Midlands.
Central Midlands Transitional Retreat, located off of Duffie Drive in Lexington, has been a homeless shelter for veterans since 2008.
According to their website, their program includes, "housing, education, training, financial counseling, and employment consulting."
James Wardlaw has gone through the program and now acts as a the outreach manager for Central Midlands Transitional Retreat.
"I've been in their shoes, I know what it's like," he said. "It's a brotherhood. We're all veterans, we were all in the military."
Central Midlands Transitional Retreat, he said, is "a faith-based organization with the sole purpose of trying to help a man to better his future and to find Christ."
Veterans who join this retreat can be at the facility for 90 to 180 days. At present, 80 veterans are living at the center.
The non-profit organization says the program is in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and is a division of Christ Central Ministries.
Central Midlands Transitional Retreat has five dorms veterans live in throughout the program.
The facility says in their first 88 months of serving the community, they've been able to help at least 888 veterans.