The 30,000-square-foot masonry colonial revival Shepherd Home on the campus of Connecticut Valley Hospital enjoyed its grand opening Tuesday, under brilliant blue skies.
The facility, at 112 Bow Lane, now owned by Columbus House of New Haven, was meticulously restored and renovated to its original glory over a period of six years as part of a $8.5 million project.
The building will house 32 veterans who are homeless, or at risk of being so, placing them in permanent housing with supportive services. Inside are studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as common areas and a new community room. Sixteen formerly homeless vets already call the site home and full occupancy is expected by month’s end.