A program in South Bend that helps homeless military veterans get job training and find homes is being named for former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan.
Kernan joined in a ceremony Tuesday at the Life Treatment Centers as it named its veterans program "Kernan's Heroes."
Kernan spent 11 months as a prisoner of war after his Navy reconnaissance plane was shot down over North Vietnam in 1972.
Center spokeswoman Julia Shapiro-Newbill tells the South Bend Tribune it is running the program under a contract with the Veterans Administration. She says it can accommodate up to 15 homeless veterans for up to six months at a time.
Kernan tells WSBT-TV the center is an important resource for making sure needed services are available for veterans.
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