GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Jentezen Franklin, the senior pastor of Free Chapel, releases the following statement in conjunction with Memorial Day and the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Women’s Veterans Home May 25 at 11 a.m. Pacific time:
“On Memorial Day, we remember our fallen heroes who died for the country they loved and all that it stood for. But we also remember our living veterans, some 20 million strong, who have earned our respect and deserve our support.
“California has more homeless veterans than any other state. Even one homeless veteran is one too many. That’s why we partnered with the Los Angeles Dream Center in the expansion of their Veterans Program, which focuses on the spiritual healing and needs of the individual rather than just treating the symptoms.
“Because of our partnership, the Veterans Program will be able to provide women veterans the same transformative support and resources currently offered for male veterans, including the addition of a local women veterans home on-site.
“The quiet, quaint house overlooking the Los Angeles skyline will house 18 women veterans, with the purpose to equip the women with skills necessary to transition back into civilian life. The entirely free-of-charge program provides individual assistance and mentorship, community outreach, classroom-based instruction and support, and connection to local employment resources and benefits. With these additions to the housing facility, a new total of 45 residents from any military branch may access the resources and support they need at the Dream Center.
Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church. Each week his television program Kingdom Connection is broadcast on major networks all over the world. A New York Times best-selling author, Jentezen has written eight books including the groundbreaking Fasting and Right People-Right Place-Right Plan.