The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans announced that Jason Cole has been hired as the agency's new director of programs. Cole, formerly a therapist at Catholic Charities, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified addictions counselor, with more than 18 years of clinical experience. Cole also has administrative experience in working with homeless programs at the DuPage County Health Department.
"I am excited about Jason coming on board," said Pamela Kostecki, MSHV's director of operations. "I believe that Jason's clinical and program management experience, combined with his 'can do' attitude, will be a winning combination in support of our mission to help homeless and at-risk veterans achieve self sufficiency."
"I have so much appreciation and respect for the dedication and sacrifices made by our nation's veterans," said Cole. "I feel honored and privileged joining the Midwest Shelter team providing the quality services that these veterans need and deserve."
Cole replaces Yvonne MacDonald-Hames, who resigned for personal reasons.
"Yvonne helped us create a foundation of consistency during her short time with us," said Kostecki. "We are grateful for her contributions and her efforts to ensure a smooth transition."
The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a non-profit agency, based in DuPage County, that provides transitional and affordable housing, a comprehensive array of supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.
Founded by veterans in 2007, the Midwest Shelter operates on a vision of no veteran left behind due to homelessness, joblessness, poverty and/or mental-health issues. People interested in making a donation, volunteering or learning more about MSHV can visit www.helpaveteran.org or call