VetWheels is a program started in New Haven, CT in which veterans with serious mental illness learn bicycle repair, maintenance, and safety in a small group setting as they rebuild a used bicycle to keep for their personal use. In this episode of GovLove, we sat down with the Program Coordinator and Bike Mechanic of VetWheels to hear how this small program tapped into broader community efforts and how it can be replicated in other towns.
This episode of GovLove was a collaboration between SeeClickFix, ELGL, and City Atlas: New Haven(@cityatlasnhv). To learn more about or get involved with VetWheels, contact Joel LaChance at email@example.com Mark Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to learn more about City Atlas: New Haven, email Liana directly email@example.com.
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