The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides general medical care for veterans…More honorably discharged from the Armed Forces. According to its website, a health care facility with approximately 180 beds provides health care to veterans in numerous ways. There is also a domicile with approximately 483 beds available. Its purpose is to provide residents with rehabilitation care. That care includes: substance abuse treatment, educational and vocational rehabilitation, job skills development, self-enhancement workshops, employment assistance and transitional living opportunities.
The current home opened in 1940 and has since gone through numerous changes. The land first sold to the state by the Gilbert Family of Rocky Hill consisted of approximately 150 acres. Now, 71 years later, there are approximately 90 acres left of the original purchase. The Town of Rocky Hill was given more than 60 acres by the General Assembly to use for a park. Currently, there are 40 buildings on the campus.
A complete history of the Connecticut veterans' home can be found here.