The following article was written by Sandy Trozzo and published in the June 13, 2019 Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
The unassuming house at 401 Pearl St. in Butler looks much like its neighbors: three stories high and built circa 1900s. But this house is being transformed into a much-needed resource, thanks to the vision of one veteran.
Army veteran Mary Chitwood, of Butler, conceived the idea for Robin’s Home for women veterans and their children two years ago.
“We need housing for female veterans because a lot have children, and there is no place to house them,’’ she said.