BALLSTON - The big old home on Route 50 doesn't house a family in the typical sense.
But like a family home, it's been the safety net for people who have no where else to turn.
People like Kathy Dunlap.
"This opened up and it was a godsend," she said.
Kathy has lived here at The Guardian House, a place for homeless women veterans, since just after it opened in October 2011. The former naval electronics technician will soon move into her own apartment.
She credits Guardian House with turning her life around.
"I literally was physically walking around in circles in my apartment because I didn't know where to go next," said Dunlap.
But the house, which has 11 veterans at a time and has others waiting to get in, needs work.
The garage and storage area is falling down.
And right now, it can't accommodate disabled veterans.