The Cheyenne VA Medical Center plans to open its new Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility in January 2016.

The 10-bed facility is designed to support veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or substance abuse through a 30 to 45 day residential program.

"The facility was built here in Cheyenne so that our veterans could stay close to home instead of having to head to other programs like in Sheridan, Colorado Springs or Denver," said Irene Johnson, Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Manager. "They can transition better in and out of the outpatient services as well as stay close to family."

Construction on the $7-8 million project, which is federally funded, is five months ahead of schedule.

Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media