​​NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — ​Niagara Falls now has an emergency shelter for veterans in need.

Liberty Suite is located at the Niagara Gospel Mission's headquarters on Portage Road near Oxford Avenue.

Members say they came up with the idea for the new shelter when they noticed an increase in veterans looking for care and a place to stay.

Organizers say with Liberty Suite now up and running, they’re able to provide homeless vets with more than just a roof over their head.

"And lastly, we are also doing a support group for guys," John Cooper Jr., from the Niagara Gospel Mission, said. "It's going to be on the first and third Monday of every month at the local church. And what we are going to do is we're gonna give them the community that they miss."

The mission says veterans make up an estimated 11% of the homeless population in the U.S. and 15% of its clients.