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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To end homelessness among veterans and to be there for our veterans and their families in their time of need.

Results: Since 1990, we have helped over 60,000 veterans in need and today operate offices and programs in all six New England states.

Target demographics: Veterans and Their Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we helped over 3,000 veterans and their family members

Geographic areas served: New England

Programs: Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Housing, Job Training and Employment Services, Health and Wellness Programs, Case Management, Preventative Healthcare, Outreach, Access to Food and Clothing, and Supportive Services ranging from Transportation to Temporary Financial Assistance.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was being evicted due to upgrades in apartments. (cheaper than placing us in hotel). I am not well and have zero money to move with. I have been here ten (10) years and have a lot of accumulated things along with furniture. I had NO idea of what to do, or where to go. I had just gotten a letter for an emergency heart exam, and just recently was told my internal organs were calcifying (hardening). I was kind of sick about the whole ordeal. No mercy from greedy real estate company. I was looking at life on the street for a long term. I would not have made it very long. I have several other physical probs (agent orange).
Even now I have to fight back the urge to shed a tear over what seemed at the time HOPELESS.
About the time i was being dragged into court for refusing to move, Beth Barbra from Veterans Inc came into my life. She turned out to be heaven sent.
My situation was so compounded with problems of every kind imaginable I saw no way out, but Beth did. She took control of my shattered situation and somehow began to piece it back into a hopeful condition. I went from thinking I had come to my end, to today, when Beth called and told me my new apartment had been approved and I once again had a home.
I am to meet her tomorrow for paperwork and to arrange moving and even to meet with a gentleman who stores used furniture for vets to freely take. Beth set me up with my VSO in my city, and also with the new one where I am moving to. She helped me with everything I needed, including (and most importantly) GIVING ME HOPE. She is the finest person I have met in many years, and the most thorough I think I know.
I am here today and healthier than I had expected because of Veterans Inc, and BETH Barbra.
I had not felt so totally hopeless in over 40 years before contacting this organization.
They have hooked me up with other organizations I did not even know existed.
Through Veterans Inc, I have found a place to live, gotten health care I DESPERATELY needed, and been put on a Veterans program that allows me a bit more money.
There is even a brand new bed coming my way thanks to Veterans Inc. My life has gone from dismal and hopeless, to a bright and expectant future. I will allows remember Beth and Veterans inc. They have a place at my table any time. Thank you for being there and thank you for caring. (My new place is bigger, newer, nicer, and less expensive. Thanks Beth).
{What I have written is not nearly so bad as my situation was, and the help I received from this organization is not nearly explained well enough.

1 William105

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Some years ago, I worked at Veterans Inc. I had to leave after a while due to health problems. What I observed there was amazing and heart warming. You see, I am a US Army Veteran. This wonderful place gives food, shelter, training, medical care, clothes and much, much more. To see fellow veterans with nothing, then, being at Veterans Inc., I saw them eating chef prepared delicious meals.( I ate there all the time!) I saw them talking with each other, socializing, and best of all, I saw these men and women, happy, smiling, with a new sense of dignity. The entire staff from the CEO on down are kind, compassionate people, who bring comfort and respect to the unfortunate people. Any Veteran can eat a meal there, and be in the company of fellow veterans. There is no cost for the meal. Just have your proof of service, DD-214 and you are all set. They have food baskets distributed at Thanksgiving Time, help with obtaining housing, it is a real MIRACLE what they do down there. I am sure, that without them, many veterans would not be alive today. They deserve all the financial support you can afford to give, other donations are welcome as well. Food, clothing and other things are happily received by these wonderful people. You can call them, and they will tell you what is needed. If everyone took care of veteran's needs like Veterans Inc. does, many of the veterans problems would be non-existent. It is truly remarkable, just remarkable.
Bill Safer
Host- Hidden Treasures TV Show
WCCA-TV
Studios located at 415 Main St. Downtown Worcester, Ma

Donor

Rating: 5

Good morning: My name is Darryl A Thompson i am a homeless Veteran, I come to you for help to move to LYNCHBURG Va . Have been working to get back on my feet. Long story short I got a job in Lynchburg Va i start on Jan 23 2017 with Veterans Affairs CBOC.... Any thing that any body can donate will be greatly appreciated. I am humbling myself to Anybody/Everybody who reads this.All of what I need including in the donation is hospital scrubs at least two pairs, a monthly bus pass, sneakers to work in, a place to stay, and Items I still need to buy after having my Prostate Surgery (cancer)...Been through some hard times but i got back on my feet this right here gives me the feeling that i can move Mountains : (My God is Awesome, He can move mountains! The REMIX -Charles Jenkins - Updated w/Captions June 2014 song i was listening to)Have a bless Day..https://www.gofundme.com/darryl-moving-to-lynchburg-va

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Veterans, Inc. for the last few months. As a kitchen helper/lunch server on Saturdays, I feel that I make an important contribution to the organization. It is meaningful work and I leave with a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, I feel appreciated for my efforts. The work environment at Veterans Inc. is enjoyable and I enjoy the people I share the kitchen with, both paid staff and residents.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited Veterans Inc this week as I desperatly was seeking help for me and my family. I had to disolve my business 15 months ago due to significantly decreased deman for services since the housing crash in 2008. Since dissolved my business I have been unable to make a mortgage payment or pay any of my financial obligations. My family and I are now very close to being homeless. The folks at veterans inc immediatly went to work requesting my DD-214 so I can apply for Veteran services. Today I was registered to receive food from their food bank. I served our nation with pride and worked very hard to achieve the American dream, and in the blink of an eye I have lost everything. I'm now 57 years old feeling like the world has fallen on my head. I know have a renewed hope to salvage whats left of my life thanks to Veterans Inc

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They provide wonderful services to veterans and their families! I have seen so many lives touched by this organization and their awesome staff!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent job for our veterans as evidenced by dedicated staff and leadership, and first hand knowledge of clients served

3 Amanda244

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc. stands by our veterans and their family members. Keep it up!

2 Maria163

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization, staff and volunteers. They strive to make sure everyone is treated with respect.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Too many stories to tell. They are incredible, from the amazing services they provide to the way they provide those services, with compassion and respect. The staff has always blown me away. They are the best!