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Veterans Inc.

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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 70,000 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

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I VOLUNTEERED with this shelter then found myself needing their services while looking for a place of my own. I then became a resident and was so glad this was a clean and sober shelter . I was there in 2000 and thank GOD for their services. The counseling for being without a place to stay and I was able to obtain my own place in DISABLED ELDERLY housing in Shrewsbury Massachusetts
I was clean and sober to start and the programs they have to keep VETERANS clean and sober are amazing. While there are a few that are never happy with such a gift because everyone has chores and they help all to become productive some just can't adjust UNFORTUNATELY
After obtaining my own place I continued to volunteer until my health issues put a stop to it.
Patsy would call when a cook was needed or she needed help in the food bank. R.I.P PATSY OUR HONORARY VETERAN WHO VOLUNTEERED SO MANY YEARS AND HOURS WITH CARING GUIDANCE TO ALL US VETERANS ALONG WITH MANY STAFF MEMBERS
ALL UNITED TO HELP US VETERANS IN ANY TIME OF NEED IN OR OUT OF THE SHELTER
VINNY AND DENNIS HAVE EXPENDED SERVICES TO VETERANS IN NEED AND PROGRAMS TO MALE AND FEMALE VETERANS NOT JUST IN MASSACHUSETTS BUT ALSO IN VT CT ME NH AND RI. SUCH AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT AND NEED.IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR THAT I RECOMMEND AND RECOGNIZE THIS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR VETERANS FOR A JOB WELL DONE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.
IN HONOR OF A DEAR AND GOOD FRIEND WHO I LOVED AS A BROTHER A VIETNAM VETERAN GUY WILLS WHO SUPPORTED THE CAUSE OF VETERANS INC ON 69 GROVE ST MANY MANY TIMES AND SO MANY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS FOR VETERANS IN LIEU OF FLOWERS AT HIS FAMILY'S REQUEST PLEASE MAKE A DONATION IN GUY WILLS MEMORY. ON LINE OR MAIL TO 69 GROVE ST WORCESTER MA GO TO VETERANS INC MASSACHUSETTS TO DO SO. FOR THE FAMILY AND MYSELF I THANK ALL GOD BLESS GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS
GOD BLESS OUR FALLEN
GUY YOU WILL BE MISSED MY BROTHER
OUR BROTHER OF SERVICE
ALL YOUR SERVICE TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS HAS BEEN A BLESSING
IT WAS A BLESSING AND AN HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN YOU MY BROTHER OUR BROTHER

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi! I first came to know Veterans Inc. by meeting two incredible Veterans, who also volunteer. My first experience volunteering was at the annual Stand Down event, which hosts and supports so many Veterans in the community. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to help, and I was floored! The selfless, tireless effort that is put in by this organization is something you need to see to experience...truly an amazing team!! They are serious about creating better lives for those who served us best, and many are Veterans themselves. Thank You so much for your service, and carrying out such an impactful mission!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc. Is a top-notch organization... helping our veterans with a wide array of high quality services.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have had the opportunity to meet the people being helped by veteran's inc. I can't imagine where they would be if they didn't get the help they did.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc. is a great company doing great work for our veterans!

Kevin S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Veterans Inc for the past eight years. I have seen first hand their genuine concern and determination to ensure our veterans get back on their feet and into the mainstream of society. I have a personal friend that progressed through their program and he has successfully returned to a productive lifestyle. The leadership and staff allow our veterans to regain their dignity and hope for a better life in the country they served.

Ann M.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of visiting this non profit with my service dog training class as well.as volunteer to serve holiday meals.

The individual support and attention given to these men and women is first class. I will proudly continue to support this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They do amazing work and I love volunteering here. They do so much amazing work for our nation’s finest

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are awesome! They do so much for the Veteran's and everyone that we've worked there is so appreciative.

Steve L.6

Client Served

Rating: 2

I was in your New Britain housing, first got there July 2017 staff seemed helpful , other veterans there very pleasant, but as time went on house leadership declined drastically starting with counselor. Only 2 there , one was pleasant other rude and no regards to privacy of others, talked down to vets in need in person or over phone, hence privacy, the house manager has no clue , paper pusher, house and grounds are an eyesore, old mattresses sitting on side of building for a year, bed bug issue. Place is run poorly. Nice to have your own studio apt. but could be run a lot better with a house manager that served instead of non service person. No help with addiction or anything at this facility they just throw you out, no transportation help even though they have a van.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff is amazing. They care for our veterans with such love and gratitude. I am thankful everyday that my brothers and sisters have this organization providing these needed services, and in the manner in which they provide them. Thank you Veterans Inc!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Please take the time to read this VETERANS mostly. Donot think that you are forgotten about . So many times I hear Veterans falling on hard times and being blind to so many things that is rightfully for us. Ecspecially being that we fought for our country weather it was 4 years or 24 years. I was one of those people. Fallen on hard times, had no resources, no finances, no family assistance. I found out about the diffrent easter seals veterans assistance programs. It was a miracle really and truly. They are even helping me now with job placement. I mean its unbelievable how many people are in my situation and feel like they have no help. Get help now, I worked with great people. It was fast, not weeks or months or years. It was simple and its free. My name is Erica.E and that is my story. There are some amazing people there just waiting to assist you!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best! No other organization serves veterans the way veterans inc does. They are to be commended.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One the most outstanding Post 9/11 Employment Programs funded by the Call of Duty Endowment. The entire team is amazing, and all combat veterans that can relate to the challenges we as veterans face. They helped me land the career I was desperately searching for, and even stayed connected to insure the onboarding process was smooth. I highly recommend reach out to this great team! I'm sure their other services are just as top notch, however I did not use them. Thank you for all that you do for us veterans!

Alexis H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc is an incredible organization. I cannot say enough positive things about this place. They above all put Veterans and their families first. From the food pantry to clothing donations to various treatment programs, the veterans come first. They have even bigger plans for the future to provide even more programs and support to our veterans.

Donor

Rating: 5

Only non profit I trust with my donations. You can actually see where the money is going and the direct affect it has on troubled veterans.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son is actively in the Army deployed right now so myself and his mother-in-law decided to give back to our veterans. We will be cooking a meal and doing some volunteering. This is a great Organization to help our Veterans during there hard times.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps veterans all over New England!

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Client Served

Rating: 3

As a resident having been in the program for over a year, I can tell you that the Shrewsbury facility provides good living quaters, the actual case management and help provided is the bare minimun.

The case managers are mostly hands off when it comes to helping the vets rehabilitate (i.e. find housing, transportation and meals) are not what was advertised to the veterans prior to moving there (Independence Hall in Shrewsbury). Also the day shift case manager continuously dismissed the veterans health issues, including chronic and severe illnesses just to make sure the books look good for the VA when they come in unannounced.

We are tired of being ignored, not listened to and forced to change our medication routines and care just so they don't look bad.

Take care of the veterans first. They are terrified of the VA and donors pulling funding.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love Veterns inc, I can share with fellow Veterans and help them continue to march forward, this is what life is about, to be one, and grow strong again, we do it together!

Heather A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered here & I know they have a great chef. Great place for our Veterans!

Hariff M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best organization for assisting veterans in New England

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a veteran in need I can assure that this a great organization, I received shelter when I was I need, with there help I retrained into a new profession, got a new job and I am in new apartment and a productive member in society. Thank you Veterans inc.

Amanda244

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have now worked 11 years in total for Veterans Inc. and we continue to provide all the services we can to help our veterans and their family members. #Supportingourveterans

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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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.

3 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

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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 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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had several experiences with Veterans, Inc. and am always impressed at the ways they find to help veterans, whether through a big corporation or through individuals. They are always coming up with new ways to help and Vince works tirelessly to bring in new fund raising and grant monies. Keep up the awesome work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc. does amazing things in support of veterans. The people who work at this institution are caring, thoughtful and downright amazing.
We love the work they do to support the veteran community.

4 Alley S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc. in Maine is remarkable! They provide a residential facility in Lewiston -- which is home to case management, employment & training, and supportive services staff who are ready to assist Maine veterans and their families. In addition, Veterans Inc. provides mobile outreach and services at their offices in Lewiston and Portland and at partner locations across the state. The Veterans Inc. Maine team provides homeless veterans and veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless with transitional housing, assistance accessing permanent housing, counseling, case management, employment services, job training, family support programs, benefits counseling and advocacy, and temporary financial assistance. As an OEF Veteran (currently serving in the ARNG) -- it's the best place to seek help, volunteer, and serve the community. I love Veterans Inc.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc saved our lives. If it wasn't for Ashley helping us out, we would be homeless and in dire straits. She and Veterans Inc. Are our angels and we thank God that we found them. We feel extremely blessed to have received their help and cannot thank them enough for their help. Thank you Veterans Inc. SBD especially Ashley, for helping us during our time of greatest need.

God bless...

3 Sarah274

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Invaluable service to our veteran population! Keep up the great work!

2 Judy147

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to host benefits where I work and the money raised went to Veterans Inc. which is in Lewiston Maine. So far we have raised $1039.00 and I am so grateful that I am able to help. When I call to tell them I have raised money they are so thankful. My father was a veteran in the Korean Conflict and my son was in Iraq to help with Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am so proud of all who serve, and am forever grateful. There is a need for help with our veterans, so every little bit helps. Thank You to all our veterans!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Veterans Inc. Is an amazing company that cares solely for vets and their families. They fight against homelessness, hunger, and much more!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff are great , friendly and helpful. Many resources and services provided.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I arrived at Veterans Inc in 2009, with the clothes I had on. They took me in, gave me clothes.food and shelter.took clases at the shelter and one on one counseling.
They assisted me so I could return to college where I received degree with honors. Then assisted me with job search
Thanks to Veterans, Inc, I have my own apartment and car,and I am a proud productive person.
Thank you, Veterans, Inc

Hariff Morales

2 Margaret69

Client Served

Rating: 5

in June I attended the stand down at Veterans Inc. It was very well put together with so much thought into what the various needs would be. I am a senior citizen and I wanted to get information on services available for elderly veterans when the need arises. I had the pleasure of meeting with some of the staff from an organization who provide these kinds of services. My questions got answered and it gave me a lot of relief to know before hand what services are available. In addition to the support services at the stand down Veterans Inc provided us with meals in a very nice atmosphere. last but not least they made available to each of us clothing and toiletries which was such a treat. This was my first stand down but it will not be my last, Veterans Inc. did an outstanding job and I salute them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Veterans inc. gave me a place to stay, fed me and helped me get recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.........It was hard and at first whined and complained about having to do chores and trying to cheat the system by using while staying there, but even when I relapsed they gave me another chance and got me work..........I have been Drug and alcohol free for 5 years and it was because I had a place like veterans inc. to help me in my time of need.......it's also good to know that if something bad happens and I should find myself homeless or jobless that I have veterans inc. to fall back on..........

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Most people in the 69 Grove St facility are not Vets. They were kicked out of the military. They are under investigation for over a million dollars missing. NPR has the story. The Vice President is living in the Shrewsberry facility while he makes 6 digits a year. They take food stamps for fees when the VA pays them $1800 a month for each true vet.

Client Served

Rating: 2

For the most part the do a great Job.

They fall way below expectations when it comes to the LGBT especially Transgender Veterans. I personally had to file a HUD based case against D Leary the Executive Director of Veterans Inc and Veteran's Inc itself though Mass Commission Against Discrimination in 2013.

4 Carol190

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure and honor of volunteering at the Lewiston, Maine Veteran's Inc. facility. The individuals that work there are committed to helping Veteran's lives better and I see how their lives have been enriched by the show of positive support as they work to get their lives back on track. They are provided avenues of support through community events, physical, educational and work opportunities. I can say that I have seen the personalities of the Veteran's living here blossom and shine thanks to this superb organization. I am a Proud supporter of Veteran's Inc. as they are all making a positive difference in our community and in the lives of many.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

As a Universal Services Advocate (case manager) in the Maine Region, I can attest from first-hand experience that Veterans, Inc. is laser-beam focused on helping veterans in need. Whether it's housing, employment, financial assistance, or other services or referrals, with Veterans, Inc. it is all about the veteran and what can be done to help them. That mindset is solely what drives and motivates those who work with and for Veterans, Inc., from the organizations founders and top management to the newest employees. It is this servant-leadership that has made Veterans, Inc. succeed in the past, has made them successful in the present, and will keep them growing and successful in the future. Veterans, Inc. does important, sometimes challenging, but always meaningful work on behalf of those who have sacrificed for us in the past: our nation's military veterans.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you Veterans Inc. for doing all that you do for veterans and their families. To see all the wonderful things that the company continues to do on a regular basis is amazing and inspirational!

Review from Guidestar

3 Dave74

Volunteer

Rating: 2

SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT AT VETERANS INC. MANY OF MY FELLO VETERANS THAT HAVE RECD. SERVICES FROM THEM COMPLAIN THAT THE STAFF IS ALLOW TO EAT MEALS AT THE SHELTER FREE OF CHARGE , THE DONATION ARE INTENDED TO BE GIVEN TO THE HOMELESS VETERANS NOT THE STAFF WHO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY THEIR WAY , THERE ARE ALSO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE STAFF TAKING HOME DONATED ITEMS , SOMETHING IS GOING ON