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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

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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.