Veteran Services

Last year, more than 37,000 veterans experienced homelessness. The veteran-civilian divide often isolates veterans. More than 53% of veterans do not consider their post-military careers successful.

VOAMASS operates integrated behavioral health care and veteran services focusing on transitional and permanent housing, vocational counseling and employment training, substance use and mental health treatment, and coordinated case management. VOAMASS serves more than 650 veterans and their families through the services listed to your right.

A warm, clean, and welcoming transitional living center for homeless veterans. The Center provides a supportive environment for veterans to focus on substance use and mental health treatment, permanent housing planning, employment assistance, and centered by individual and group counseling.

At MBVC, veterans are welcomed home. MBVC is a safe, clean, and compassionate environment for individuals to make connections to employment opportunities, long-term independent housing, substance abuse counseling, and mental health care.

Many veterans arrive after being homeless for years, empty-handed, seeking a safe place to learn how to cope with addiction or mental illness. MBVC is a community where veterans have the time and resources to take care of themselves, create relationships with one another, and get the support they need to rebuild their independence.

Located in Somerville, MBVC provides 22 transitional and 7 permanent units of housing to formerly homeless veterans. 

Services include:

• Transitional and Permanent Housing Options
• Case Management Services
• Housing Assistance
• Employment Assistance
• Mental Health Services
• Community Reintegration
• Individual and Group Counseling
• Life Skills Training
• Linkage to VA Resources

SSVF fulfills a promise that we believe all veterans and their families should be able to live in safe, affordable homes. SSVF is a team of both veterans and civilians committed to preventing homelessness for veterans in Massachusetts.  We work to increase housing stability, enhance independent living skills, and access supports necessary for long-term success.
SSVF services include:


  • Housing case management services
  • Assistance with accessing VA benefits and other public benefit programs
  • Referrals to supportive services, including healthcare and counseling
  • Skill development in areas such as employment and budgeting

To qualify, you must be:


  • A veteran who served with active duty time with a discharge of anything but dishonorable or by general court martial.
  • Within income parameters
  • Currently living in permanent housing but at risk of losing it or
  • Currently living in a shelter, transitional housing, or on the street

The Network empowers veterans by putting them on the path to self-sufficiency by obtaining meaningful work.


VEN seeks to empower veterans by putting them on the path to self-sufficiency through obtaining meaningful employment.


VEN offers two programs: Incarcerated Veterans Training Program and Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program.


Services provided include:


  • Vocational Counseling and Support
  • Job Training and Placement
  • Ongoing Employment Support
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Advocacy and Mentoring
  • Case Management
  • Transitional Housing
  • Healthcare and Behavioral Health Referrals

To qualify for services, you must be:


  • A U.S. Military Veteran (DD214 Required)
  • Homeless or currently/formerly incarcerated
  • Residing in participating counties