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Veteran Services Officers – A Community Resource for all Veterans

The functions of a Veteran Service Officer are to deliver essential services to the veterans and dependents residing within the municipality.  The VSOs provide outreach services by providing referrals and assistance to, veterans and their dependents regarding available benefits and services, including G.I. Bill benefits; educational assistance; home purchases; tax exemptions; pensions; reemployment rights; civil service; burials and hospitalizations; and adjudication of claims against the government.

The VSO is a critical resource to veterans of all ages and their dependents.  Many veterans have not registered with their local VSO simply because they don’t think they need anything or are entitled to any benefits, but that is far from the facts.  Registering with the local VSO also provides valuable information about the veteran population in the municipality and also can help in finding opportunities for veterans to help other veterans in a time of need.  Being involved in community veteran activities – flag planting ceremonies, etc.

Here are 3 VSOs who are committed to serving their brothers and sisters in arms to ensure that every veteran has an advocate that has their best interest at heart!

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Many non-profit organizations receive grants to support many of the programs they offer, however, grants do not fulfill all of the needs for people these organizations serve.  Donations, which have no restrictions as to the programs and services they can support are the “life-blood” of these organizations.  Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is no different.  The donor community is the biggest part of our long-term success.  Funds that help with food, job training, clothing support, housing maintenance, education, transportation – are key to us being able to help hundreds of Veterans of all ages get back on their feet and take charge of theirs and their family’s future!  Please help us during these unprecedented times.  You can donate cash, gift certificates for food, gas, clothing, etc., donate time – help with maintaining our buildings (landscaping, electrical work, carpentry, etc.).  These are all needed services and ones that also require us to purchase as well.  Please know that we are asking your help for those who have given of themselves in support of our country and our people. To learn more go to

Veteran Suicide

Veteran Suicide is an on-going battle, not only for the veteran contemplating suicide, but for those left in the aftermath of such an event. This episode of Voices of VNEOC brings together experts in the treatment and resources available to veterans and those around them, who are having thoughts of suicide or are worried about someone they care about maybe considering suicide.  Learn about the resources and strategies that are used to address this critical need. You will hear not only from experts in the field, but also from veterans who have had their own struggle with thoughts of suicide and have come through it to enjoy a better life thanks to their determination, courage to ask for and accept help from those around them and a desire to help others who may have the same struggle! To learn more go to

Just the Basics: Food and Housing for Veterans!

This edition of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center’s “Voices of VNEOC” focuses on the services provided by VNEOC and partners.  With the quarantine from COVID still very much on the forefront, food insecurity and housing are critical areas we address. From our partnership with the Accidental Food Bank and Mass Military Support Foundation – to our work in finding permanent housing for veterans in need.  VNEOC provides complete “wrap-around” high quality professional services to our veteran community. To learn more go to

Voices of VNEOC -Trailer

This podcast will feature an array of stories each week about homeless veterans who have worked hard to take control of their lives through various programs offered at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNEOC). Meet our Veterans and the members of the community who work together to make sure programs and resources are available when needed to ensure our Veterans can live the life they aspire to live. Learn more at