Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. We have one of the highest rates in the nation – 85% – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Massachusetts, Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of support services to veterans and their families in New England. Since 1990, we have helped more than 65,000 veterans in need and today operates offices and programs in all six New England states.
Veterans Inc.’s clinical case management approach addresses the “total veteran,” incorporating job training and employment services, health and wellness, and supportive services ranging from transportation to legal advice.
When it comes to helping veterans, we don’t just work to address their immediate needs; we give them the tools to rebuild their lives, helping them to regain self-sufficiency and reconnect with their family, friends, and community. In short, as our clients tell us time and again, we save lives.
Why focus on veterans when so many need help? Because veterans face different challenges than the general population.
Prolonged separation from traditional supports such as family and close friends, highly stressful training and occupational demands, and mental or physical injuries sustained in combat, all can affect veterans’ personalities, self-esteem, and ability to function in civilian society. These personal challenges put them at greater risk for substance abuse and PTSD. Furthermore, many veterans joined the military at a young age, before acquiring skills that could be transferred to civilian jobs, putting them at high risk of joblessness and homelessness.