Welcome


The North Shore Veterans Coalition is a community-based organization designed to connect Veterans, their family members and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

The coalition is made-up of the North Shore Career Center, the Veteran Service Officers representing the 19 North Shore Communities, Bedford VA Employment Representatives, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Case Managers, the Lynn Housing Authority Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Case Managers, the Lowell Veterans Center, Veterans Legal Services and other organizations that help Veterans.

The North Shore Veterans Coalition website provides information on state and federal benefits, including details about where and how to apply. In addition to resources for veterans and their dependents, the website contains information for members of the Guard and Reserve who have been called-up to active duty. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts benefits include public assistance for indigent veterans and tuition waivers at state colleges and universities. Every city and town in the Commonwealth has a Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO), who is there to find veterans, advise them of their rights and benefits, and then to assist veterans as they apply for and receive state and federal benefits. 

The Women Veterans’ Network, a program of DVS, acts as a central resource for women veterans in Massachusetts. Through confidential peer support the SAVE Team advocates for veterans who experience barriers in obtaining benefits by acting as a liaison between veterans and their families and the various agencies within the federal and state government.

All Massachusetts citizens should be proud of the programs and benefits offered by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services because they give back to the men and women who sacrificed to serve our country.

* Massachusetts State definition of a Veteran

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