Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans

General Resources
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - The federal agency responsible for providing benefits and services to all eligible veterans. Click here.
  • Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services - The official site for all Veterans benefits, programs, and services provided by the state of Massachusetts. Click here.
  • MassVetsAdvisor - An easy to use online resource created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that strives to serve the nearly half-million Veterans living in Massachusetts, and their Families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. Click here to visit the website and here for a printable pamphlet with information about benefits and services.
  • Military One Source - Click around for answers to the military life questions you didn't even know to ask. Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Click here.
  • HaveYouEverServed.com - A service for America's Veterans by the American Academy of Nursing. Click here.
Benefits and Services Available to All Veterans and Their Families

To view a printable PDF with this information, click here.

  • VASH Housing Voucher
    VASH provides a Section 8 voucher exclusively for eligible veterans and their families linked with case management services. Visit website (to access VASH eligibility requirement, enter “VASH” in the website search query box).
  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
    Case management services and time limited cash assistance to prevent homelessness or rapidly re-house homeless veterans and their families. To view a list of community-based SSVF providers serving MA, click here.
  • Chapter 115 Benefits
    State subsidized benefits including cash assistance and referral for eligible veterans and their families. Your local Veterans Service Officer is your contact for these benefits. For more information on eligibility, click here.
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
    The VA provides a comprehensive array of services and benefits to veterans. Eligibility requirements can be located online here. VA benefits to eligible veterans include health care, housing, supportive services, clinical treatment and cash benefits.
  • SAVE
    The Department of Veterans’ Services in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, has a Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment (SAVE) program that assists Veterans in need of referral services and seeks to prevent suicide and advocate on behalf of Massachusetts’ Veterans. SAVE acts as a liaison between Veterans (and their families) and the various agencies within the federal and state government. The SAVE team is staffed by veterans from the current conflict and family members of Veterans. The SAVE team meets with Veterans and their families out in the community, bringing the resources directly to the Veteran. Visit website.
  • MSPCC Family Veteran Program 
    For families of individuals currently in military service or those recently discharged from service, the MSPCC has a veteran family resource program called Support for Military Families located around the state which can offer intervention, referral, counseling and supportive services to families of these individuals regardless of discharge status. For more information, click here or call your local MSPCC office.

Are you in crisis or do you need to talk to someone?

Call:

Visit online:

  • Veterans Crisis Line - View online resources or call, text or IM. A confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Includes Suicide Prevention Resources for Veterans and families of Veterans.
Veterans Crisis Assistance

BWFH Staff: For more information about working with patients who are Veterans, please visit BWFHconnect (intranet) and click on Employee Resources > Veterans.

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