Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services/


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    The mission of the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) is to be the chief advocate for the nearly half-million veterans of the Commonwealth and their families. DVS establishes policy, proposes legislation, ensures that adequate funding for veterans' programs is included in the Governor's budget, and represents the interests of veterans in matters coming before the General Court. In addition, DVS represents all state agencies and individual veterans before the federal Department of Veterans Affairs in securing federal compensation and other benefits that might be available. Their website provides information on: Benefits and Services, Employment and Training, Education, Housing, Health and Well Being, Women Veterans, Cemeteries and Honors

    They refer veterans to another website: which is 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. By combining state and federal benefits, as well as non-profit resources into one tailored online search, Veterans and their Families now have access to one stop shopping for all of their needs. Access to financial, education, and housing benefits that once took hours to research, resulting in dozens of phone calls, meetings, and frustration, are now just one click away on
  • Additional Info:
    Veteran Services Advisors available by appointment

    Kevin Hunt -- Newburyport, Byfield
    City Hall 60 Pleasant St.
    Newburyport, MA 01950
    978 465-4418
    By appointment

    Robert Stanwood -- for Salisbury, Amesbury
    68 Elm Street
    Amesbury, MA 01913

    Terrance Hart -- for Rowley, Newbury, West Newbury
    DVS, Town Hall, 25 Green Street
    Ipswich, MA 01938
    978 356-3915
    By Appointment

    State contact information: 617-210-5480 for state-wide office. Crisis line is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). email: State office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM Closed on state holidays


  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Military Veteran Suppport