- Overview of Organization and Services:
Established in 1985, the Center started as a storefront operation, staffed largely by volunteers, to provide support and advocacy to Vietnam Veterans. Through the years, the focus of the Center has expanded to accommodate over 36,000 Veterans in our region who are eligible for care. We provide a continuum of care to Veterans, their families, from the very basic food and shelter needs to advocacy, information, referral, career, and education services.
Counseling services include personal, family and group counseling related to Veterans issues as well as crisis intervention. The Center also offers community based Reach Out programs. Each program is designed to offer information and support to different groups with an emphasis on community connections and relationship building. These Reach Out Programs are listed below.
Vietnam Veterans Peer Support Group:For more than 20 years this group has helped Veterans in our community. Participation is by referral only. Please contact the Outreach Center for more information.
Vet/Spouse Reach Out:The Vet/Spouse Reach Out Program offers spouses and family members of Veterans the opportunity to share their experiences, gain support and get information within the individual or group settings. To get more information about available services, spouses and family members are encouraged to call the Center at (978) 372-3626.
Vet/Senior Reach Out:This service is targeted to aging Veterans who are living in senior housing programs or unable to integrate in the community. Often, these Veterans are unaware of their eligibility for benefits and services and are in need of information.
VetDay Activity Center:Established in January 2001, this day program is among the most unique of all VNOC programs. The program provides a structured environment where disabled Veterans can participate in recreational activities, work training, group support and other activities that are both satisfying and challenging. This program is funded, in part, through the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Health Care, Advocacy and Legal Assistance: We offer information, referrals and registration assistance to ensure Vets and their families receive proper health care. Also, our Advocacy for Veterans program includes information and assistance with benefits, discharge upgrades, legal issues, disability and compensation claims, and military records. For more information, please call the Center at 978-372-3626
Employment Services: Employment services are provided by Career Resources Corporation and Valley Works Career Center. Services include job training, resume preparation, career assistance and job placement.
Housing Program & Services: The Center manages a 60 Unit facility in Bedford, MA; 35 affordable units on the Veterans Campus in Haverhill and shelter for 22 homeless veterans at the Veterans Mansion;
- City/Towns Served:
Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
- Types of Services Provided:
Behavioral Health, Education and Job Training, Elder Services, Housing, Legal Assistance, Military Veteran Suppport
- Address: 10 Reed Street, Haverhill, MA 01832
- Phone: 978-372-3626
- Website: http://www.northeastveterans.org/
- Hours of Operation: Outreach Center Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Client Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Administrative Office Hours: (Office closed to clients) Monday – Friday 3:00 pm –4:00 pm Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Evenings by appointment