The Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services contracts with several nonprofit organizations in order to provide housing for eligible homeless veterans. Housing services include Emergency Homeless Shelters, group residences, and Single Room Occupancy (SRO) quarters. Among the DVS providers are the only Veterans’ Hospice in the nation, and a program for veterans with head injuries. Housing services are provided for male and female veterans. All residences maintain a sober, drug-free environment. For more information, visit the Services and List of Providers pages of the Department of Veterans’ Services website, www.mass.gov/veterans.

The VA maintains a 24/7 national call center and online chat service for veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. To learn more about VA homeless programs and mental health services in your area, call or chat online with a trained VA counselor: 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) or www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp.