The Department of Social Work at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is an integral part of the professional services provided to our veterans. Licensed social workers are involved in both the admissions process and the provision of social work services to veterans in the domiciliary and the long-term care centers at Holyoke.

The goal of the Department is to assure that our veterans' rights, personal needs, dignity, and self-esteem are respected and maintained. To that end, services frequently extend beyond our veterans to their families. Social workers are also available to provide outreach services to veterans in the community and in the Department of Outpatient Services who request information regarding health care, long-term care, and a vast array of community resources.

The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, in cooperation with Valley Opportunity, provides social work services and outpatient medical services to individuals residing in Chapin Mansion in Holyoke and Maguder House in Chicopee, two community-based residences for veterans.

This information is provided by the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.