In 1979, Congress established the provision for the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer readjustment counseling in Vet Centers for Vietnam era veterans returning to civilian life. Since 1991, Congress has extended eligibility for counseling at Vet Centers to veterans of post-Vietnam conflicts including the Persian Gulf, Panama, Grenada, Lebanon, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, and the Global War on Terrorism.

Vet Centers welcome home with honor the war veteran by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner, assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their respective communities. Vet Center counselors provide bereavement counseling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling is available, as well as Military Sexual Trauma counseling for veterans of both sexes who are newly-returning or who served in a combat zone. Vet Center services include individual readjustment counseling, referral for benefits assistance, group readjustment counseling, liaison with community agencies, marital and family counseling, substance abuse information and referral, job counseling and placement, sexual trauma counseling, and community education.

All services are free-of-charge to eligible veterans, their families, and significant others. Vet Center staff protects the privacy of all clients. All information disclosed in counseling sessions is held in strict confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency (including the VA) without expressed consent. All records related to treatment are strictly confidential.

Boston Vet Center

665 Beacon Street, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02215
617-424-0665

Brockton Vet Center

1041L Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508-580-2730

Hyannis Vet Center

474 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
508-778-0124

Lowell Vet Center

10 George Street
Lowell, MA 08152
978-453-1151

New Bedford Vet Center

73 Huttleton Avenue, Unit 2
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508-999-6920

Springfield Vet Center

1985 Main Street
Northgate Plaza
Springfield, MA 01103
413-737-5167

Worcester Vet Center

691 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508-856-7456