“No one who has ever worn the uniform of this great nation should struggle to find a roof over their head.”
— Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Coleman Nee
Homes Helping Heroes: Veterans’ Housing
Housing Veterans In Need
In 2013, Massachusetts released a plan to end veteran homelessness in the Commonwealth by 2015 by providing housing for 1,000 homeless veterans. Over the past seven years, Caritas has been working toward this goal as the largest provider of permanent SRO housing for veterans in the Commonwealth.
One and a half million American veterans are at imminent risk of homelessness due to lack of support, poverty and poor living conditions. At Caritas, we recognize our debt to those who have served.
As the largest provider of permanent veteran housing in Greater Boston, and with our 24/7 wraparound supportive services, Caritas is helping to make sure that those who defended our nations’ liberties will have a home when their military service ends.
With Your Support We Provide:
- 56 permanent housing units for formerly homeless male veterans at the Bedford Veterans Quarters (BVQ) with 24/7 onsite case management that includes medical, mental health and employment referrals, food assistance and activity groups.
- 6 emergency and 4 transitional beds for homeless veterans at the BVQ.
- 19 permanent housing units for low-income male and female veterans in New Bedford.
- 25+permanent housing units for low-income veterans that include support services provided by The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) throughout our 27 other buildings in Greater Boston.
Caritas’ latest building project, Patriot Homes in South Boston, is focused on providing supportive housing for an additional 24-48 low-income veterans and their dependents. This is the only permanent affordable housing in Greater Boston targeted for veterans and their families.
By providing affordable, supportive housing for veterans and their families, Caritas is helping to make sure that no one who served to defend our nation’s liberties and rights will be deprived of the ability to live in their own home when their military service ends. Your support of Caritas safeguards our success. Please join us in playing a crucial role in this fight to end veteran homelessness in Massachusetts.