Gifts of Hope

“With demands for services continuing to rise, Wicked Local has designated the nonprofit as this year’s recipient of its annual Gifts of Hope
fundraising campaign.” A series of five reports to be published in December in local papers throughout Greater Boston. Our thanks to
Gatehouse Media and for selecting the NECHV as the 2012 recipient for the “Gifts of Hope” features.

Food for Veterans

U.S. Army veteran Ed Turk spent 25 years in the service, and continues to support his fellow veterans today.

Turk served with the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Armored Division, 2nd Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division, and was stationed everywhere from Vietnam to Germany to Fort Riley, Kansas, and was sometimes responsible for feeding 10,000 men on a daily basis.

From soup to nuts, I’ve served everyone from generals...

Read more: Gifts of Hope: Food for veterans in the toughest times

Looking for a place to call home

For the past two years, Thomas O’Leary hasn’t known where he’d sleep at night. His choices were limited to a motel or a homeless shelter.

But all that changed on Saturday when O’Leary, a 61-year-old Navy veteran, moved in to his own apartment in East Boston. The move was facilitated by the Boston-based NECHV. O’Leary began coming to the center six months ago and has been sleeping in one of their 306 temporary beds while working with the staff there to find a permanent home...

Read more: Gifts of Hope: Looking for a place to call home

Center helps veterans stay off
the street

Boston - The issues facing those who have served in the military can be diverse and difficult, from the Vietnam War veteran dealing with the struggles of aging to the War in Afghanistan veteran trying to find a job. But for veterans of any era and any age, few problems present more of an obstacle than homelessness.

So for 23 years, right in the heart of downtown Boston, the New England Center for Homeless Veterans has worked to assist men and women achieve independent and dignified living conditions by overcoming...

Read more: Gifts of Hope: Center helps veterans stay off the street - Newton, Massachusetts - Newton TAB

Center helps vet move beyond past of abuse and alcohol

Boston — Barbara Barnes never expected to be homeless.

Approaching the New England Center for Homeless Veterans on Aug. 31 in downtown Boston, she wasn’t sure she could walk through the door. Only the fact that she had kept herself sober for six years gave her the confidence she needed to step inside.

Utilizing the discipline and organization she learned during her time with the military and aided by the support network of the center...

Read more: Gifts of Hope: Center helps vet move beyond past of abuse and alcohol - Dover, MA - Dover-Sherborn Press



NECHV Making a Difference
on the Homefront

NBC Nightly News launched a new series called “Making a Difference on the Homefront” an entire year’s worth of programming in an effort to shine a light on veterans, military families and the issues affecting them across the country. The first report in this series, broadcast on NBC Nightly News, June 23rd, features the employment and training program here at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

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An inspiring look at the NECHV through the eyes of our college students

A group of students, along with a faculty advisor from James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia spent 5 days of service at the NECHV in March as part of their alternative spring break week from college. The students donated their time, working alongside our veterans in week-long project assignments.

During their time here one of the students, Levi May, produced this inspiring video along with our veteran clients.

We thank JMU and the Safe Rides program along with the students who participated for their time and efforts to benefit the veterans we serve.

VA Recognizes the NECHV for Outstanding
Achievement in Service to Homeless Veterans

BOSTON—The Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office in Washington, D.C., Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould presented the Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service to Homeless Veterans to Mr. Andrew McCawley, President and CEO of The New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston, MA... more on the award

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