Veterans
Northeast
Outreach
Center

Serving Veterans and their Families in the community since 1985…

What we do

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. (VNEOC) was established in Lawrence, MA in 1985 as a storefront operation, staffed largely by volunteers, to provide support and advocacy to Vietnam Veterans.

Today, VNEOC provides a full continuum of care to Veterans and their families in Essex, Middlesex and Barnstable Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham County in New Hampshire.

Our Mission: “We strive to provide the highest quality of professional services to assist, support and advocate for all Veterans and their families.”

What we offer

Our services include, but are not limited to: basic food and shelter, housing, advocacy, counseling, peer support, case management, employment and education.

Housing

We operate twelve properties throughout Essex and Middlesex Counties that provide affordable housing.

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Outreach

From Counseling to Health Care, Advocacy, and Legal Assistance  and so much more, our Outreach Services are embedded in many of the programs we offer.

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Employment

Our employment team strives to assist Veterans within our local communities in any way possible.

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Supportive Services

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs that aims to improve low-income housing stability.

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Community initiatives

These are just some current examples of our commitment to involving the community in our work. Click the images to learn more! 

If you are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness, please contact us right away at 1-888-866-2838, 1-978-372-3626 (M-F 8am-4pm), or ssvfrequests@vneoc.org.

Total service hours to date in 2020

Veterans placed in housing annually

Number of Veterans Served BY VNOC since 1985

Make A Real Change In a Veteran’s Life

Transitioning out of the military can be extremely overwhelming. Many veterans do not have jobs lined up, housing in place or even access to the healthcare they earned after their service has ended.

For other veterans, the narrative is more complex. They may have struggled with addiction or faced other challenges along the way.

When you give to VNEOC, you directly impact the life of a veteran and his/or her family. Join us and let’s serve those who have served our country…

VNEOC Store

Did you know we have a store with incredible, high quality clothing? Below is just a sample of what we offer. Click the items below to view them in our store or click the button to view our entire store.

Message from the Chief

Life is Too Short

Last Friday, we had our first formal get-together and cook-out. It was great to have most of the VNEOC team together as we continue to practice social distancing. We took this time to reflect and remember our late Executive Director Command Master Chief John Ratka. Those of you who attended his wake received a memorial card, which read “LIFE IS TOO SHORT.” Life is too short to live with regrets so love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who do not. Believe everything happens...

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VNOC and COVID-19

In following the CDC guidelines concerning limiting gatherings due to the Corona Virus, and out of concern for the health and safety of our Veteran residents, clients, guests, and staff, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center has closed our hall to the public. However, we are still open and available to assist any Veterans during this time. Veterans or agencies having appointments or requesting information from our SSVF, Benefits, Outreach, and Employment departments are encouraged to call in to...

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We would like to thank Maryann Freeman for 15 years of service today at VNOC.

Maryann is a wonderful lady. She is married to a Vietnam Combat Veteran. She started out, as the shining face at the reception desk. She welcomed and greeted each veteran. She knew and chatted with each and every one.Today she is an important team member of the finance department.

Thank you for your continued service to our veterans 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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We would  like to thank Maryann Freeman for 15 years of service today at VNOC.
Maryann is a wonderful lady. She is married to a Vietnam Combat Veteran. She started out, as the shining face at the reception desk. She welcomed and greeted each veteran. She knew and chatted with each and every one.Today she is an important team member of the finance department.
Thank you for your continued service to our veterans 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Congratulations to a wonderful co-worker its a pleaure working with you and that laugh!💝

Maryann is a Wonderful friend. I had the privilege of growing up with her and her family. We were next door neighbors and good friends.

Maryann Freeman 🙂🙂

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Our Sponsors

Our Partners

Northeast Division

10 Reed St.
Haverhill, MA 01832
p: (978) 372-3626

MetroWest Division

40 Mechanic St Suite 101
Marlboro, MA 01752
p: (508)-460-9993

Salem, NH

224 North Broadway Unit E1D
Salem, NH 03079
p: (603) 824-3678

The Cape & Islands

247 Stevens St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
p: (508) 488-8347

 

Resources

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
MA Dept of Veteran’s Services S.A.V.E. Team: 1-888-844-2838
Homeless Veteran Hotline: 1-888-866-2838