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, and VA benefits & claims assistance.


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

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Counseling, VA Benefits & Claims Assistance, Advocacy, Peer Support, and Legal Assistance referrals are just a few of our Outreach Services that are available for Veterans.

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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

Total service hours to date in 2020

Veterans housed annually

Number of Veterans Served BY VNEOC 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 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 their family. Join us and let’s serve those who have served our Country…


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.

Messages from the Chief

Asking For Your Help

At this uncertain time, we all receive more “asks” for donations than ever before. Looking around you can certainly understand why that is the case. Many organizations are unable to provide the support they have in the past to the local non-profit communities because...

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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....

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Our Sponsors

Our Partners

Northeast Division

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

MetroWest Division

40 Mechanic Street, 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 Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
p: (508) 488-8347


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