Serving Veterans and their families in the community since 1985…

Accepting Housing Applications for Gerson Building

The Gerson Building is a new construction Apartment building to be...

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Pop Up Food Centers

VNOC is holding Pop Up Food Centers on alternating Wednesday at Northern...

What we do

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

Today, VNOC 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.


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

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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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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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Have you heard?

Did you know VNOC is working with Jordan Rich and Chart Productions? Stay tuned for more information on a new podcast series. Meanwhile, hear some snippets below!

WBZ Weekend with Jordan Rich, the "voice" of VNOC

On Mic with Jordan Rich

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 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 VNOC, 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…

Message from the Chief

Memorial Day

Monday May 25th, Memorial Day, our Nation’s Flag will be flying at Half-Mast for part of the day. Here is the story of why - first, she will be hoisted to the peak of the Mast for an instant and then lowered to Half-Mast position in recognition of our fallen heroes. Then at Noon, the flag is raised to Full-Mast by the living, “who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.” At 3:00 PM, there will be a...

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A Special Thank You

As the Executive Director, I have been blessed with a dedicated and professional staff and exceptional community supporters committed to caring for all those who have borne the burden, made the difficult sacrifices and suffered the wounds while serving this great Nation. It is no accident our main office and welcome center is located at Saint Rita’s Church in Haverhill. Saint Rita has acquired the reputation, together with St. Jude, as a Saint of impossible cases. She is also the patron Saint...

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

Flash Flood Watch issued July 9 at 4:06PM EDT until July 11 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

Areas Affected: Eastern Kent; Western Hampshire; Western Plymouth; Dukes; Eastern Franklin; Washington; Western Norfolk; Hartford; Newport; Eastern Norfolk; Windham; Southeast Providence; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Western Essex; Eastern Hampden; Southern Plymouth; Eastern Plymouth; Eastern Essex; Southern Worcester; Bristol; Southeast Middlesex; Tolland; Nantucket; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Southern Bristol; Central Middlesex County; Northwest Providence; Block Island; Suffolk; Northern Bristol; Barnstable; Eastern Hampshire; Western Kent

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

* From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning

* Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected across southern New England. The heaviest rainfall will occur Friday night into Saturday morning, where locally higher amounts may occur and cause flash flooding.

* Significant flooding of urban areas and small streams is possible.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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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



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