New England Center for Homeless Veterans

17 Court Street
Boston MA 2108

Phone: (617) 371-1800


The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans offers a residential program with a three-tiered structure: Cot Squad, Transitional Housing and Single Room Occupancy. It also offers supportive services such as Education and Employment, and Health Care and Financial/Legal Services to veterans.

The shelter is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, serving male and female veterans. The shelter also provides three healthy meals daily.

Programs and Supportive Services
The Cot Squad prepares each homeless veteran for the shelter’s reintegration program. Each veteran is given a thorough assessment and evaluation. Residents receive individual counseling and on-site assistance to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, emotional and family problems. Clients are assigned a case manager, and start to develop short and long-term goals to attain self-sufficiency. An emergency health care clinic is located on-site. A clinic offers medical, dental and optical services. Financial counseling and legal services are also provided to clients.

Transitional Housing provides clients with a more comfortable living environment. Clients must either be working or enrolled in a training or educational program to enter this component. The program’s focus concentrates on financial management and the search for permanent housing. This program rewards clients for the work they have done and prepares them for the transition to self-sufficiency.

Single Room Occupancy Units – There are 59 project-based single room occupancy (SRO) permanent units housed within the John Joseph Moakley Veterans Quarters located at the shelter.

Veterans Training School
An important part of the Mission of the Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc. (dba New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans) is to extend a helping hand to homeless men and women who face significant challenges to employment. The goal of the Veterans Training School and Institute is to significantly reduce unemployment through a comprehensive vocational training program leading to full employment.