veterans issues

New England News
6:36 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Veterans' Assistance Center Opens At State Run Soldiers' Home

The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke MA
Credit WAMC

A new veterans’ assistance center has opened at the state run soldiers’ nursing  home in Holyoke.

The center will provide veterans of  all ages with help in obtaining government benefits their military service entitles them to,community referrals, and interaction with local veteran service agents The new center was praised Thursday by the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Big Read's Psychology and Impact of War Keynote Panel Discussion

  The Big Read is a month-long series of programs that brings together an entire community to read and discuss a single book. This November, The Big Read comes to Albany with the book The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and includes an assortment of book discussions, films, performances, and exhibitions.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts

Veterans seek help at the "Western Massachusetts Stand Down" held in the Greek Cultural Center at St.George's Church in Springfield MA
WAMC

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is making progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans in the country. But the critical need was evident at an event Friday in Springfield Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   Hundreds of veterans looking for help filed into a church social hall for an opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 60 agencies and programs, including health care providers, counseling services, and housing specialists.  There were free meals and each could leave with a bag of clothes.

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