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
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.
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.