Boston, April 14, 2017 – The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is one of 28 organizations from throughout the country to receive funding from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s (DVNF) Capacity Building Grants Program. The Center received a $25,000 grant to support its important mission of working with aging Veterans.
“The New England Center and Home for Veterans greatly appreciates this generous donation from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation,” said Mr. Andy McCawley, President and CEO of the NECHV. “It will help us continue to provide services to Veterans and embrace the demographic shift in aging Veterans, and work more effectively toward meeting their needs allowing the Veteran population to age with dignity. The senior Veteran population is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the availability of decent and affordable housing, caregiver support, and healthcare services is important to their health and well-being.”
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 13 million Veterans are over 55, representing over two-thirds of all Veterans, and in the next 25 years this same cohort of Veterans is projected to make up at least 40 percent of all Veterans.
The Capacity Building Grants are DVNF’s way of touching the lives of Veterans through organizational partners throughout the country. Each and every one of the Grant Partners is making a difference for Veterans in their respective communities in their own unique way.