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Press Coverage


May 27, 2015: Boston Veterans Center to get $31M upgrade

February 25, 2015: Arm Wrestling Benefits Homeless Vets

January 22, 2015: Boston Tire Dealership Celebrates 40 by Giving Back


November 11, 2014: Constitution Sailors, NBA Players Volunteer at Homeless Veterans Center

November 7, 2014: Getting An Early Start on Veterans Day Volunteering

October 31, 2014: Veterans honored at Watertown woman’s birthday

October 6, 2013: Mayor Walsh Announces City has helped secure $3.8M to help homeless and at-risk veterans

July 10, 2014: Mayor Walsh seeks more housing for veterans

July 9, 2014, Mayor Walsh: No more Boston homeless vets (video)

June 10, 2014: Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

May 1, 2014: Volunteers Pitch In As Home Depot Donates $500K to Veterans Homeless Shelter In Boston

April 30, 2014: Helping veterans in Boston (video, Bank of America)


December 18, 2013: Adopt-A-Vet Program Offers Essentials To Homeless Veterans in Boston

November 26, 2013: Serving Those Who Served

August 24, 2013: New England Center for Homeless Veterans embarks on $21m renovation

August 19, 2013: BRA approves $21 million renovation of New England Center for Homeless Veterans

March 12, 2013: Mass. Unveils New Plan To Help Homeless Veterans


Gifts of Hope- Helping Veterans stay off the streets

Gifts of Hope-Helping Veteran move beyond past of abuse and alcohol

Gifts of Hope-NECHV provides food for veterans in the toughest times

Gifts of Hope-Looking for a place to call home

Gifts of Hope-Job training program gives vets second chance

Gifts of Hope-Center looks ahead to future goals and challenges


November 8, 2011: B’s Visit NECHV: Boychuck and Horton visited vets in downtown Boston

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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