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COVID-19 Intake Procedure

PURPOSE 
This policy establishes revisions to the New England Center and Home for Veterans’ intake policy in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

POLICY 
The New England Center and Home for Veterans remains committed to serving those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are altering our intake procedure to further ensure the wellbeing of the residents and staff. NECHV cannot accept Veterans that use medical equipment such as: Oxygen, Nebulizer or a CPAP machine. Based on CDC and/or State guidelines, additional safety measures may be required. 

The NECHV requires everyone to wear a mask inside of the building at all times.

PROCEDURES

1) Outside Referrals 
Individuals referred by other institutions (e.g. VA), must first consult with Christine Tassia, Director, Veteran 360 Behavioral Health or her designee. She can be reached at christine.tassia@nechv.org or by phone at O: (617) 371-1708 C: (781) 400-6798.

Providers can also complete this referral form electronically: Provider Referral Form

A NECHV staff person will call you back within one business day to discuss the referral. Please note, completion of the referral form, does not guarantee admissions.

Prior to intake, the exiting provider must provide proof of a “negative” COVID-19 test within the past 48 hours. Upon arrival, the client must be screened and cleared for entry by on-site clinical staff (Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program).

2) Walk-Ins 
Prior to entry into the building intake, the client must provide proof of a “negative” COVID-19 test within the past 48 hours. The test results will be confirmed, and the client will be screened and cleared for entry by on-site clinical staff (Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program). 

Please note, we can only accommodate a limited number of walk-ins per day. It is always best to call to schedule. Please contact Christine Tassia at christine.tassia@nechv.org or by phone at O: (617) 371-1708 C: (781) 400-6798 to schedule.

3) Medical Monitoring
Clients approved for entry are required to meet daily with Clinic staff for health monitoring for the first five (5) business days upon entry. 

Advancement Team

CONTACT ADVANCEMENT TEAM

New England Center and Home for Veterans

Advancement Department

17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

T 617-371-1777  F 617-371-1840

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

Annual Greater Boston Stand Down

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 standdown@nechv.org. 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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