Donate Now

News at NECHV

2017 Stand Down Reaches 600 Local Veterans

The 2017 Greater Boston Stand Down, presented by Citizens Bank, took place on September 8 at its new location on Boston City Hall Plaza. Just over 600 local Veterans attended to receive services from over 100 providers at no cost, including health and dental care, housing assistance, and legal expertise. Job placement opportunities were also available to Veterans who attended. 66 Veterans were either offered a job or interviewed that day and invited for a second interview.

The event included entertainment and other activities as well. Local band Ramshackle and the 105.7 WROR Street Team both attended to provide hit music throughout the day. In the wellness tent, Veterans could participate in tai chi exercises and reiki treatments.

The NECHV is proud to host an event that brings Veterans the services they need in one place. The Greater Boston Stand Down would not be successful without the assistance of our public and private partners, and the service providers and volunteers who donate their skills, knowledge, effort, and time.

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.

Please helpThere are many Ways to DonateDonate Now