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NECHV Case Manager Receives Boston VA “Above and Beyond” Award

Alanna Schonfeld, the WORTH Case Manager at NECHV, received the VA Boston Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Above and Beyond Award in recognition of her exemplary service to the Veterans she works with. Schonfeld was nominated after accompanying a Veteran in the WORTH program to a court appearance and pleading with the court on his behalf, resulting in the court waiving his restitution and closing his administrative probation. She was presented with the award during a monthly HCHV meeting attended by NECHV leadership and colleagues.

Congratulations, Alanna! We are so proud to have you as a member of our team. We extend our sincere thanks to the Boston VA for recognizing her outstanding commitment to Veterans.






About the award: Above and Beyond is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of members and affiliates of the HCHV team in going above and beyond. These efforts include work with Veterans, or work with other agencies or departments, as well as in support of their fellow HCHV team members. Sean Terry, NECHV Director of Housing Services, was a previous recipient of the award.

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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