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Disabled Veterans National Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to NECHV

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.

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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