We recognize, engage, and advocate for our veterans and their families, by connecting them with the services and resources they've earned.
Our department oversees the financial assistance program known as Massachusetts General Law Chapter 115. This includes the decoration of veterans' graves and hero squares on Memorial Day, and carries out commemorative activities related to Boston veterans. Learn more about the rights and benefits of military personnel.
Satellite Veterans Services Offices
COVID-19 update: Our satellite offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact our main office for help at this time.
A Veterans Service Officer will be at Harvard Street Center from 1 - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, a Veterans Services Officer will be at Brighton Marine from 9 - 2 p.m. They can help you with any resources you may need, including M.G.L Chapter 115 benefits.
Before your visit, make sure to check out the Massachusetts Veteran Benefit Calculator to see what benefits you may qualify for. If you have any other questions, you can contact our office at 617-635-VETS.
Programs and events
Resources for veterans
Are you in a crisis or just need a hand? Get access to critical resources.
Penpals and buddies
The goal of our program is to pair people or families (buddies) with local veterans.
Operation Thank a Veteran
Volunteer to thank a veteran in-person for their service every month.
Annual African-American Veterans Appreciation Brunch
We will honor our African-American veterans by listening to their voices, their words, and their experiences.
Veterans Welcome Home Luncheon
Veterans and their families are invited to this event. Connect, communicate, and engage over a hearty luncheon and info session.
POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony
Please join us as we reflect upon the extraordinary sacrifices made on behalf of this country.
Memorial Day Flag Placement
Register a family member, loved one, or a friend to receive a flag.
Veterans Appreciation Night at the Boston Ballet
We give the gift of world class entertainment to Boston’s military families, veterans, and active duty personnel.
Veterans Town Hall
Help us honor and show appreciation for our nation's veterans.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration
Veterans Services and the USS Constitution are joining to commemorate the 79th Anniversary.
Hero squares in Boston
Learn more about the hero squares that exist in each neighborhood across the City.