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Veterans Services

Veterans Services

We facilitate full and equal participation in all aspects of life by veterans in Boston.

With deep appreciation, we recognize and engage our veterans and their families, advocate for assistance in their time of need, and connect them with the services 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.

Veterans Services
43 Hawkins Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Monday: 8:15 AM-4:15 PM
Tuesday: 8:15 AM-4:15 PM
Wednesday: 8:15 AM-6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:15 AM-4:15 PM
Friday: 8:15 AM-4:15 PM


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mass Vets Advisor

Explore the programs and benefits offered by Massachusetts to veterans and their families.

Veteran and cadet cutting cake together
Varied Resources

Whether you are in a crisis or simply need a hand, get access to critical resources.

Sailor saluting an American flag
Operation: Thank a Veteran

Volunteer to thank a veteran in-person for their service every month.

News and announcements

Picture of the Groundbreaking of Patriot Homes
Nov 14

Mayor Walsh celebrates Veterans Day at grand opening

Veterans Services
Mayor Martin Walsh thanks runners and walkers for their support and kicks off the 5K Road Race hosted by the Samaritans
Oct 3

Mayor Walsh announces partnership with Samaritans to promote suicide prevention

Mayor's Office
Boston's Way Home Graphic
Aug 5

Mayor Walsh Appoints Special Advisor on Homelessness

Mayor's Office
Mayor Walsh Speaking to Two Homeless Men
Apr 20

Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services in FY17 Budget

Mayor's Office

Hero squares in Boston

Learn more about the hero squares that exist in each neighborhood across the City.