For All Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel, National Guard, Reserve Call-Ups, and Their Families


The Veterans' Services outreach program is continuously growing and always looking for engaged citizens.  If you are looking to get involved, please email Subject: OPCOMM, for updates on events and meetings. Any veteran, active duty, reserve or national guard person and/or their family may contact the City of Boston's Department of Veterans' Services for help with understanding federal, state and city laws and benefits that are available to them. These laws can save veterans and their families legal problems, their jobs, and possibly money.

Please Note:

  • The City of Boston will answer any question for free.

  • The City of Boston will help obtain any benefits that may be available.

  • The City of Boston will provide free advice on how to protect the military family.


Notary Public

The department offers Notary Public services for all documents unrelated to Chapter 115. Documents can be noterized through the office via appointment only during the hours of 8:15am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday. For an appointment please call 617.635.3026. 



City of Boston Veterans’ Services Partnering Organizations

Job Training, Resume counseling, & Interview Prep.

JobNet - 617-338-0809 X217

The Work Place 617-737-0093

IMPACT Employment Services  617.983.0351

Veterans Employment Program Office 202-606-7304   

Vet Success 

Boots to Business



Accredited Online Schools


Family Support

Vets Inc

Military Friends


Suicide Prevention

SAVE PROGRAM 1-888-844-2838

Veterans Crisis Line  1-800-273-8255  or text 838255 


Women’s Services

Women Veterans Network  (Viviana Cordoba) 617-210-5578


Physical and Mental Health Services

My HealtheVet  1-877-327-0022 

Red Sox Foundation & Mass General Hospital Home Base Program 617-724-5202

BU Dental 617.638.4700


Homelessness and Housing

New England Center for Homeless Veterans;  Shelter Legal Services  617-371-1800 OR 617-522-0623

Pine Street Inn 617.892.9100

Clothing St. Francis House 617-542-4211

Project Bread| FoodSource Hotline  1-800-645-8333

ABCD Fuel Assistance 617-357-6012

Boston Home Center 617-635-HOME (4663)

Rosie’s Place 617.442.9322

Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea or Holyoke Please call;  617-884-5660

Furniture-Mass Coalition 781-595-7570




Federal Recovery Coordination Teams 

There and Back Again | 800-331-0187


Legal Services

Veterans Legal Clinic Legal Services Center | 617-522-3003 



Military Records 617-635-3026 617-635-3026

Deployment / Welcome Home Bonuses | Please call 617-367-9333 ext 859 Annuity for 100% Disability and Gold Star Parents & Spouses please contact: MA Department of Veterans’ Services 617-210-5480

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund

Volunteers of America

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Protections, Rights and Benefits for Military Personnel and Their Families

Recognizing the disruption that military call-ups cause to National Guard and reservists' lives and intending to free them from harassment and injury in connection with their civil-non-military affairs, so that they can devote full attention to duty, Congress, the Massachusetts Legislature and the City of Boston has provided protection and a number of rights and benefits.

To assist the military people and their families, the City of Boston has highlighted some of the benefits:

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What are my Protections under the Federal Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act?
What are my re-employment rights?
What are my rights under Massachusetts Law?
Are there additional Massachusetts benefits and protections?