Tel.: 508-992-5313

Tel.: 508-992-5313

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The Veterans Transition House (VTH) helps homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in the Massachusetts South Coast area. We provide shelter and services, with a special focus on healing from substance abuse and learning new life skills. The VTH is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit , founded in 1990 by a group of Vietnam veterans and community leaders who recognized the vital need for housing and supportive services for area homeless and at-risk veterans—especially those tackling substance abuse—on the Massachusetts South Coast. Our goal is the rehabilitation, self-sufficiency and reintegration of each veteran into the community. It's our belief that the veterans we serve seek a hand up, not a hand-out.

Building Hope for Heroes

We are engaged in a $1.3 million capital campaign for a new transitional housing facility and a new outreach center.

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With over $1 million raised, please help us reach the goal to open these vital new resources for veterans in need.

Veterans Transition House gets $300K to renovate 2 properties

NEW BEDFORD — The Veterans Transition House has received a $300,000 grant from the Alfiero Family Charitable Foundation in support of its $1.3 million Building Hope for Heroes Capital Campaign to renovate two city properties.

With $300,000 left to raise, the house will move forward with plans to renovate a historic building...

‘I think it’s saving my life’: Veterans find chance for new start as Veterans Transition House embarks on big changes

NEW BEDFORD — Steve Viveiros, a 36-year-old city native, served in the Navy from 2003 to 2007, including a six-month tour in Iraq. Coming back into civilian life, he didn’t know what was next. He went through a divorce, battled with alcohol, cocaine and opiates and became homeless.

The Board of Directors of the Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, Inc. – better known locally as the Veterans Transition House (“VTH”) – annually selects a veteran from the area who has made an outstanding contribution to veterans, veterans’ issues and the community as a whole.The Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for the 2019 Veteran of the Year award.

Completed forms should be mailed to the attention of the Board of Directors at: 344 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, or emailed to The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.This year’s award will be the 24th award given to a regional veteran for their contributions to Veterans and the community. Last year’s recipient was Christopher E. Azevedo, U.S. Army.

Nominations sought for the 24th Annual Veteran of the Year Award

Nominee Form