Tel.: 508-992-5313

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 [email protected] 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.

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.


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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...


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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.

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

Nominee Form