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Housing, Health, Hunger & Help: Resources for Veterans

Information on shelters, food, medical and legal assistance for the homeless and housing insecure in the Greater Boston area.

The Veterans Crisis Hotline

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to confidentially speak with a VA responder 
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Text: 838255 
Chat online: Click here.

If you feel that you may harm yourself or someone else, and are in need of emergency services, please call 911, or proceed to the nearest emergency room

Other Hotlines

Guide Disclaimer

This Research Guide has been compiled by librarians and library staff at the Boston Public Library from community partners and online sources. Links are verified and fact-checked on a semi-annual basis, however, they may change at any time. Please contact the organizations you are interested in directly to verify that they are the right fit for you or your loved one.

Boston's Way Home

Local Resources

Toll-free Traumatic Brain injury helpline exclusively for OEF/OIF veterans and families 
888-VET-1TBI (888-838-1824)

SAVE (Statewide Advocacy for Veterans' Empowerment) Team

National Organizations