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Representing Veterans In Discharge Upgrades
May 18, 2016
4:00 - 7:00pm
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Veterans Legal Services

P.O. Box 8457
Boston, MA 02114

Tel : (857) 317-4474
Fax : (844) 621-2797

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Who We Are

Veterans Legal Services is the leader in providing free legal advice and representation to homeless and low-income veterans in the Greater Boston area. 

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Our Mission 

Veterans Legal Services' mission is to promote self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security of homeless and low-income veterans through free and accessible legal services. Through restricted funding, we also provide legal services to the homeless in Cambridge.

Check out our five minute video presentation to learn more.

These are the Facts

  • On any given night there are over 1,250 homeless veterans in Massachusetts.

  • Legal assistance needs rank higher than housing among the top unmet needs of homeless veterans, according to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.

  • Veterans are 8% of the general population, but between 25% and 30% of the homeless population. 

  • The average cost of a single homeless person on society is $40,000 per year according to the  Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

  • The number of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness more than tripled in the last five years.

“The unmet legal needs of Veterans are one of the root causes of homelessness.” 

- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


YOU CAN HELP! 

Comprehensive supportive services, including legal services, are essential to ending veterans homelessness.

Veterans Legal Services helps homeless for veterans by removing legal barriers to stable housing.

By supporting Veterans Legal Services you can help end homelessness for a veteran or a veteran's family.

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