Veterans Transition House (VTH)

344 County St, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Our mission The Veterans Transition House was established to provide hope for homeless veterans in a safe, sober, supportive residence and to assist those who desire to achieve rehabilitation, self-sufficiency, and community reintegration.

Veterans Transition House (VTH)

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Cyber Deputy

Do you love using Facebook, Twitter and other social media? Would you like to use your knowledge to help veterans? Becoming one of our cyber deputies might just be your perfect opportunity! Flexible hours and the ability to work from home or on your phone make this job a great fit for any modern marketer.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Event Planning

VTH holds annual fundraisers and community events. You can help assist us with planning, managing and promoting these events. It's a great way to make a difference and meet people in the community.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Resident Events

Do you love a good birthday party? Want to go out in nature and talk a walk? Maybe planning residents' events is a good fit for you. Come by and meet our residents and staff!
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Teach a Class

Do you have a skill that you would like to share? If you have teaching experience, we would love for you to come teach your skill to our residents.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays

Improvement Agent

Assist VTH with facility improvements like painting, cleaning, yard work, and other critical projects.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Visit a Vet

The New Bedford community has a large number of elderly veterans who could use a friendly face from time to time. If you have free time and want to make a friend, please consider participating in our visit a vet program.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Families
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Veterans Transition House Ambassador

Are you passionate about the issues veterans face in our community and excited about the programs VTH has to offer veterans? Spread your fire by becoming a VTH Ambassador and giving presentation at events and schools about veterans' issues. We'll provide you with information, statistics and research opportunities to help you tell the community about our services.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Driver

If you have a Massachusetts State license and are interested in driving local veterans to their doctor appointments, please contact us. Our residents will be very appreciative.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays
How you help We engage volunteers who want to help local veterans and are pleased to partner with local veteran services and organizations to extend the reach of our volunteer power to meet the needs of veterans in the community.
About us 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. VTH has grown to provide 45 short-term beds with accompanying stabilization servicesโ€”and 11 permanent units, and 20 (GPD) "graduate level" transitional single bedroom units within four houses in the community. In tandem with the provision of safe, sober housing, VTH provides offers an broad array of supportive services designed to provide a strong foundation for each veteran's recovery and rehabilitation.
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