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.
Since that time, VTH has grown to provide 45 short-term beds with accompanying stabilization services—and 27 "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. These include one-on-one case management, relapse prevention, drug and alcohol education, nutrition and health counseling, anger management, arts therapy, and job training and placement. VTH also offers in-house computer training. It is the only organization of its kind in the area.
Since its inception, VTH has provided over 2,500 formerly-homeless veterans with housing and specialized supportive services. Last year, VTH provided much-needed housing and services to 96 male veterans in need.
Our dedicated staff of 23, which includes case workers and addictions counselors, stay connected to the community through memberships in area task forces and committees. We partner with numerous city and state service providers to provide optimum resources for our veterans. Our Board of Directors meets monthly. VTH receives and manages federal funding from the US Departments of HUD and the VA, and is proud to receive "clean" independent audits yearly.
Our Mission is 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.