“The mission of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is to provide the highest quality of services to assist, support, and advocate for all Veterans and their families in Essex, Middlesex, Barnstable and Rockingham Counties.”
The Outreach Center, our keystone program, has been in continuous operation since 1985. Established in Lawrence, VNOC started as a storefront operation, staffed largely by volunteers, to provide support and advocacy to Vietnam Veterans. Through the years, the focus of the Center has expanded to accommodate over 50,000 Veterans in our region who are eligible for care. We provide a continuum of care to Veterans, their families, from the very basic food and shelter needs to advocacy, information, referral, career, and education services. VNOC also sponsors a number of outreach initiatives to Veterans of all eras and families of Veterans. The Center is funded, in part, through contracts with Department of Veterans Affairs, Mass. Department of Veterans Services, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and private donations.