Who We Are

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, a registered 501 (c)(3) community based, Veteran focused, non-profit based in Haverhill, MA, provides a full continuum of care to Veterans and their families in Essex, Middlesex and Barnstable Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire.

With compassion and dedication, we help at risk and low-income Veterans with basic food and shelter needs, housing, advocacy, counseling, peer support, case management, and VA benefits & claims assistance.

If you are a Veteran in need, or you care for a Veteran, we are here for you.

Your Donations Help us provide the following services:

  • Emergency Housing Solutions
  • Permanent Housing Solutions
  • Rental Eviction Assistance
  • Case Management
  • Relationship and Social Strengthening
  • Employment and Entrepreneurship Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Education and Literacy Programs
  • Legal Services
  • Benefit Assistance
  • Healthcare Support
  • Weekly Food Pantry

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

Who we are and what we do:

We are a recognized 501 (c)(3) veteran focused non-profit, established in 1985 to help Homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of being homeless find shelter and work towards stability and self-sustainment.

Through the Years, the focus of the Center has expanded to accommodate and serve the thousands of Veterans in the greater Merrimack Valley and Seacoast region to now include Boston, Metro West, North into New Hampshire, and South to Cape Cod.  We provide a continuum of care to Veterans and their families, ranging from very basic food and shelter needs to advocacy, information, referral, career and education services.

The Center currently operates eight housing units directly and collaborates with other agencies for additional housing space.  This translates into subsidized and supportive housing to 120+ Veterans and their families.  We are constantly working to expand and add living spaces in order to provide more affordable housing units for as many local Veterans as possible.

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Scott Forbes

Executive Director

Scott Forbes is the Executive Director of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill, MA. Scott oversees all Federal & State funded grant programs that provide housing assistance, employment, access to VA benefits, outreach, and peer support opportunities that improve the overall quality of life for veterans and their families. He joined VNEOC in January of 2019.

Scott served his country for 22 years in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. As an Air Transportation Craftsman, Scott served on multiple combat tours with deployments to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is an active member of the Melrose Veterans Advisory Board and the Norman Prince VFW Post #1506. Additionally, Scott is a former Melrose City Councilor serving the residents of Ward 7 for three terms and was elected City Council President during his final year in office.

Scott received his supportive services from VNEOC in 2016, which dramatically changed his life for the better. He is grateful to work for the organization that helped him when he needed assistance during some difficult times, and comes to work every day knowing he has an opportunity to help others in the same fashion.

Board of Directors

Eric Nelson
United States Army
Employment Services

Vice President
Robert DiFazio
United States Navy
Business Owner

Lenin Roa
United States Navy
Real Estate

Michael Hart
United States Marine Corps

Greg Shaw
Banking / Finance

Jocelyn Rolley
Controller / Finance

Kristy LaCroix
Business Owner

William Sullivan
United States Navy

10 Reed Street Haverhill, MA 01832

(978) 372-3626


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