JFS supports our veterans.
CEO Lino Covarrubias was in uniform 26 years in the U.S. Navy both in the enlisted and officer ranks.
JFS has a commitment with our partner agencies to ensure no veteran is left behind. In recent years JFS was instrumental in assisting with the funding of the elevator to MassBay Community College’s Veterans “Bunker” study facility located in the basement which was previously difficult to access for injured/disabled veterans.
Find links below to key partners – follow the links for important information.
- Brothers for Life
- Verizon’s- Assistive technology toolkit for veterans with PTSD
- Boston Veterans Collaborative — http://www.collaborate.vet/
- Check out the Veterans Collaborative calendar for opportunities available for veterans/families in Massachusetts to access food support
- Veterans Guide – an advocacy center that assists veterans with many of the special benefits and programs they have access to
- The holidays can be a difficult time for active service members, Veterans and their families. Click below for information about available programs and resources:
- MA Department of Veteran Services
- MassBay Community College Veteran Services
- Framingham State University Veteran Services
- Federal VA Services Referral Portal
- MilitaryTimes Job Board
- COVID19 Military Support
- Best Jobs for Servicemen
- Home Buyers Guide for Veterans
- William James College Programs and Support
- Memory Care Resources for Veterans (MemoryCare.com)
- Did you know financial benefits are available to low-income veterans and their dependents in Massachusetts?
- Visit the MASS VET BENEFIT CALCULATOR website to learn more
- Guide to Veterans Affairs benefits and loans – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefits for eligible veterans, including VA loans, the GI Bill, job training, medical benefits, and housing grants for disabled veterans.
Resources for LGBT Service Members and Veterans:
- Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Service Members and Veterans – Veterans (va.gov)
- 5 Days into Presidency, Biden Overturns Effective Ban on Transgender Military Service (Military.com)
*Page updated 12/15/2023
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- eNewsletter, May 2023 featuring a Memorial Day message from CEO Lino Covarrubias
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- JFS of Metrowest’s COO, Lino Covarrubias, Recognized by Mass Bay Community College’s Veterans Student Association
- Contact JFS if you are a Veteran and need assistance
- Click for more news about JFS’ work to support Veterans in our community