Due to COVID-19, all VLS legal clinics have been cancelled through at least May 4, 2020. We are continuing services for existing clients during this challenging time and offering remote services for new clients. Please call 857-317-4474 for the most up to date information and to see if you are eligible. Alternatively, you can complete an online eligibility screening by filling out this form. All information you provide is confidential.
If you or someone in your family has served in the military and you are experiencing food insecurity, financial insecurity, or housing insecurity, you may be eligible for immediate cash assistance from the Chapter 115 Program. Click here to learn more.
Please note that an advocate may return your call from a blocked number. We look forward to resuming in-person services when it is safe to do so.
Visit VLS's COVID-19 page for more information specific to the pandemic.
Veterans Legal Services' mission is to promote self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security of homeless and low-income veterans through free and accessible legal services.
Veterans Legal Services provides assistance to veterans living in Massachusetts.
VLS Receives 2018 Reginald Heber Smith Award for Excellence in Legal Services from Mass Lawyers Weekly
On any given night, there are over 1,250 homeless veterans in Massachusetts.
Legal assistance needs rank higher than housing among the unmet needs of homeless veterans, according to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Veterans are 8% of the general population, but between 25% and 30% of the homeless population.
The average cost of a single homeless person on society is $40,000 per year according to the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
The number of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness more than tripled in the last five years.
Friends of Veterans Legal Services
Friends of VLS is a group of distinguished individuals invited by the VLS Board of Directors to be affiliated with the organization due to their special knowledge of veterans' issues, legal services, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations.