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. To learn more about the organization's work this past year, click here.




On any given night, there are over 1,250 homeless veterans in Massachusetts.

Legal assistance

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.

You can help

Comprehensive supportive services, including legal services, are essential to ending veterans' homelessness.  
Veterans Legal Services helps homeless veterans by removing legal barriers to stable housing.  
By supporting Veterans Legal Services you can help end homelessness for a veteran or a veteran's family.