Each holiday season, CHOIR selects a worthy area nonprofit organization to support. This year, CHOIR will be supporting Veterans Legal Services. Veterans Legal Services (VLS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Boston, MA that provides free legal services to low-income veterans in greater Boston, helping veterans in areas such as housing, family, consumer, and benefits. VLS services include an on-site legal clinic and medical-legal partnership with the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Over the past year, VLS serviced approximately 800 veterans’ cases. Please see below for examples of the life-changing impact of their important work.
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In the Veterans’ Own Words
“Without the assistance I have received from Veterans Legal Services, I would be in a homeless shelter, depressed, and with no motivation. Now, I’m getting medical treatment, looking for a place to live, and have actually found a reason to focus on my therapy and upcoming surgeries with confidence. They have given me hope for myself, my children, and our future together.”
-David, U.S. Navy Veteran
“Just, the worry and the fear that I was facing – we got the eviction notice from his attorney, and, what a mean guy he was, and [my volunteer attorney] was just unbelievable … Everyone from VLS has been awesome … A whole weight fell off my back. It’s been amazing. I never thought, at 54, that I’d be owning my own home.”
-William, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
“[My volunteer attorney] made me feel comfortable in what to do and he helped me … It has had a tremendous impact. Without [VLS] helping me out, I would not have been able to financially start over.”
-Daniel, U.S. Navy Veteran
“[Veterans Legal Services]…kept me from drowning in this vast legal system and gave me back my dignity.”
-Tom, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
“The professionalism, time spent, and attention to detail made me feel as if I were their only client. I can’t say this enough: I am extremely grateful for what VLS does and continues to do. I could not have handled this on my own.”
-Michael, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
“I had charges from years ago that were still haunting me. So [my volunteer attorney] and I got together, and I gave him all my degrees and medals, and he wrote up a summary. And we had to go to court and the judge was nice, and [my volunteer attorney] was there with me, helping me. And I got everything [sealed], and everything is good to go … It will help with upcoming [employment] interviews.”
– U.S. Air Force Veteran
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