New Veterans Home Opens Its Doors In Randolph


Randolph, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Winter is on its way in Massachusetts and homeless veterans in the Randolph area now have a new place to hang their hats.

The Envision Bank Home for Veterans in Randolph includes 10 studio apartments, each with their own private bathroom and kitchenette.

The home is the result of a public and private partnership between Envision Bank, formerly Randolph Savings, and Father Bill's in Quincy, according to John Yazwinski CEO of Father Bill's.

"The bank donated the land and gave us about half a million dollars out of their foundation and then we went to the state and asked for money and we were successful," Yazwinski said.

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, there are 917 homeless veterans in Massachusetts.

Yazwinski added that seven out of the ten veterans who will be living in the home have already moved in.

"One of the veterans is in a wheelchair and him and his sister came in and it was just tremendous to see the tears in her eyes and his eyes because he is in a handicap accessible unit," he said.

Yazwinski said it's great to see these veterans off the streets in their new homes.

Correction: A previous version of this story said Envision Bank used to be named Rockland Savings. It's former name was actually Randolph Savings.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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