BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Each month, “WBZ Cares” highlights a worthy non-profit organization and tells the story of what that organization does for the community. This month WBZ is profiling the New England Center and Home for Veterans in downtown Boston, offering a broad array of programs to help those who served our country.
Each veteran at the New England Center and Home for Veterans talks with a case worker about their needs. Vice-President of Human Services Kristine DiNardo says each veteran is treated individually.
“Most integrated service plans include a housing plan, they include an employment and training plan, they include obtaining the benefits that they deserve, that they are entitled to. We provide a full array of services,” DiNardo said.
An important segment of the programs they provide is training and employment services.
(Rebecca Munroe, training school and employment programs) “You cannot go on an interview if you are not confident in yourself and the skills that you’re presenting. So a lot of what we do is make sure that the veterans know that they will be successful, they do have these skills and they will get a job and you’re hired because you’re qualified and capable,” said Munroe.
Rebecca Munroe, in charge of the training school and employment programs, telling us more about how they help veterans get a job, “It could encompass life skills, it could encompass actual job skills training, education. We have some collaborations with community colleges that the veterans are able to access and then the employment services. So helping them either find a job, or a paying job, full-time, part-time, a couple hours a week even, whatever they want is what we try to help them achieve.”
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Doug Cope Reports