Women veterans in need of financial assistance are entitled to the same state benefits as men veterans under M.G.L. Chapter 115, administered by the veterans’ agent of each city or town. The Department of Veterans’ Services acknowledges that women veterans have needs and concerns not experienced by the general male veteran population. The Women Veterans’ Network of the Department of Veterans’ Services was established in 1977, with the vision of being the central resource for women veterans residing in Massachusetts. Members of the Women Veterans Network Committee include women veterans from all eras, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs representatives, local veterans’ agents, and veterans’ service organizations. The Women’s Veterans Network works in identifying, locating and educating women veterans in Massachusetts on available quality health and human services programs. It is the central resource for referrals for women veterans in Massachusetts. Among its goals are:
- Providing women veterans with information on federal, state, and local levels.
- Expanding awareness of the needs of women veterans and identifying health and human resource needs.
- Advocating on behalf of women veterans in Massachusetts.
Women Veterans’ Network
Department of Veterans’ Services
600 Washington Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 210-5781
Women are also encouraged to contact their local veterans’ agents to see what range of benefits they are entitled to under federal and state laws.