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The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) holds an informative forum on the third Friday of each month, September through June, at the Athol-Orange Elks Club, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Various topics concerning the North Quabbin area are presented by assorted organizations, businesses and individuals. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The North Quabbin Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, exclusively supported by membership donations and grants. Your donation is tax deductible.



North Quabbin Community Coalition
251 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Fax 978-575-0474

Veterans Directory

If information about you or your agency is incorrect, please let us know at 978-249-3703 or If you or your agency are not listed as a service for the North Quabbin region, please feel free to submit your information for consideration.

Please click here for an alphabetical list of agencies: INDEX

HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH)

HUD-VASH Partner Agencies:

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services

Athol, Orange, Petersham, Philllipston, Royalston

Veterans' Services Officer, 584 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331
978-249-6935 ~ Fax: 978-575-0269

Erving, New Salem, Warwick, Wendell
Resource and Referral Center, 294 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-772-1571 ~ Fax: 413-772-1401

Through the department, veterans can receive information and direction concerning annuities, awards & medals, bonuses, burial information, Chapter 115 benefits, employment, flags and grave markers, property and excise tax exemptions, Record Retention, Outreach, Shelters and Transitional Housing, Soldier’s Homes, and Veterans’ Services.

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 (Press 1) ~

The USVA provides a wide range of benefits including, Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependant and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits. VA Benefits in Brief is a printable document that provides an at-a-glance description of VA benefits, as well as contact phone numbers and locations.

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Mass VetsAdvisor

The Mass VetsAdvisor, benefitting Veterans and their Families, is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

This website,, is a guide to anyone searching for benefits and programs for Veterans and their family members. The data is comprehensive and currently provides search results from Massachusetts and Federal resources, listing only the benefits and services the Veteran is qualified for, and, where available, an "action plan" to apply for the benefit. Users will be able to print, email, save, or forward the action plan to his or her Veterans Services Officer. Our goal is to refine and expand this site over time to improve the quality of the information and to increase the knowledge and use of benefits, programs, and services to Veterans and their families.

The Mass VetsAdvisor was funded through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Initiative program, and is maintained by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

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Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

Headquarters: 268 Central Street Ste. A, Gardner, MA 01440 ~ 978-632-9601
Stallings Campus: 21 Murdock Avenue, Winchendon, MA 01475 ~ 978-297-7466

Do you know a veteran, or even yourself, that has had a tough return to civilian life, that has maybe been affected by hurdles they/you can’t seem to overcome? At the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, we understand the hardships and sacrifices veterans have made for their country, your country, and the setbacks that often accompany them. For more than 25 years, we’ve been offering a full range of services for our veterans from counseling to food assistance to transitional housing and transportation. Life is often harder for a veteran than many civilians can fathom and we’re here to help every step of the way.

We offer a full range of service for the transitioning veteran:

Since the beginning, our veterans’ outreach center has been faithful to the mission, vision, and guiding principles of founder Cathy Stallings McWilliams:  to provide transitioning veterans with the counseling, tools, and assistance they need to recover their bearings and to restore a sense of dignity and self-sufficiency. If you find your path has become too steep, treacherous, or unfamiliar, we’ll provide you with the tools to continue and succeed in any community environment.

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National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans

NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. Information contained within the NRD is from federal, state and local government agencies; Veteran and military service organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

NRD is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

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Veterans Crisis Line

800-273-8255 ~ Text: 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is also available.

Get help for a veteran now.

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Veterans Services,  Upper Pioneer Valley District

Resource and Referral Center
294 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-772-1571 ~ Fax: 413-772-1401

Advocating for veterans, their spouses, dependants, widows or widowers for Veterans' Benefits on the Local, State and Federal levels. To assist in obtaining federal benefits which can include:  

Member Towns: Ashfield • Bernardston • Buckland • Charlemont • Colrain • Conway • Deerfield • Erving  Gill • Greenfield • Hawley •  Heath • Leverett • Leyden • Monroe • Montague • New Salem •  Northfield • Plainfield • Rowe • Shelburne • Shutesbury •  Sunderland • Warwick • Wendell • Whately 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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