Somerville Mass Bay Veterans Center Walk for the Homeless Hosted by Marisa Tauro Great Success

By Tom Ford

Somerville Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center Walk for the Homeless Hosted by Marisa Tauro and the Tauro Family (Supporting Marisa’s commitment to ending homelessness) We raised close to $8,000 today for our veterans! Thank you to all of the walkers, sponsors and volunteers that helped make today’s walk a huge success! TEAMTAUROforMAYOR2021

This past Sunday, the  Somerville Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center Walk for the Homeless was hosted by Marisa Tauro and the Tauro Family (Supporting Marisa’s commitment to ending homelessness),  (Marisa Tauro has taken stand on the many Homeless Veterans and Street Homeless Individuals in the City of Somerville. This is one of many steps that Marisa Tauro will be taking in the future!)

The walk began at Trum Field located at 541 Broadway in Somerville and ending with a reception at the Winter Hill Yacht located at 500 Artisan Way in Somerville.  Over one hundred walkers and volunteers participated in the walk which raised close to $8,000. All proceeds will go to benefit the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center of Somerville that’s located on North Street in Somerville.

Mission Statement:

Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center
At the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center (MBVC), veterans are welcomed home.
At MBVC, veterans find themselves in a safe, clean, and compassionate environment where they can make connections to employment opportunities, long-term independent housing, substance abuse counseling, and mental health care.
Many veterans arrive after being homeless for years, empty-handed, seeking a safe place to learn how to cope with addiction or mental illness. It’s a community where veterans have the time and resources to take care of themselves, create relationships with one another, and get the support they need to rebuild their independence.
Located in Somerville, MBVC provides 22 transitional and 7 permanent units of housing to formerly homeless veterans.
Services include:
* Transitional and Permanent Housing Options

* Case Management Services
* Housing Assistance
* Employment Assistance
* Mental Health Services
* Community Reintegration
* Individual and Group Counseling
* Life Skills Training
* Linkage to VA Resources


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