IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE VA


VA Announces Rollout and Application 

Process for New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.

Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.

“The new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”  

The VIC provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.

To request a VIC, Veterans must visit https://www.vets.gov/ click on Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card on the bottom left of the page and sign in or create an account.   https://www.vets.gov/veteran-id-card/  

Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at vets.gov. A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.


The Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers 
Plymouth and Middleboro

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"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan…"

– by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

Abraham Lincoln


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THREE HARTS FARM VETERANS  GROWING OPPORTUNITIES 


 THANK YOU 

Egan's Landscape and staff for generously landscaping the 

Three Harts Farm Veterans Growing Opportunities


A NEW COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE

 FOR

 ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH

 TREATMENT OPTIONS 

IN NEW ENGLAND

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THE NATHAN HALE FOUNDATION BECOME LAND OWNERS IN 2015!

Donations from these supporters and many more made this possible!

John F Glass VFW Post 2188

Simeon L. Nickerson Post 64 American Legion

Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce- Box Truck Donation

Rotary Club of Plymouth – MA -District 7950 - Club 6674

K & J Interiors

Brennan’s Smoke Shop

Nosh Tavern

Blue Knights MA Chapter XIII

Donations Made In Memory

PFC. Edward A. Ribeiro

PVT Clarence Guy Hart Jr. KIA WW2

Beulah Hanna Hart Gold Star Mother


HOW CAN YOU HELP???

The Three Harts Farm will use cobblestones, granite blocks and other

stonework to create our landscape design.

We are looking for people to 

donate cobble stones, granite block(s),

 and landscaping plants and shrubs !


Home Depot Gift Certificates

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THREE HARTS FARM~ Veterans Growing Opportunities


THANK YOU !

Egan's Landscape has donated services and material for Veterans Growing Opportunities!


By Paul E. Kandarian GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 01, 2015

Nathan Hale, the Revolutionary War spy hanged by the British in 1776, reportedly said before he was executed, “I only regret I have but one life to give for my country.”

Christopher C. Hart of Plymouth, who started the Nathan Hale Foundation, with veteran outreach centers in Plymouth and Middleborough, said of the American hero he named his group for: “He lost his life. I only lost 45 pounds.”

Hart, 51, was a quality control inspector for a printing company when the 2001 terrorist attacks happened, and after the Iraq War began, felt compelled to help veterans. His own family dates to Colonial times, he said, adding that men in his family have fought in every war America has been in. He tried to enlist at 18, he said, but failed the physical.

I started out just wanting to provide transportation for vets to the VA, and I put everything into it; I quit my job, lost weight, and was living in a car for awhile,” he said, until his efforts to form the nonprofit were realized and the foundation got underway. “I lost 45 pounds, all my money. All I had was hope.”

The foundation formed 10 years ago and the outreach centers provide free readjustment counseling, transportation, art therapy, yoga, food, clothing, and other services to 7,500 vets in 16 communities. The foundation recently created Three Harts Farm on Beaver Dam Road in Plymouth to run an agricultural and therapeutic center for vets. Hart said apple trees will be planted this fall, and there will be things like raised garden beds for vets who use wheelchairs to tend. For information, visit 

www.thenathanhaleveteransoutreachcenterplymouthma.com



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If you need help, please read the article below and call the 

SAVE TEAM.

Statewide Advocacy for Veterans' Empowerment (SAVE)

            "You Give Us the Call…We'll Give You the Answer."


The fundamental principle of the SAVE program is to advocate

 for veterans who are not able to obtain the benefits they have 

earned due to institutional or personal barriers. The program's

 primary mission is prevention of suicide and mental health 

distress through the identification of issues facing veterans 

when they return from service and proactively providing them

 with access to benefits and services that may address these 

issues and result in positive transitions back to civilian 

life.

SAVE acts as a liaison between veterans and their families 

and the various agencies within the federal and state 

governments.

The SAVE team works closely, and in collaboration, with the 

Massachusetts National Guard. Resources offered by the 

Massachusetts National Guard and their Family Readiness 

Program are available to all service members and their 

families, regardless of the branch in which they serve.


Contact Office

Boston Office:

SAVE Team


Department of Veterans' Service


600 Washington St., 7th Floor


Boston, MA 02111


617-210-5743


Toll-free: 1-888-844-2838


fax: 617-210-5755

save@massmail.state.ma.us




 

Thank you to  Jared Borgatti of Real Estate Options 153  for all of your prompt and professional work securing the property for our veterans!

 THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO MADE OUR VETERANS' CHRISTMAS

 A MERRY ONE!

THE FRONT PAGE 


The Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers is a provider of veteran outreach services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services. We are in our ninth year as a provider for the Commonwealth and provide 7,500 units of service a year, covering sixteen towns.

In 2015, we will begin our Veterans Growing Opportunities Program if all goes accordingly.

 

The Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers offers free transportation to and from VA Facilities, Brockton, West Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain for veterans and their families.

 

Transportation is provided for Plymouth and 8 surrounding towns.

Additional services include readjustment Counceling, Combat Counceling, PTSD Counseling and Bereavement Counseling

Both the Middleboro and Plymouth Outreach Centers offer a clothing and Veterans Wellness Food Pantry. These pantries serve Plymouth and 16 surrounding towns. The Pantry includes bakery items, fresh produce, meats and a wide variety of nutritious foods to supplement a veteran’s weekly grocery bill.

Wellness activities include adaptive cycling equipment, along with road bikes and children’s bikes. We also offer special day trips to museums or art shows. We also have added acupuncture and chair massage to our free services.






NEW FREE SERVICE!!!


Stop in Fridays 9-12 for FREE CHAIR Massage for clients of the Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers by Amy Ericson 

from A Healing Touch......

Chair massage takes place very Friday from 

12-2....call ahead to be sure of an appointment or call 



508-273-5332........or email......amy.ericson777@yahoo.com

 

 

Plymouth Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Plymouth CBOC

VA Boston Healthcare System serves Veterans through the delivery of timely quality care by staff who demonstrate outstanding customer service, the advancement of health care through research, and the education of tomorrow’s health care providers.

The new Plymouth outreach clinic located at 116 Long Pond Road, Suite 4, offers Primary Care services and access to specialty care through telemedicine to Veterans residing in and around Plymouth.

Some advantages to using the Plymouth clinic are having one primary care doctor to coordinate care on an ongoing basis, receiving primary medical care closer to home reducing travel time and the eligibility for specialty outpatient care.

The clinic is conveniently located on the first floor.  It’s easily accessible off route 3, has ample parking available and is accessible by public transportation.

The clinic will be open for business Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and patients can schedule appointments by calling the Patient Call Center toll free at 800-865-3384.

 

Location

116 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Be sure to get your flu shot this year! 

Outpatient Flu Clinic Information

 

Frequently Asked Question:

Can a flu shot give you the flu?
No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. The influenza viruses contained in a flu shot are inactivated (killed), which means they cannot cause infection. Flu vaccine manufacturers kill the viruses used in the vaccine during the process of making vaccine, and batches of flu vaccine are tested to make sure they are safe. In randomized, blinded studies, where some people get flu shots and others get salt-water shots, the only differences in symptoms was increased soreness in the arm and redness at the injection site among people who got the flu shot. There were no differences in terms of body aches, fever, cough, runny nose or sore throat.

(Information obtained from www.flu.gov)

Scheduled Outpatient Clinics for VA Boston Patients

Community Clinic Directory

Causeway CBOC

Causeway Street (Boston) Community Based Outpatient Clinic

251 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-248-1000 Or 617-248-1000
Fax: 617-248-1282 
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Framingham

Framingham Community Based Outpatient Clinic

61 Lincoln Street, Suite 112
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-628-0205
Fax: 508-626-8224 
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Lowell CBOC

Lowell Community Based Outpatient Clinic

130 Marshall Road
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-671-9000
Fax: 978-671-9149 
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Plymouth CBOC

Plymouth Community Based Outpatient Clinic

116 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 
Fax: Not Available 
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Quincy CBOC

Quincy Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Quincy Medical Center, 2nd floor114 Whitwell St
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-2010
Fax: 617-376-2015 
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