New Bedford celebrates “Functional Zero” veteran homelessness for third straight year

On Monday morning we were invited to tour the Veterans Transition House facilities in New Bedford. Before the tour began, we listened in on a meeting with elected officials and other leaders in the veteran community. It’s apparent that assisting homeless veterans has been a top priority in New Bedford as today marked a third consecutive year achieving “functional zero” veteran homelessness in the city.

We spoke with Jason Stripnis, Business Manager & Chief Financial Officer of the Veterans Transition House to gain more knowledge on the hard work happening behind the scenes.

The Veterans Transition House currently has 83 veterans in housing. Mayor Mitchell toured the facility and spoke with veteran leadership.

If you’re interested in listening to the meeting for yourself, we recorded it in its entirety.

If you are a veteran in need or you know a veteran who is struggling, please reach out to the Veterans Transition House. They are an amazing organization that is making a huge difference in the lives of veterans in New Bedford.

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