West Suburban Veterans' District

The West Suburban Veterans' District (WSVD) works independently and in accordance with state laws and regulations, manages and participates in the administration of benefits available to eligible veterans and their dependents.  All Veteran's Agents receive guidance and oversight by the Commonwealth's Secretary of Veterans' Services.  The WSVD provides assistance to veterans in assessing benefits, identifying federal, state, and local programs, providing referrals for employment and training, housing, and medical care.  Please call to arrange a personal consultation with the Director or Deputy Director of Veteran's Services.  Stanley Spear serves as the full-time District Director.  Matthew Ching is the full-time Deputy Director and Sally Rose provides administrative support.

Upcoming Events for Veterans

Norfolk County District #5 VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Annual Chicken Bar BQ will be held on Sunday July 26, 2015.

MassVets MusicFest 2015 at Battleship Cove - Fall River on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Check out MassVetsAdvisor to learn about Benefits and Programs for which you and your family may be eligible.

Listen to Veteran's Voice Radio hosted by Gregg Brasso every Thursday night from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM from Marshfield, MA. The show includes discussion on veterans' topics such as: Careers, Housing, Family Services, Education, G.I. Bill, Government Benefits, Women's Veterans Issues, and Stories from Veterans. For more information click here

Spend a day at the Center of Excellence, receive a check for $210 and contribute to a Research Opportunity for Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. To learn more about research specifically designed for our military click here.

Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program if you have some time to volunteer please consider helping a veteran in Norfolk County.

Employment and Training Resources for Veterans

Veterans Boot Camp at ETR in Norwood 

Boot Camp Video

Employment & Training Resources

Veterans Inc. Call of Duty Employment Assistance helps veterans to find high quality careers by supporting and preparing them for the job market by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the marketplace.


Heidrea4Heroes provides resources and support designed to deliver positive change to veterans in southeastern Massachusetts. For more information look at www.heidrea4heroes.org.

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Are You Interested In A Nursing Career?

If so, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing is conducting an HRSA funded grant program titled "Heroes into Healthcare". This program is aimed at recruiting and promoting minority and disadvantaged veterans to obtain a university-based nursing education and enter the nursing workforce. 

Please check out these attachments to learn more about this exciting opportunity. 

U MA Nursing Heroes - Healthcare

                       U MA Amherst Nursing

Stanley W. Spear, Jr.

Director of Veterans Services



Matthew Ching

Deputy Director



Phone: (781) 489-7509

Fax:      (781) 489-7474