Mental Wellness & Programming

The MVOC Wellness Programs provide mental and emotional care that helps veterans develop support systems and coping mechanisms, as well as aids for the reintegration process back into their personal livelihoods, families, and communities. Mental health and wellness significantly contributes to the MVOC’s successful efforts of reducing homelessness and reintroducing stability into a veteran’s life.   Programming is provided to ALL veterans and veteran family members at no cost.

One-On-One and Couples Sessions:

Counseling is offered by appointment Monday through Friday, and for personal crisis intervention on a walk in basis.  Call 978-632-9601 for further information or to set up an appointment.

If you or a loved one is experiencing an emergency, please call the Veterans Crisis Hotline at  988 (Press 1 for Veterans), or dial 911 for emergency medical services.

Group Sessions:

  • Recovery Group: Every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm with MVOC Case Manager & Air Force Veteran Stephen
    • Join this self-help meeting, which combines practices from many different types of groups into one safe peer-supported space with topics driven by the participants.
  • Peer Support GroupEvery Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 hosted by the  National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • This peer support group is open to all, veterans and civilians, and is hosted in our auxiliary building at 248 Central Street
  • Healthy Eating for the Non-Chef: Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm with MVOC Benefits Coordinator Heidi
    • Call us at 978-632-9601 to reserve your spot for one month or multiple months. Space is limited and registration is required.
  • Self Discovery Group: Every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00pm with MVOC Counselor and Air Force Veteran Dr. Bob Stair
    • This group focuses on mental health and well-being, including living with PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression

By Appointment: 

  • Yoga Therapy and Somatic Healing Sessions: By appointment, veterans and/or their spouses can request 1-hour sessions with our partner, Stephanie Lizotte, who is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT).
    • Sessions can be day or evening based on instructor and client availability. Call our main office for more information!
  • Case Management: The MVOC is a recipient of the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which offers veterans one-on-one case management that assists with building support systems and local connections, as well as financial assistance grants to help with job training/retraining and child care. You can read more about this program HERE, then give us a call to talk about getting started.


Also, don’t forget to check our events calendar to see what other wellness and enrichment programs we may be running!