Thanks to Boston’s Home Base Organization, several Quinsigamond Community College veterans were recently invited to attend a Red Sox's game at Fenway Park. Veterans who attended with their family members included Eric Wells, Navy and Army; Desiree Vinson, Army; and Chris Perron, Navy Seabee.
“Home Base, a private non-profit organization out of Boston, works with our veterans and their family members. They graciously offered box seats with full amenities to three QCC veteran students,” said Paula Ogden, QCC Director of Veteran Affairs.
At QCC, veterans are afford a myriad of support services through the college’s Veterans Affairs office (located in room 258A of the Administration Building). Its mission is to provide support to student veterans and members of the Armed Forces to adjust to and be successful in civilian and college life. The office is committed to promoting college spirit, as well as establishing and maintaining fellowship amongst veterans and students on campus.
The Home Base Organization was founded in 2009 and is a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. The organization was developed to help heal the invisible wounds for post 9/11 veterans, services members and their families. Services include clinical care, wellness education and research. Home Base serves all veterans regardless of their length of service or discharge status, and all branches of service including the National Guard and Reserve. The focus of the organization’s outreach is on those veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, however no veteran is turned away.
Visit QCC Veteran Affairs support services to learn more.