Veterans Services

The Chicopee Veterans Services Office establishes appropriate veterans memorials, provides burial allowances for eligible veterans and is responsible for the marking, flag placement and identification of all veterans graves in this city.

The City of Chicopee, through Chicopee Veterans Services hosts the annual Memorial Day Parade as well as coordinating and assisting in any veterans ceremonies.


The mission of the Chicopee Veterans Services Office is to provide eligible veterans and their families, who are residents of Chicopee, with financial and medical assistance in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 115 and CMR 108.

Additionally, we provide referrals and assistance with housing, alternate sources of income, such as Social Security and the VA, employment opportunities, fuel assistance programs, area food banks, shelters, and employment services. We are committed to ensuring that the veterans and their families receive the assistance that they are eligible for and to encourage them to seek permanent, life-long solutions to their needs.

"Providing our veteran audience with information, education and resources."

October 2017

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Our office will be closed for our annual training from
Monday, October 23, 2017 - Thursday, October 26, 2017.
If you need to contact us throughout that time you can contact Director Stephanie Shaw via email at or through her work phone at (413) 887-2025. If you are not in need of an immediate answer you can leave a detailed message on our voicemail at (413) 594-3470 and someone will get back to you on Friday, October 27. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience!

Loving Hands Flyer

​If you or anyone you know has extra yarn to donate to the Loving Hands group please bring them down to our office (36 Center Street, Chicopee, MA 01013). We want to keep as many veterans as possible warm this year!
Honor Flight Flyer
Purple Heart
Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal

War On Terror Memorial

The City of Chicopee, in conjunction with the Veterans’ Memorial and Patriotic Committee of Chicopee, is planning to construct a monument in honor of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the ongoing War on Terror. Special recognition will be given to two citizens of Chicopee killed prior to the 9/11 attack and four Killed in Action during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

​Students from Chicopee Comp created WOT fundraising sign for Veteran's Memorial!
​Design and Visual Communications, Instructor Scott Brubach, Students: Destiny Martinez, Shaneace Villanueva and not pictured Michelle Cosme, Kimberly Babin, Jean Croteau – City Messenger; Mr. Kenny Widelo and members of the Veterans’ Memorial & Patriotic Subcommittee War on Terror.

​We have met our goal of $50,000 for the War On Terror Memorial Fund! We want to express our great appreciation to everyone who donated and thank you all for your support!

Department of Veterans’ Services Website Exclusion Policy

The Department of Veteran’s Services has complete and final discretion over what is posted on our Veterans’ Webpage and is limited to not-for-profit entities that are working with Veterans Services to serve the needs of and providing assistance for Chicopee’s veteran community. These announcements are provided for the benefit of members of the Military, Veterans, and their Families. It is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Veterans' Services.