Report title: “Bristol County Veterans Needs Assessment”

Author(s): Michael P. McCarthy

Report date: March 2014

Sponsor: Veteran’s Transition House, New Bedford, MA

Services: survey research, needs assessment, demographic analysis

Issue areas: housing, economic development, public health

Summary & key findings: The Urban Initiative analyzed secondary and survey data related to the economic, educational, health, and supportive service needs of Veterans in Bristol County. According to this analysis, while the county’s Veteran population is slated to decline, it is also more susceptible to economic turmoil. Survey results pointed to unmet needs for those at a high risk of homelessness.

Report link: Bristol County Veterans Needs Assessment