Veterans' Agent


Rockport's Veterans' services are, as of summer 2023, being administered by the Gloucester Veterans' Agency located at 12 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester. Email Vionette Chipperini, Director of Veterans' Service. The mailing address is:

9 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930.

The Veterans' Agent reports to the Cape Ann Veterans District Board of Directors which is comprised of a representative of the three communities served by the district which are Gloucester, Rockport, and Manchester-by-the-Sea.

The functions of the Veterans' Agent include:

  • Assisting and providing information on compensation and other benefits available through the VA program.
  • Administer the DVS needs-based program of veterans assistance.

Helpful Resources

  • Every other Monday Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (assists Veterans in permanent housing and case management)
  • Every other Thursday Lowell Vet Center (counseling) North Shore Career Center (Veteran Employment Specialist)
  • Every Friday 7:30 am to 10 am. Veteran Networking Group (the following Resources are available)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Officer (assist veterans with compensation and pension claims)
  • Mortgage Network (VA home loan specialist)
  • VA Community Recovery Connections Team (assist transitioning veterans)
  • VA Team Foxtrot (counseling)
  • Veterans Initiative to Academic Learning (assist veterans with college enrollment process)
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation (assist veterans in sustainable employment plan)
  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing
  • Lynn Housing Supportive Services for Veterans and Families