Veterans Office Hours

Open Office Hours for Veterans on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Veterans Employment Representative

Jim Gouzias

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You will be directed to the Waiting Room until Jim is free to meet with you individually

Veterans Priority of Service:

Eligible veterans and spouses have priority of service which entitles them to have precedence over other customers in obtaining Center services. Eligible veterans and spouses receive access to services and resources, earlier in time than other customers or if the service or resource is limited, eligible veterans and spouses receive access to the service or resource instead of or before other customers.

Please complete and submit the form below to the MassHire Cape and Islands Veteran’s Representative to determine your eligibility for additional services. This information is being requested on a voluntary basis and will be kept confidential. Refusal to provide the information will not subject you to any adverse consequences.

Veteran Screening Form

Eligible person as defined in Title 38 §4101 means:

  • The spouse of any person who died of a service-connected disability,
  • The spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty, who, at the time of application for assistance under this chapter, is listed, pursuant to section 556 of Title 37 and regulations listed thereunder by the Secretary concerned in one or more of the following categories and has been listed for a total of more than 90 days: (i) missing in action, (ii) captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or (iii)  forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
  • The spouse of any person who has a total disability permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability or the spouse of a veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence.

An eligible Veteran is a person defined in Title 38 USC §4211 who:

  • Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge;
  • Was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or
  • As a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to section 124301(a) (d) or (g), 12302, or 12304 of Title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; or
  • Was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge ( as that term is defined in §1174(I) of Title 10)

The JOBS FOR VETERANS ACT specifies that National Guard and Reserve personnel who served on active duty and who were released with other than a dishonorable discharge would qualify as veterans for purposes of the priority of service requirement.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

Meet our Veterans Representative, James Gouzias, and bring your questions.  The “Veteran Coffee Hour” is a hybrid platform that brings veterans together for an informal morning social gathering over a cup of coffee.  The event is designed to bring veterans together to network, and, as co-creators of the process, provide peer-supported job search guidance and insight through an open forum to share veteran experiences and barriers to employment, resource information, as well as to discuss current events and any issues that are on top of their minds. The Veteran Coffee Hour is hosted the last Thursday of every month – held in person at 9:00 AM at the Falmouth Community Veterans Center (300 Dillingham Avenue, Falmouth, MA), as well as streaming live via Zoom.  Registration is required.

Free to All Veterans


Friday, October 13th, 2023, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Emerald Resort, Irish Village/Hyport Conference Center Grand Ballroom 35 Scudder Ave Hyannis MA

Patriotic Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m:
Colum Cille Bagpipes, Color Guard, National Anthem

Giveaway Items:
Toiletries, Personal Hygiene Items, Blankets, New Clothing, Gently Used Clothing.

Barnstable County Health Department Presents: Free Flu Clinic
Health Screenings – Blood Pressure & Skin Analysis

Free Haircuts by:
Frankie’s Barbershop, Hairworx, Supercuts

Free Lunch & Table Talk Mini Pies
(While They Last) at 12:30pm

Housing Solutions

Employment-Resume Tune-Up!
Bring your resume for review by James Gouzias from Jobs for Veteran State Grant Program

Wellness Programs

Financial & Banking Advisors

Mental Health/Suicide Prevention

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support

Many Veteran Organizations

Swat Mobile

Massage Therapy Mobile Unit, Helene Illston, Lmt.

Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Mobile

“Permission To Pause”
by Certified Life Coach, Nancy Sawyer 10:30 a.m., Pre-Registration Required

Cooking Demo
with Pampered Chef-Sherri Baker

Doterra Essential Oils
Supporting Emotional Health at 1 p.m., Pre-Registration Required

Event Pre-Registration Is Requested 


Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s DART Bus Mon-Fri. 8am-noon, call 800.352.7155
Or $3 round trip for Seniors.
Or call CIVOC Transportation Coordinator Angela 508.827.0908.

For More Information call: Barbara-Anne Foley 508.237.3349

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Cape Cod Veterans Programs & Services Video Presentation

An overview of the Veteran programs and services available at Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Veterans Outreach Center, MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center and the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation.

Additional Resources for Veterans

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The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center is the only nonprofit veterans outreach center for the Cape and the Islands specializing in addressing Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention, Mental Health Support, and Food Insecurity. The Center also provides veterans access to partner agencies and services outside of our core focuses.

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