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Harvard Street Health Center program centers dignity for Boston-area veterans

Kathryn King, program director of the Veterans Outreach Center at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, poses for a picture at the center’s offices in Dorchester, June 27. The center, which King took over leadership of in February, offers hot meals, computer classes and other programing and is aiming to become a one-stop-shop for local veterans and the services they need. BANNER PHOTO

by Avery Bleichfeld

For eight years, Kathryn King served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Now, based out of a stout brick building on Blue Hill Avenue, she has a new mission, focused on supporting and affirming the dignity of veterans in the Boston area.

There, King serves as program director of the Veterans Outreach Center at Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, a role she took up in February, where she is attempting to revitalize the program to expand offerings and better support local veterans.

“We just want to make sure that there’s an abundance of resources, whether we can provide them directly or refer them out to another agency,” King said.

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