VETERANS
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The following programs connect veterans with housing, health care, legal resources and job training and placement services.

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*Resources not funded by Robin Hood

BENEFITS

Resource centers and counselors to help indentify eligibilty, assist with applications and provide information.

Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Job training and placement programs, as well as consulting for loans and small businesses

MENTAL HEALTH

A range of free to low-cost mental health care services for veterans, as well as their family members
 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Veterans Crisis line: 1-800-273-8255
 

HOUSING

Housing and other services for veterans in need

LEGAL

Free and low cost legal help for veterans, including disability claims and direct representation

EDUCATION

Groups that help veterans make the transition from service to academics and provide guidance on student loans


 

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BENEFITS

 

Single Stop Veterans:
A network of sites offering veterans access to social services. Counselors work with veterans to determine which benefits they are eligible for in as little as 15 minutes, and then guide them through the application process and connect them to other on-site services.

LOCATIonS:

LIFT Communities
2381 Belmont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458
 
Contact: Rosa Carty
Email: rcarty@liftcommunities.org
Telephone: 718-733-3897

New York Public Library – Mid-Manhattan Branch
455 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035

Contact: Carrie Anne Powell & Cassandra Charles
Email: carrieannepowell@nypl.org, cassandracharles@nypl.org
Telephone: 212-340-0863

Institute for Family Health
1879 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10035

Contact: Candice Diaz
Email: diazc@institute2000.org
Telephone: 212-423-4500x4547

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1406 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 10458

Contact: Cedric Smith
Email: csmith@restorationplaza.org
Telephone: 718-636-6941

Queens Workforce1 Career Center with
Child Center of New York

168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: Elizabeth Ortiz
Email: elizabethortiz@childcenterny.org
Telephone: 718-577-2214

Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center with
Good Shepherd Services

9 Bond Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: Cynthia Castillo
Email: cynthia_castillo@goodsheperds.org
Telephone: 347-296-8039

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center with
Center for Urban Community Services

400 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Contact: Hayde Salcedo
Email: hayde.salcedo@cucs.org
Telephone: 718-960-2457

 

 

I.A.V.A.:
Works to empower veterans through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in health, education, employment and building a lasting community for vets and their families. I.A.V.A. also raises awareness about veterans’ issues and advocacy for supportive policy from the federal to the local level.

Contact:
Jason Hansman | 292 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017 | 212-982-9699 | membership@iava.org

Jobs and Entrepreneurship

 

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H):
H2H connects military service members to building and apprenticeship programs.  Veterans learn a trade at state-of-the-art training facilities.

CONTACT:
Anne Trenkle | atrenkle@helmetstohardhats.org
Kelly Saeli | ksaeli@helmetstohardhats.org

 

Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center:
The Employment Center was established in 1999 and has placed approximately 1,600 jobs.  The Center identifies, screens and places veterans seeking work in local jobs such as entry-level industrial, warehouse and customer service positions.

CONTACT:
Cristal Rivera | 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 | 718-907- 5996 | crivera@brooklynnavyyard.com or  aglover@brooklynnavyyard.org

 

BROOKLYN WORKFORCE INNOVATIONS:
B.W.I. operates four job training programs that prepares veterans for careers in commercial driving, cabling, carpentry and television/film production.  The programs also leverage strong relationships with local employers to target salaried jobs with generous benefits packages. 

CONTACT:
Tammy Burgess | 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 |
718-237-2017 ext 161 | TBurgess@bwiny.org

 

WORKFORCE1 VETERANS SERVICES:

Veterans Employment Specialists at Workforce1 Career Centers across the City offer intensive career services and job placement opportunities to veterans and their spouses. They work with employers committed to hiring veterans. As a result, Workforce1 is connecting more veterans to stable and meaningful employment.

Veteran Specialist are located at the following Workforce1 Career Centers. Appointments are encouraged. 

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center
Fordham Place
400 East Fordham Road (entrance on Webster)
Bronx, NY 10458
Contact: Shaune Rogers & Stephen McNeill 
Email: ShRogers@fegs.orgStMcNeill@fegs.org
Telephone: 718-960-2458

Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center
9 Bond Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Between Livingston and Fulton Streets
Contact: Joseph Sylvester & Sonia Ramos
Email: jsylvester@grantassociatesinc.comsramos@grantassociatesinc.com 
Telephone: 718-246-5219

Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center
168-46 91st Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Between 168th and 169th Streets
Contact: Christian Bliss
Email: cbliss@grantassociatesinc.com
Telephone: 718-577-2194

Midtown Workforce1 Career Center
(by appointment only)
1250 Broadway, Suite 810
New York, NY 10001
At 32nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Contact: Jorlui Sillau & Felicia Parker
Email: jsillau@grantassociatesinc.com, fparker@grantassociatesinc.com 
Telephone: 646-358-4747

Queens Workforce1 Career Center
(starting May 1, 2013)
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Between 168th and 169th Streets

Staten Island Workforce1 Career Center
120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Between Wall and Hyatt Streets
Contact: Peter Romano
Email: promano@edsisolutions.com
Telephone: 718-285-8388

Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center
215 West 125th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Between 7th and 8th Avenues (Also known as Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
Contact: Dennis Torres
Email: DTorres@edsisolutions.com
Telephone: 917-493-7054

Mental Health

 

N.Y.U. School of Medicine’s Military Veteran Clinic:

Works with family members of veterans who are at a V.A. hospital to address the mental health needs of the families, especially spouses and children.

CONTACT:
Amanda Cooney or Sara Van Gunst | By Appointment Only: One Park Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10016 | 855-698-4677 | MilitaryFamilyClinic@nyumc.org
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, 9am-6pm

VA NY HARBOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM:*

Provides mental health services to veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CONTACT:
www.nyharbor.va.gov

VA Medical Center (Bronx) Mount Sinai School of Medicine:*

Provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient health care services at Mt. Sinai and three clinics in Yonkers, White Plains and Queens.

CONTACT:
www.bronx.va.gov

 

Housing

 

Veteran Outreach and Housing Placement Initiative:
Started by the Department of Homeless Services in partnership with the Bowery Residents’ Committee, Common Ground and Goddard Riverside Community Center, the project does outreach to connect homeless veterans to benefits and housing.

CONTACT:
BRC Crisis Center | Brian Moriarty | 127 West 25th Street, New York, NY | 212-533-3281
or BRC Homeless Helpline: 212-533-5151 | info@brc.org
Common Ground | Chris Tabellario | 179 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
311 or 718-360-8000 (during business hours) | ctabellario@commonground.org
Goddard Riverside Community Center  | Christina Narine |  212-785-6690, ext 310
cnarine@goddard.org
 

THE Jericho PRoject Jericho's Centralized Housing and Supportive Services Intake:

Provides supportive housing to homeless New Yorkers, including veterans. The Homeward Bound program is designed to work with veterans who are ready to transition to independent living by connecting these veterans to jobs and affordable housing.

CONTACT: 
George MillsVeterans@jerichoproject.org
347-468-8462

119 West 19th St New York, NY 10011, Suite 607

 

Department of Homeless Services (DHS):*

Operates a shelter system that tailors services toward unique populations of clients, including single adults, families with children, adult families and veterans.

Contact:
www.nyc.gov/dhs

Services for the UnderServed (SUS)

SUS works with veterans to increase employment, financial counseling and access to benefits and permanent affordable housing.

39 Broadway Suite 1140, New York, NY 10006

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
CONTACT: Adam Wawrynek | awawrynek@sus.org | (917) 816-8654

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)
CONTACT: Eileen Hamilton | ehamilton@sus.org | 347-226-9019 x 4397 

 

Legal

 

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY):
In collaboration with hundreds of pro bono lawyers from over 60 major New York law firms, the City Bar operates Veteran Assistance Project (VAP), helping over 130 veterans claim much-needed veterans disability payments.

Contact:
Caitlin Kilroy & Dana Alamia | By appointment only: 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 | 212-382-4722 or 877-564-3383 | ckilroy@nycbar.org or dalamia@nycbar.org

 

New York Legal Assistance Group (Nylag):
Provides high quality, free civil legal services to veterans who cannot afford attorneys. NYLAG has 51 sites located in courts, hospitals, and congressional budget offices in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Westchester and Long Island. Their services include direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling and impact litigation.

Contact:
Manhattan Campus – VA NY Harbor Healthcare System: 423 East 23rd Street
Schedule: Mondays, 9:30am to 1:30pm
Clinic location: Outpatient Mental Health Services, 2nd Floor. For an appointment, contact Tishia Carswell at 212-686-7500, ext. 5101

James J. Peters VA Medical Center: 130 West  Kingsbridge Road
Schedule: Wednesdays, 9:30am to 1:30pm
Clinic location: Outpatient Psychiatry, 3B
For an appointment, contact Jahida Starks at 718-584-9000, ext. 5173

Kevin Kenneally, Esq. | 7 Hanover Square, 18th FL New York, NY 10004 | 212-613-5081| kkenneally@nylag.org

Urban Justice Center (UJC):
The Veteran Advocacy Project at UJC provides legal services to over 250 veterans annually.

Contact:
Coco Culhane | 123 William St., 16th fl. New York, NY 10038 |  646-602-5620 | Cculhane@urbanjustice.org

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6:30pm

Legal Services NYC (Veteran Justice Project):
Partnership between multiple organizations providing free civil legal services for veterans, service members, and their families. Locations in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan.

Contact:
Audrey Carr, Veterans Justice Project Director
Veteran Justice Project: 347-592-2409
Student Loan Legal Assistance: 718-237-5564

http://www.legalservicesnyc.org

Brooklyn Legal Services NYC | Pete Kempner & Sally DeLuca | 105 Court Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, New York 11201
Manhattan Legal Services NYC | Tanya Douglas &  Maria Lopez Valentin | 90 John Street, Suite 301 New York, New York 10038-3243 or 1 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor New York, New York 10027
Queens Legal Services NYC | Ann Biddle & Cindy Katz | 89-00 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11435

Education

 

PROVE (Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans Education) at CUNY:
Supports veterans who are newly-enrolled college students, assisting them as they transition from military service to student life within CUNY.

Contact:
Roger Sherwood & Leora Shudofsky
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 1280 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035
212-396-7590 | Lshudofs@hunter.cuny.edu

 

South Brooklyn Legal Services (S.B.L.S.) and NEDLAP:

Working in collaboration to help veterans ensnared with large student debt obligations reduce or eliminate debt. S.B.L.S. staffs a hotline for student loan assistance for veterans, and NEDLAP offers workshops for veterans and veterans' groups on student loan debt issues.

Contact:
Hotline: Peter Kempner |  718-237-5564 | petek@sbls.org
Workshops: Herman De Jesus and Samuel Oakford | 212-680-5100 | samuel@nedap.org

 

Additional Resources

 

Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs (MOVA):*
Works with multiple veterans organizations to offer services to veterans and their families.

Contact: www.nyc.gov/html/vets/html/home/home.shtml


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):*
Provides care for veterans in New York and New Jersey at eight major medical centers, one residence center, more than 10 veteran centers and more than 30 community-based outpatient clinics.

Contact: www.va.gov


National Resource Directory:*
A directory with information about thousands of national and local programs that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. They maintain the Veterans Job Bank, a database for veterans that provides quick and easy access to thousands of public and private-sector job openings.

Contact: www.nrd.gov

 

Joining Forces:*
A national initiative to engage all sectors of society to give service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.  The initiative highlights issues that are of special importance to the military, including the areas of employment, education and wellness.

Contact: http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces

LOCAL VETERAN CENTERS:*

Under the auspices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, local Vet Centers have therapists and clinicians that provide a broad range of counseling and referral services to eligible veterans and their families in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.

LOCATIONS:

Brooklyn Vet Center
25 Chapel Street, Suite 604, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 718-624-2765

Manhattan Vet Center
32 Broadway, Suite 200, New York, NY 10004 | 212-742-9591

Harlem Vet Center
2279 3rd Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10035 | 212-426-2200

Queens Vet Center
75-10B 91st Avenue, Woodhaven, NY 11421 | 718-296-2871

Bronx Vet Center
2471 Morris Avenue, Suite 1A, Bronx, NY 10468 | 718-367-3500

Staten Island Vet Center
60 Bay Street, 1st Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301 | 718-816-4499

 

 

 

 

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