Programs

Veteran and Active Duty Service Member Programs

Veteran and Active Duty Service Member Programs

Food Insecurity

Outreach to the College of Staten Island Veterans

Veterans Yoga Project >

Lock and Talk Lethal Means Suicide Prevention  

Fair Start Research Program

Veterans for Life

End Veteran Debt and Mission Possible

Veterans Yoga Project

In June of 2023, the Taskforce obtained New York State Dwyer funding through the NYC Department of Veterans Services to provide free weekly yoga classes to Veterans at the Staten Island Gold Star American Legion Post. The yoga classes are given by the Veterans Yoga Project, a national organization whose mission is to provide free yoga to veterans. There have been 42 classes held. Participants report their pre and post class levels of pain and distress. They report an 81% reduction in distress and 76% reduction in pain after the class.

A collaboration has been established with Harmonetiks, a practical program which combines the wisdom of ancient Eastern medicine with modern neuroscience to help individuals lead a more balanced lifestyle. Harmonetiks was introduced for free to veterans in New York City and on Staten Island at the American Legion Gold Star Post yoga class.

%

Participants who reported reduction in stress after the class

%

Participants who reported reduction in pain after the class