Veterans Programs

Here you’ll find links and information for Veterans, service members, and their families and friends.

Resources for those seeking help can be found at, particularly on the Health Resources and Mental Health Services pages. You can call 212–416–5250, email, or contact through social media using the handle @nycveterans for support. The Veterans Crisis Line can be reached by telephone at 1–800–273–8255 (Press 1) and by text at 838255.

Read the full statement from James Hendon, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services here.

Become an ETS Sponsor

Interested in helping service members with their transition to civilian life? ETS Sponsors can have a significant impact on service members and their families helping them get comfortable in a new community.

NYC Department of Veterans' Services

The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services fosters purpose driven lives for NYC service members, veterans, and their families.


Employment Tool for NYC Veterans

VetConnectPro features a military skills translator, a dashboard with NYC gov job postings, information on civil service exams and recommended online job training to help veterans land a great job in NYC.

NYS Division of Veterans' Services

The NYS DVS advocates on behalf of New York’s Veterans and their families, to ensure they receive benefits granted by law.

Military VIP Program at RUMC

Members of the military are eligible for unique benefits through this program when they visit Richmond University Medical Center or their primary care sites across Staten Island. Learn more about the program and its benefits

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center provides free and confidential individual, couples, family, and group therapy for veterans and their family members regardless of discharge status, combat exposure, or era served.

COVID-19 Veterans Homelessess


Veterans experiencing homelessness or at high risk of eviction during COVID-19 can get more information here.

Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro

Get the latest information on everything from housing assistance to food/grocery assistance. You can also find out ways to help others.

Veterans Crisis Line


Call 800-273-8255 and press 1. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Web Series

“In Honor Of”

Produced by Ed Salek

  1. Staten Island PPS Veterans Programs and Initiative
  2. ETS-SP Program
  3. Problem Gambling, Veterans  and Suicide Risk
  4. Veterans and Lethal Means and Suicide Prevention.