Veterans Programs

On this page, you’ll find resources for Veterans, active duty members, and their families.

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Worried About a Veteran?

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When a loved on is struggling, it’s hard to know how to help. Worried About a Veteran can help you figure out where to start.

Blue Star Families Program

Blue Star Families is a way to connect with other veterans and veteran families in your neighborhood.

Apply for a Veteran ID Card

A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a digital form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses. Find out if you’re eligible for a Veteran ID Card—and how to apply.

FREE Healthy Food from NeOn Nutrition Kitchen

NeON Nutrition Kitchen is offering Veterans free packages groceries, produce and dairy every Friday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Veterans Yoga Project


The Veterans Yoga Project is on a mission to support recovery and resilience among veterans, military families and communites.

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.


Veterans Crisis Line

Dial 988 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.

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.

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.


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Web Series

“In Honor Of”

Produced by Ed Salek

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  3. Veterans and Lethal Means and Suicide Prevention.