Staten Island PPS, along with New York City Department of Veterans Services, has formed the Staten Island Veteran Suicide Prevention Collaborative (SIVSPC). The SIVSPC has partnered with veteran and civilian organizations to create a community-based collaborative. We provide quarterly webinars on topics relating to veteran suicide prevention. We have partnered with the Staten Island Retired Volunteer Program (RSVP) and hold community-based Veterans Taskforce meetings. We also provide ongoing outreach to Staten Island veterans to see what their social determinants of health needs are. Staten Island PPS also has partnered with the Expiration of Service-Sponsor Program (ETS-SP). We are one of the 11 ETS-SP Community Integration Coordinators. ETS-SP is a national program which connects a service member to a trained sponsor in their home community prior to discharge to assist the service member’s transition to civilian life.
On this page, you will find links to resources for services and educational videos.
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