Resources for Vets

Health Care

Vet Centers

Provide readjustment counseling services to combat veterans and their families in a safe, welcoming environment.

Services include:

  • Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment assessment & referral
  • VBA benefits explanation and referral
  • Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

Vet Center staff are available toll free during normal business hours at 1-800-905-4675.

Local offices:

Bronx Vet Center:
2471 Morris Ave., Suite 1A
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 367-3500

Brooklyn Vet Center:
25 Chapel St. Suite 604
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 630-2830

Manhattan Vet Center:
32 Broadway 2nd Floor – Suite 200
New York, NY 10004
(212) 742-9591

Harlem Vet Center:
2279 – 3rd Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10035
(646) 273-8139

Queens Vet Center:
75-10B 91 Ave.
Woodhaven, NY 11421
(718) 296-2871

Staten Island Vet Center:
150 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 816-4499

Hospitals in the NYC area that provide free healthcare to Veterans:

Bronx V.A. Medical Center
130 West Kingsbridge Rd
Bronx, N.Y.
(718) 584-9000

NY Harbor Medical Center
423 E. 23rd street
N.Y., N.Y.
(212) 686-7500

Ft. Hamilton V.A. Medical Center
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, N.Y.
(718) 836-6600

Community-based Outpatient Clinics within the NYC area that provide free healthcare to Veterans:

Chapel Street Veterans Healthcare Center
25 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 439-4300

Harlem Community Care Center
55 W. 125th street
New York, NY
(646) 273-8125

ICL Healthcare Choices

Medical, dental and mental health care at ICL's Healthcare Choices federally qualified health centers in Brooklyn and Queens, which accepts the VA's health insurance and also serves veterans and their families with Medicaid and other insurance coverage. No one is turned away from ICL's health programs regardless of insurance status and ability to pay.

Mental Health

Therapist Finder

Returning soldiers can find free counseling for themselves and their families.

The Soldiers Project

A group of licensed mental health professionals who offer free, confidential, psychological treatment to military service members (active, National Guard, reserves, and veterans) who have served or are expecting to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The National Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Women Veterans

VA’s Women Veterans Health Care Programs

Information on health care services available to women Veterans, including comprehensive primary care as well as specialty care such as reproductive services, rehabilitation, mental health, and treatment for military sexual trauma.

Service Women’s Action Network
SWAN Peer Support Line:

SWAN’s mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families through policy reform, media advocacy, litigation and direct services.

Employment Assistance

Veterans Job Bank

The Veterans Job Bank powered by provides Veterans with a central source for identifying Veteran-committed employment opportunities and assists America’s employers in identifying qualified Veterans. A key part of the White House’s ongoing commitment to improve access to employment opportunities for transitioning Service Members and Veterans, it facilitates access to hundreds of thousands of private-sector job openings specifically targeted at Veterans.

Real Warriors - Reintegrating into Civilian Employment

Information and resources to help National Guard and Reserve members returning from deployment to civilian life and work. Includes information about returning to your civilian job and your reemployment rights.


Job search site for transitioning Service Members and Veterans with an employment assistance section on how to organize a job search, write a resume, interview and identify employers.

Unemployment Compensation for Veterans

Provides information on unemployment compensation benefits for eligible personnel recently separated from service and how to file a claim.

ICL Path Home Employment Assistance

In addition to general support and case management, Path Home provides access to a culinary arts training program for veterans leading to a food handler's certificate and employment opportunities; Emergency stabilization assistance for housing and family needs; Peer advocacy; and Job finding and skills development support.

Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP):
1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838)

Veterans are able to receive free clothing through the Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) at any V.A. Medical Center. They provide business attire, shoes, employment linkages, transportation assistance, etc.


Vocational Rehabilitation and Educational Program

Provides tuition assistance to Veterans that are at least 30% or more service connected with the Veterans Administration. Within the Voc Rehab program, Veterans are provided with 12-36 months of free tuition in any field of study at an accredited school.

Accredited Online Colleges

A searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs.

GI Bill

Information regarding all educational benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Choose a school, apply for benefits, verify your attendance, or browse their FAQs and other resources.

Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays veterans all resident tuition & fees for attendance at a public school or the lower of the actual tuition & fees or the national maximum per academic year for attendance at a private school (certain exclusions apply - visit the Yellow Ribbon site for more information).


Navy Safe Harbor Case Management

Assigns a care professional to help sailors and Coast Guardsmen identify short- and long-term goals and develop plans to achieve them. Also anticipates and addresses the day-to-day non-medical needs of enrolled Service Members and their families and works to resolve any problems that arise during recovery.

Sentinels of Freedom

Offers life scholarships for eligible severely wounded Veterans, which include not only actual scholarships for education, but also housing, new furniture and household supplies, career-placement assistance and training, adaptive vehicles, placement and mentoring at corporations.

Soldier for Life

Supports successful reintegration of our soldiers, veterans and their families in order to keep them Army Strong and instill their values, ethos, and leadership within the communities.


National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates

Provides legal assistance for veterans regarding their VA claims.

GI Rights Hotline

Network of over 20 organizations providing service members and veterans non-directive counseling on discharges, military regulations, discrimination, sexual assault and harassment complaint procedures, filing grievances, political activity and similar issues.

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
(202) 628-8164 or 1-888-838-7727

Cooperative program of four national veterans service organizations (American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, National Veterans Legal Services Program, and Paralyzed Veterans of America) providing free attorneys to veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.



The Save-A-Suit Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides former military with professional business attire.

Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP)

Veterans are able to receive free business attire at any V.A. Medical Center.


Veteran Transportation Service

Free shuttle transportation to all Veterans to any V.A. Medical Center within the NYC area.

Other Resources

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
292 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 982-9699

IAVA programs empower the veteran community online and offline, and include health, employment, education and community (HEEC) resources.

NYC Department of Homeless Services - Veterans

Located in downtown Brooklyn, the VSU links veterans to services and resources, including housing services; medical care; and City, State, and federal entitlements, such as pension benefits and public assistance entitlements. Additionally, eligible veterans can apply for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, which pairs rental assistance vouchers with VA case management for veterans, helping them to live successfully in their own apartments.

NYC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs

346 Broadway, 8 West
New York, NY 10013
(212) 442-4171

Urban Justice Center, Veterans Advocacy Project

123 Williams Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10038
(646) 602-5620

National Resource Directory

Connecting Wounded Warriors, service members, veterans and their families with those who support them.

The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities.

Veterans and their families under the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs often do not know what options are available to them due to the complexity of annuities. has information on the different types of annuities, the tax implications involved in owning one and how to handle a structured settlement.