The COVID-19 crisis has made it more important than ever to ensure that the New York City veteran community is taking care of one another. To bridge the social isolation gap created by the pandemic, the NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) and the Mayor's Office of ThriveNYC have launched Mission: VetCheck, an initiative that allows volunteers from the veteran community to make supportive check-in calls to other New York City veterans. Veterans who volunteer will provide other veterans with vital information on essential public services, COVID-19 resources and testing locations, and online mental health support.
If you would like to volunteer to make calls please visit the Mission: VetCheck website. Volunteers will need a phone and computer to make the calls from home and connect Veterans to resources. All Volunteers will be trained by the VetCheck team.
You can also visit the Mission: Vetcheck website to request a check-in call for yourself or a veteran you know.
Veterans Organizations who would like to ensure that your members are contacted can reach out to DVS via email at VetCheck@veterans.nyc.gov.