Military Families and Caretakers

Resources for Military Families and Caretakers

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Childhood Education

  • Families can request to have an internet-enabled device delivered to their home to aid their child's remote learning by filling out the device request form. For more information about remote learning and technical support visit NYC DOE's Learn at Home page.

  • Scholastic is offering free education projects to keep children engaged with learning while staying home.
  • View this online presentation to learn how to set up Google Classroom and support your child's remote learning.

Caregiver Support

Domestic Violence

According to the VA, women veterans are more likely to experience Intimate Partner Violence than civilian women. Compounding this issue is the recently reported rise of domestic abuse cases worldwide due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please call NYC's 24-hour support hotline at 800-621-4673. Call 911 for emergencies. For additional services visit NYC Hope. New York State also operates a domestic violence hotline that you can contact at 800-942-6906.

If you are experiencing intimate partner violence and need somewhere else to live, you can also contact the VA. Call (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838). If you don’t have a phone or internet, visit your closest VA medical center. Learn more.

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • The Hope For The Warriors' Critical Care Coordination program offers financial support and education to post 9/11 veterans, military families, and survivors of trauma who have experienced a loss of income due to:
    • Delays in disability claims processing
    • Homelessness
    • Injury
    • Unexpected expenses

  • Our Military Kids is offering grants of up to $300 to pay for extracurricular activities for children of currently-deployed National Guard and Reserve service members (stateside and overseas), as well as injured veterans.

Military Spouses

The Spouse Education and Career Opportunity program provides military spouses with resources to create an academic plan, search for scholarships, develop their resume, and find the right career.

End-of-Life Planning

Additional Information

For additional information regarding Military Caregiver and Survivor Support contact DVS Engagement Coordinator:

  • Tanya Thomas
    646-499-0098
    tthomas@veterans.nyc.gov