Many senior veterans struggle with isolation; COVID-19 has made this problem worse. To bridge the social isolation gap created by the pandemic, DVS and the Mayor's Office of ThriveNYC, launched Mission: VetCheck. Through this initiative, volunteers make support calls to connect to veterans and provide information about essential public services, including free meals, COVID-19 test site locations, and mental health resources.
Volunteer with Mission: VetCheck. Volunteers will need a phone and computer to make the calls from home and connect veterans to resources.
DVS works with Hello Fresh, the New York State Division of Veterans' Services, and local veteran organizations to provide free meals to New York veterans experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can request food directly from DVS.
The NYC Department for the Aging's Senior Employment Program has placed New Yorkers over the age of 55 in jobs in data processing, administrative work, customer service, security services, airport services, home care, and more.
Veterans, age 60 and older, can contact Volunteers of Legal Services for help with:
To request legal services, call 347-521-5725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best days and times you can be reached.
The NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) offers transportation services for New York City residents who are 60 years old and older. For transportation services enter your information in DFTA's contact form.