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Crisis Support

Veterans Crisis Line: Crisis intervention from qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Call 800-273-8255 (press 1) or text 838255. Available 24/7.

NYC Well: Trained counselors provide mental health support to all New Yorkers. Call 888-NYC-WELL or text WELL to 65173. Available 24/7.


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VetConnectNYC is a one-stop-shop for services for you and your family. With over 80 vetted service providers and a coordination team dedicated to connecting you to the right services, VetConnectNYC takes the hassle out of navigating resources and benefits.

The process is simple: input or call with your information and the care coordination team at Northwell Health gets to work, matching you with the right services at the right time. What’s more, the coordination team will make sure you’re only matched with the services for which you’re eligible.

To learn more visit or call 833-VETS-NYC

DVS Resource Guide

View the DVS Resource Guide to learn about our programs, focus areas, and initiatives.

DVS Resource Map

Visit our DVS Resource Map to find resources and service organizations near you.

311 / Crisis Resources

If you are a veteran living in New York, or New Jersey, you can get trauma counseling and crisis intervention support. Call 311 to get connected to these services unless it is an emergency, call 911.

Please ensure you self-identify as a veteran.

If you’re concerned that a veteran you know is struggling, you can also ask these questions – the evidence-based screening tool, the Columbia Protocol – to help you identify the risk of imminent self-harm.

Download 311 PDF

VSO Support

In response to the financial challenges faced by local Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), DVS has established a Microgrant Initiative and created a partnership to distribute $100 Home Depot gift cards to organizations in need of support. Learn more