New York City is home to hundreds of veteran-serving organizations along with one of the most diverse veteran populations in the country. These resources are located throughout the five boroughs and offer a multitude of services for the city’s military-connected population. However, due to the unique landscape of New York City, it can be difficult for veterans, service members and their families to identify and connect to the services that are right for them.
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 VetConnectNYC.org or call 833-VETS-NYC
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.
311 Outside of NYC: 212-639-9675
NYC Well: 1-888-692-9355
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
Starting June 7, 2019, VA can no longer furnish care to eligible Veterans under the Veterans Choice Program (VCP). As a result, VCP eligibility criteria will no longer be used to determine eligibility for care beyond that date. To prepare for the end of VCP, VA has already begun transitioning its authorizations for care away from VCP in advance to make sure Veterans do not experience a lapse in care after June 6, 2019. Certain Veterans that were eligible under VCP based on distance may still be eligible to receive community care after June 6, 2019, under the "grandfather" eligibility criterion established under the MISSION Act. Veterans who were eligible for community care under VCP should speak to their VA care team or a VA staff member at their local VA medical facility about their eligibility for community care after June 6, 2019. Veterans can call the VA Adverse Credit Helpline at 877-881-7618 for help resolving adverse credit reporting and debt collection issues as a result of using community care.For everything you need to know about the VA MISSION Act, visit misionact.va.gov or download the VA MISSION Act Fact Sheet Bundle