VetsThriveNYC is an integrative approach to health and healing, adapted from NYC First Lady Chirlaine McCray's broader ThriveNYC mental health initiative. Recognizing the high cost and social stigma for clinical mental health treatment, DVS is committed to building out community-based approaches to achieve and sustain a robust state of enduring mental, physical, and spiritual health. VetsThriveNYC extends the front-line of hope, healing, and wholeness from the clinic to the community.

Mental Health Resources


Headstrong offers a world-class, cost-free, bureaucracy-free, and stigma-free mental health treatment program for post-9/11 veterans.


NYU-Langone Military Family Clinic provides free, compassionate care for veterans and military families who are experiencing the long-term effects of all phases of military service.


NYP Military Family Wellness Center connects U.S. military service members of any duty status and service era and their families with high quality, evidence-based mental health services.


Teacher’s College Resilience Center for Veterans & Families pairs groundbreaking research on human emotional resilience with clinical training of therapists to assist veterans and their families as they transition back to civilian life.

VA Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.



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 from the evidence-based screening tool, the Columbia Protocol, to help you identify the risk of imminent self-harm.


NYC Well: Call 1-888-692-9355; Text “WELL” to 65173; or Chat at NYC WELL

Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or get help through CRISIS CHAT