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NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)
April 2018 Newsletter

 

DVS' monthly newsletter will share information about DVS programs and initiatives, upcoming and recent events, and news affecting NYC veterans and their families. To recommend content or find more information, please connect with us at www.nyc.gov/vets, on social media @nycveterans, or via email at press@veterans.nyc.gov.

Attention student veterans! The New York City Department of Veterans' Services and the Borough of Manhattan Community College will be co-hosting a panel discussion and networking event about careers in government on April 26th from 5:30-8 pm. Panelists are all military veterans who work in government.
HR representatives and staff from roughly 20 different city, state and federal agencies will be present, so bring your business cards and resumes! 
Attendance is free, RSVP required.
 
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Mayor's Office Excellence in Customer Service
 
DVS's Director of Human Services, Ines Adan, received the Mayor's Office award for Excellence in Customer Service. This award recognizes the important contributions of frontline staff like Ines. Ines established and manages NYC's unclaimed, indigent veteran funeral protocol and has ensured dignified burials for over 400 veterans. 
WeWork x Bunker Labs Launch
 
Commissioner Loree Sutton gave the keynote address at the Veterans in Residence Launch event hosted by WeWork and Bunker Labs. WeWork provides fully sponsored workspace to 10 tribes of 10 veteran leaders across 10 cities every six months, and veterans and military spouses are eligible to apply.
USS Gallagher Dedication
 
DVS petitioned Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer to name a Navy destroyer after Irish born Vietnam veteran Patrick Gallagher. On March 12, Senator Schumer held a press conference at the Intrepid announcing the approval of the Secretary's decision. 
50th Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony
 
The 50th Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony took place at Fort Hamilton. This commemoration recognized the service and sacrifice of those who served active duty from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. 
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Featured community resources

Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD)

The 2018 edition of the Caregiver Resource Directory is currently available. The CRD is designed to empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. It includes the most commonly referenced resources, organizations, agencies, and programs that provide support to military caregivers.

You can download the CRD online or request hard-copy print versions by emailing OSD.Caregiver@mail.mil with "Request for CRD" in the subject line.

Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Research Study

Columbia University Medical Center is doing a research study about how experiencing trauma affects the aging process. They are looking for participants age 50 or older to get involved in a study assessing biological age. 

To learn more or participate, call 646-774-8697. This study is happening at 168th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. 

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Upcoming events

Veterans Advisory Board Meeting at Borough of Staten Island President's Office, 10 Richmond Terrace
Apr. 11,  6 - 8 pm

Manhattan College: Service, School, and Success at Manhattan College, 3900 Waldo Ave.
Apr. 10, 3:30 - 5 pm

PTSD and Suicide Prevention Lecture at NYU School of Medicine, 577 First Ave.
Apr. 11, 2:30 - 4 pm

Theater of War: The Dionysus Project at The Greene Space, 44 Charlton St.
Apr. 11, 7 - 9 pm 

Huntington Veterans Services Day at Huntington Station, 1264 New York Ave. 
Apr. 13, 10 am - 3 pm


Annual SIEDC Business Conference at Hilton Garden Inn*
Apr. 17, 8 am - 4 pm


Sergeants Time at Bronx Vet Center, 2471 Morris Ave.
Apr. 19, 5 - 7 pm  

Veterans Information Fair at James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 W Kingsbridge Rd.   
Apr. 20, 9 am - 3 pm  

Veterans on Campus: Serving Beyond the Uniform: Exploring Careers in Government, at BMCC, 199 Chambers St.
Apr. 26, 5:30 pm


Veteran Business Affairs Council Meeting at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, 335 Adams St. 
Apr. 26, 9 - 10:30 am 


* indicates registration required
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DVS in your borough 
Connect with DVS without ever leaving your borough! DVS satellite site locations below:
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 9 Bond Street, 5th floor:                                                    Mon & Wed 10-2pm

Bronx: Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse, Room 209:                                                        Tue - Thu 10-2pm

Manhattan: Manhattan Borough President's Office, 431 W 125th Street:                                                        Mon & Fri 10-2pm

Queens: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 222:                                                              Tue - Thu 10-2pm

Staten Island: Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace, Rm G-15:                                                    Tue-Wed 10am-2pm; 
                        College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard Campus Center, Rm 216:                              Mon-Thu 10-2pm
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New York City Department of Veterans' Services 
1 Centre Street, Suite 2208
New York, NY 10007 
(212) 416-5250
www.nyc.gov/vets


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