NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)
March 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, on social media @nycveterans, or via email at


Highlights: DVS Public Engagement in February

BHM Celebration
Black History Month Luncheon

Veteran Peer Coordinator Tommie Lloyd was a guest speaker at the Department of Finance's Black History Month Luncheon. He discussed efforts to support New York City, including running a sock drive for homeless vets. 
Caregiver Presentation
News Closeup
PIX11's Marivn Scott interviewed Commissioner Loree Sutton on February 16. They discussed challenges facing veterans and what NYC DVS is doing to address them. The interview aired February 18.
CLS & Veteran Artists
Housing Strategy & Support
DVS' Housing and Support Services team met with Lynne Patton, who heads a regional Housing and Urban Development office overseeing New York and New Jersey. They discussed strategies for placing veterans in to permanent housing. 
Caregiver Presentation
Caregiver Focus Group
On February 27, DVS brought together local military caregivers and support organizations, providers, and agencies to identify the most critical needs for the city’s military and veteran caregivers.

Featured community resources

NYC Well

Samsung American Legion Scholarship 

Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. 

Samsung scholarships may be used for undergraduate studies and applied toward tuition, books, fees, and room and board. For eligibility information and to apply, visit the American Legion website

Careers in Civil Service

Save the date: Thursday, April 26th at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Plan to attend Veterans on Campus: "Careers in Civil Service," a panel discussion and networking reception open to all student veterans.


Upcoming events

Intrepid Out of My Head Screening with Q&A*
Mar. 9,  2 pm

Voices from War Writing Workshop, Morris Park Library*
Mar. 10, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Community Response to the Opioid Crisis, 118 W 22nd St.*
Mar. 12, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

The Tecmessa Project, The Green Space, 44 Charlton St.*
Mar. 14, 7:00 pm

Theater of War: Bronx American Legion, 1530 Hutchinson River Pkwy* 
Mar. 15, 7 pm

Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training at 695 Park Ave. Hunter West 605
Mar. 18, 9 am - 5 pm 

PGIM: Information Session for Student Veterans* at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus
Mar. 21, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Women Veterans on Wall Street: Female Veterans Mentoring & Personal Branding Event, 95 Morton St.* 
Mar. 22, 5 - 8 pm

2018 Vietnam Veterans Day March at Vietnam Veterans Plaza  
Mar. 24, 8:30 - 10:30 am 

DVS Office Hours at Civic Hall, 118 W 22nd Street, 12 Fl.  
Mar. 28, 2 - 4 pm 

Manhattan College Student Veterans Organization: "Service, School, and Success" at Manhattan College*  
Apr. 10, 3:30 - 5 pm 

* indicates registration required
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

Team DVS in the Community 

Valentines for Vets
Caregiver Group
New York City Department of Veterans' Services 
1 Centre Street, Suite 2208
New York, NY 10007 
(212) 416-5250

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