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NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)
June 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.

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Highlights: DVS Public Engagement in May

Housing & Support Services Training
 
Our Housing and Support Services team hosted two training sessions for city government and local non-profit partners. With over 120 guests in attendance, the trainings featured presentations from the NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYC Human Resources Administration, NYC Housing Authority, NYC Hosing Preservation and Development, HRA's Public Engagement Unit, HRA's Public Engagement Unit, and Bronxworks. With a dual emphasis on subsidies and housing, the trainings served as an important opportunity to bridge gaps in understanding and strengthen inter-agency relationships. This helps to ensure that all parties involved with housing our city’s homeless veterans are as well-equipped as possible to do so.
Flanders Fields Memorial 
 
Deputy Commissioner Roth presented a proclamation on behalf of the Mayor to Mr. Geert De Proost, General Delegate of the Government of Flanders, Belgium to the United States, at the Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial at the De Witt Clinton Park in Manhattan on Thursday, 5/24.
Theater of War Performance
 
This Fleet Week Theater of War (TOW) performance was held at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Actors Kathryn Erbe, Glenn Davis, and Zach Grenier performed a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes.
TOW combines theater and public forums that engage both veterans and civilians in community-specific performances that foster health and healing through open discussion and exchange. 
SUS Genesis II Residence
 
Senior Veteran Peer Coordinator and U.S. Navy Veteran Lamarr Wheeler shared words of gratitude in remembrance of the fallen service men and women at the Memorial Day Observance on the SUS Genesis II Residence.
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Community Resources

Pain & Fatigue Study

Are you a Gulf War Veteran with Body-wide Pain?

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is testing a novel treatment for widespread pain which stimulates a nerve in your neck. Study participation includes three half-day visits to the Pain & Fatigue Study Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel for the following:

  • Answering question about your physical and mental health 
  • Medical examination to determine if you have Gulf War Illness with widespread pain 
  • Completing questionnaires 
  • Participating in the "blinded" part of the study where no one knows the device you will use 
  • Participating in the "'open label" part of the study where you receive the active device
For more information about the study, please call the Pain & Fatigue Study Center at (212) 844-6665.
 
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Upcoming events

Veterans on Wall Street Signature Summer Panel and Cocktail* at Societe Generale & SG Americas Securities, 245 Park Ave
June 11, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Veterans Advisory Board Meeting at American Legion Post 483, 240-08 135th Ave.

June 12, 6 pm - 8 pm

Army Week Fairy Tales and Superheroes
* on the Hudson at Lilac - US Coast Guard Cutter, Hudson Pier 25
June 13, 6 pm - 8 pm

Rent Freeze Housing Event at the Bronx Vet Center, 2471 Morris Ave, Suite 1A
June 14, 4 pm - 6 pm   

Project Healing Waters Fishing Outing
* at Camp Pouch, 1465 Manor Rd
June 16, 9 am - 12 pm 


Veterans Town Hall Event at Elmhurst Hospital Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway
June 18, 3 pm - 5 pm

Introduction to VA Disability Benefits at Legal Services* at NYC-Central, 40 Worth St., 6th Fl
June 18, 2 pm - 5 pm


Bourbiz NYC Veteran/Military Spouse Networking & Resource Event* at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, 114 Avenue of Americas, 21st Floor
June 21, 5 pm - 8 pm 


DVS Office Hours at Civic Hall, 118 West 22nd St., 12th Fl.
June 28, 2 pm - 4 pm 


FDNY Pride Celebration at The Fire Museum, 278 Spring St.
June 28, 5:30 pm

US Army Fort Hamilton Independence Day Celebration
* at 101st St. & Fort Hamilton Pkwy
June 30, 4:30 pm - 10 pm 


*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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Team DVS in the Community 

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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