U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

If you (or your spouse) are a veteran or you are the dependent of a veteran, veterans' educational benefits may be available. Information is available at:

QUEENS

American Veterans for Equal Rights NY, a LGBT Veteran's Association
Contact Person: Denny Miyer
P.O. Box 150160 Kew Gardens, NY 11415
P: 718-849-5665
Email: glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com

Services Offered: Counseling, Legal Assistance, Vets Benefits Information, Community Events. Serving the needs of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender veterans; mentoring LGBT active duty personnel, assistance and referral for medical and other benefits; advocating "don't ask don't tell" repeal; gay rights legislations. Parade marching and pride and veteran's day parade, social events.

Borden Avenue Veterans Residence
Contact Person: Diane Novas (Office Manager)
21-10 Borden Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101
P: 718-784-5690 F: 718-784-0734 Services Offered: Permanent Transitional and Emergency Housing.

Jamaica One Stop Center (544)
Contact Person: Tara Brooks-Smith (Manager), Andy Boyle (DVOPS)
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Floor. Jamaica, NY 11432
P: 718-557-6735 F: 718-523-7530

Services Offered: Career Development and Job Placement, Vocational and Educational Training.

J-CAP Veterans Enhanced Treatment Services
Contact Person: Sharon Lindsay (Program Coordinator)
177-33 Baisley Blvd. St. Albans, NY 11434
P: 718-712-7777 Ext 204
Email: vets@jcapprograms.com

Services Offered: PTSD, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Support group, Career development and Job Placement, Vocational Education Training, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Volunteer Work, Case Management, Vets Benefits Information.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica Inc.
Contact Person: Cherri Spencer
89-70 162nd ST. Jamaica, NY 11432
P: 718-291-7400 F: 718-298-6505

Services Offered: Financial Assistance, Counseling, Legal Assistance, Case Management.

New York State Dept. of Labor
Contact Person: Edmond Torrence
138-60 Barclay Ave. Flushing, NY 11355
P: 718-321-6315 F: 718-939-1528

Services Offered: Career Development and Job Placement, Vocational Education Training, Legal Assistance.

NYS Division of Veterans Affairs Extended Care Center
Contact Person: Mirian Newland, Anthony Black
179th ST and Linden Blvd. Room S101. St. Albans, NY 11425
P: 718-526-1000 Ext 2217 F: 718-298-8535

Services Offered: Veterans Benefits Information.

Queens Vet Center
Contact Person: Paulette Peterson, PhD (Team Leader)
75-10B 91St Ave. Woodhaven, NY 11421
P: 718-296-2871 F: 718-296-4660

Services Offered: PTSD, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Support Group, Permanent Transitional and Emergency Housing, Career Development and Job Placement, Vocational Education Training, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Volunteer Work, Vets Benefits Information, Family counseling.

Samaritan Village
Contact Person: Steven Rockman, Vanessa Johnson
144-10 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY 11435
P: 718-206-1990 F: 718-205-0051

Services Offered: PTSD, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Support Group, Career Development and Job Placement, Vocational Education Training, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Vets Benefits Information.

Samaritan Village
Contact Person: Thomas LaBarca
88-83 Van Wyck Expressway. Jamaica, NY 11435
P: 718-657-6195 F: 718-206-0051

Services Offered: PTSD, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Support Group, Career Development and Job Placement, Vocational Education Training, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Vets Benefits Information. All services are provided in the center of AOD treatment.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32
Contact Person: Edward Diaz
74-06 Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village, NY 11379
P: 718-326-2964 F: 718-326-2918

Services Offered: Vets Benefits Information, Community Events. Assistance with Department of Veterans Affairs claims, accredited services office to handle claims with the VA

SUFFOLK COUNTY

NYS Division of Veterans Affairs Suffolk County Center
Contact Person: John Daniels, Bob Hopkins
300 Center Drive. Riverhead, NY 11901
P: 631-852-1410/1413 F: 631-852-1412

Services Offered: Vets Benefits Information. Assist with veteran’s claims.

United Veterans Beacon House
Contact Person: Frank Amalfitano (Director); Lisa O'Donnell; Jackie DeLeonardio
P.O. Box 621. Bayshore, NY 11706
P: 631-665-1571 F: 631-665-1578

Services Offered: Permanent Transitional and Emergency Housing, Career development and Job Placement, Vocational Education Training, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, volunteer Work, Case Management, Vets Benefits Information, Community Events.