Suffolk County Serving Veterans


Suffolk County is home to the largest population of veterans in New York State, and has one of the largest veterans’ populations of any county in the United States. We take our responsibility seriously when it comes to providing services for those who have sacrificed and risked so much for this country.

As Suffolk County Executive, and a veteran myself, I am committed to ensuring we provide relevant and meaningful services to veterans of all ages, backgrounds and needs. Even during difficult economic times, it is important for us to provide greater services to those who served.

Our Veterans Service Agency website will regularly provide information on services from housing and career assistance, to academic opportunities, to help ensuring you receive all benefits to which you are entitled.

We encourage you contact the Veterans Service Agency at:

(631) 853-VETS (our Hauppauge Office at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway), or
(631) 852-1410 (our Riverhead Office at 300 Center Drive), or via email at:



RESOURCES FOR VETERANS DURING COVID-19



General Resources

Veteran Benefits:
Community Peer Programs and Socialization:

Crisis Intervention Services

Suicide Prevention and Postvention:

Military/Veteran Family Counseling, Support, and Mental Health

General Community Mental Health Resources (Non-Veteran/Family Member)

Financial

Health

  • Tricare
  • Headstrong
    • Post-9/11 veterans and their families.
  • Vets4Warriors
    • 24 hours a day. Peer support through private chat, email, phone and text
  • Cohen Veterans Network
    • Residents of California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

VA Resources

The VA offers Veterans a variety of at-home resources, including the following:

  • Telephone or Video Appointments - Veterans should maintain their existing mental health appointments — and may receive care at home — using VA Video Connect on their computers, smartphones, or tablets. To set up telephone or video appointments, Veterans can send their health care provider a secure message on My HealtheVet by visiting myhealth.va.gov. Veterans can learn more about VA Video Connect at mobile.va.gov/app/va-video-connect.
  • Prescription Refills and Safety - Veterans should continue taking all medications as prescribed and talk to their mental health provider if they have any concerns. Veterans may request prescription refills and order shipments of medications to their homes using My HealtheVet or the Rx Refill mobile app, which can be downloaded at mobile.va.gov/app/rx-refill. VA’s Safe Home Environment handout provides information on safely storing medications in the home.
  • Mental Health Information and Resources - VA provides information on ways for Veterans and their families to maintain and enhance their mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak. Information about managing stress and anxiety, as well as mental health resources, are available at www.mentalhealth.va.gov/coronavirus/resources.
  • Mental Health Month - This May, VA is observing Mental Health Month by emphasizing that “Now Is the Time.” Even during the coronavirus outbreak, Veterans can still prioritize their mental health. Veterans and their families can visit www.MakeTheConnection.net/MHM to learn more about mental health resources and hear stories of recovery from other Veterans.
  • Home Telehealth - Veterans can now be enrolled in a unique program that allows them to be monitored by their healthcare team from home. The Home Telehealth program is accepting new enrollees on a basis of clinical need, which includes COVID-19 infection. For more information on how our Telehealth program is being used during the COVID-19 outbreak, please read this informational flyer. If you think you may qualify, please reach out to your healthcare team. To schedule a telehealth appointment with your provider, please call the Northport VA Medical Center’s call center at 631-754-7978.
  • Emergency Department - To reach the Northport VA Medical Center’s Emergency department, please call 631-261-4400, ext. 2379
  • Additional Mental Health & Well-being Information

Recovery Resources

  • LICADD
  • Long Island Center for Recovery
    • Addiction Treatment Center Reopening on April 30th 2020 - 631-728-3100. If you or a loved one is in need of addiction treatment services in NY area contact LI Center for Recovery. All calls are confidential.
  • LIADV Helpline

Domestic Violence Local Resources

  • VIBS
  • The Retreat
    • 631-329-2200 Open 24/7/365 days a year. Provides a Violence crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, residential shelter for adults and children and violence prevention and education. Services are free and confidential.
  • Crime Victim Center
    • 631-689-2672 The Suffolk County Crime Victim Center (CVC) provides vital information and multi-agency service referrals for support and assistance to victims of violent crime.
  • Doemstic Violence Sexual Assault Hotline
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Brighter Tomorrows

Support for First Responsers/Frontline Workers

  • National Office of Mental Health
  • Coronavirus Online Therapy
    • Comprised of 3500 volunteer therapists providing free or low cost services to frontline workers in the US

Wellness Activities

  • Project 9 Line
    • Project9line’s mission is to support all Veterans by providing venues for them to communicate their experiences and express themselves.
    • Sign must be done through email and must include full name, phone number, and branch of service.After you sign up a link to join the virtually platoon will be sent via email to you a few minutes before the start time of the program.
  • Veteran's Yoga Project
    • Streaming Live Virtual daily practices that include movement, meditation, guided rest, and gratitude. Free to access, watch, share and practice. These practices are adapted and delivered to maximize your ability to undo nervous system dysfunctions that underlie symptoms of stress related conditions

Schedule an Appointment with a Veterans Service Agency Officer

Why schedule an appointment?

  • If you are a veteran who needs to find out what benefits you are entitled to.
  • If you are a dependent of a deceased veteran and want to know if you are entitled to any benefits.
  • Do you need to have a Veterans Service Officer to review veterans applications for Aid and Attendance, $90 Pension or other applications?

Click here
to schedule
an appointment


2020 Suffolk County Marathon Grant Application

Application Due Date: 4:30 p.m., May 8, 2020.

A digital copy of the completed application and required attachments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8th by the Suffolk County Veterans' Services Agency in order to be considered for Marathon Funds.

Download the
fillable
Grant Application