CRISIS SUPPORT

UNITED VETERANS BEACON HOUSE

To provide temporary and permanent residence for U. S. Military veterans and to provide emergency, transitional and permanent residence for families (including men, women and children) and single men and women.

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearingindividuals is available.

SUFFOLK COUNTY UNITED VETERANS

Serve the homeless Veterans of Suffolk County. They offer housing programs provide emergency shelter, along with transitional and permanent housing. Case management, peer support, educational assistance/job training, transportation, & two food pantries all support the Veteran to heal &reintegrate successfully back into the community.

Contact their office: (631) 924-8088 or go to their website mhaw.org

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS – HOMELESS VETERANS

Explore the VA Homeless web page to learn about VA’s programs for Veterans and to find out what you, your neighbors, and your community can do to help Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (877) 424-3838 or click here: VA Homeless Vets

ISLAND HARVEST: OPERATION HOPE

Those who have served our nation in combat often face exceptional obstacles readjusting to civilian life.  These may range from severe physical injuries to post traumatic stress disorder, or even the challenges of beginning new careers in a weak economy.

Families of those serving, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice, often have difficulties making ends meet, some may bear the psychological scars of extended absences or lost loved one.

Long Island has the second largest veteran population in the United States.  To help the many who are struggling and in need of food assistance, Island Harvest launched Operation: HOPE – a program specifically designed to assist veterans and the families of active duty personnel deployed overseas.  If you want to help our veterans, you can make a restricted contribution today.  To learn more, please contact Stacy Parsell at (516) 294-8528 ext.125 or stacy@islandharvest.org

9-1-1 VETERANS

We provide emergency financial assistance to those who have served in – or are still serving in – the finest military in the world.

Our current emphasis has not only been on those service men and women who participated in the global war on terrorism, but all military veterans from all eras.

The transition period from military to civilian is a critical time psychologically and financially. Some are going through the lengthy process of applying for a service-connected disability or have fallen on hard times and have no other means of support.

9-1-1 Veterans supports the concept of communities taking ownership of “their veterans” by providing any needed support. We have no paid employees which has, to date, allowed us to give nearly 100% of donated funds to this worthy cause.