Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. During the COVID-19 emergency, please be advised that in-person events have been cancelled. For future events, please contact the event organizer. 

Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro. We welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    VA Virtual Woman Veteran Series

    Join Department of Veterans Affairs on September 22, 1-1:30pm, for the Woman Veteran Series: Resources for Appeals, Mental Health, Military Sexual Trauma, and Supporting Military Spouses.

    The webinar is hosted by Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers with closing remarks by the VA’s Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Dr. Lynda Davis.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Habitat for Humanity Homes for Veterans

    Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County presents an Informational Meeting for Affordable Home Ownership for Veterans and Seniors in Washington Township on September 22, 7pm. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

    This opportunity is open to seniors who are 55 years or older; honorably discharged US veterans; and all applicants must attend 1 of 3 mandatory meetings.

    Email homeowner@habitatbergen.org to register.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Telephone-only

    New Jersey Telephonic VA Claims Clinic

    Department of Veterans Affairs Newark Regional Office & Secaucus Vets Center hold a Telephonic VA Claims Clinic on September 23, 10am-5pm. Contact Scott Dadaian to make an appointment. 

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 01:30 PM
    Online

    Free Bronx Community Housing Resource Workshop

    Attend the free Community Housing Resource Workshop on September 23, 1:30-3:30pm (EST), put on by Gateway Community Development, Bronx Community Board 6 (CB6), and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) New York Region II Office New York & New Jersey. 

    Join these featured presentations:

    • US Department of Housing and Urban Development Information and Resources
    • Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)
    • Family Unification Program
    • HUD Resource Locator

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Heroes Connect: Colgate-Palmolive Hiring Webinar

    Participate in Heroes Connect: Colgate-Palmolive Hiring Webinar on September 23, 3-4:30pm. 

    Participants engage directly with company leaders about their operations, locations, veteran-friendly culture, and current career opportunities. It will connect talent from the military and veteran community with manufacturers who are hiring today!

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Story Readings

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Story Reading (for 2nd to 5th graders) on September 23, 3pm (EST). TMF's Northeast team offers opportunities for your child to participate in conversations about character, service and leadership through both guided discussions and story readings.

    Character Does Matter strengthens character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, the program uses a strengths-based approach to foster character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. By sharing stories of real people who exemplify great character and leadership, Character Does Matter demonstrates what it means to live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos – and challenges students to do the same.
    Register here.
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Voices From War Writing Workshop

    Voices From War offers Writing Workshops virtually on Wednesdays beginning September 23 - December 9, 7-9pm. All Voices From War workshops are running ONLINE due to precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Siobhan Adcock and Drew Pham instruct this 10-session workshop. Veteran family members also welcome. Prior writing experience not required.

    In this free workshop, write your own narratives while reading excerpted fiction and non-fiction by veterans, military spouses, and select civilians. Each week student work will be shared to learn from each other's strengths and successes, while also discussing ways to come closer to the stories we want to tell, for ourselves or a larger audience.

    Register here.

    Voices From War - Empowering veterans to craft their stories. Propelling veteran stories into sight.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Online

    Employing U.S. Vets Conference

    Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on September 24, 8am-12pm, a complimentary, half-day, virtual event. The event – hosted by VETS Indexes – will explore best practices related to veteran recruitment, the latest in veteran employee retention efforts, and other topics, drawing on the expertise of panelists from across corporate America, government agencies and nonprofit groups.

    This virtual event will be free to attend and all previously paid registrations and sponsorships from our originally scheduled in-person conference will be applied to their next in-person conference, to be held on April 15, 2021, at the New York Athletic Club. They will also continue to display all logos on the conference website for sponsors and panelists.
     
    All event information, including the agenda and registration details will continue to be updated on the event website at EmployingUSVets.com.

    The event is designed for employers who want to hire veterans, but veterans are welcome to attend.

    employingusvets.com

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Online

    Veteran Peer Mentor Training

    Joseph P. Dwyer of Suffolk County offers Veteran Peer Mentor Training beginning September 24, 9am-12pm. The training is designed to help peers develop the critical competencies to work with veterans, from relationship building to ensuring effective linkages. Open to anyone who works with veterans in the community, especially those experiencing post service challenges: veteran advocates, community leaders, university staff, social workers, nurses/primary care workers/public health staff, volunteers and caregivers.
    The training is free. Space is limited. Participants must attend all four half-day sessions (September 24 & 25, October 1 & 2). 
    Register here.
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Union County Veterans Outreach Event

    The Union County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partners with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission on September 24, 10am-2pm, in a Veterans Outreach Event to assist veterans with a wide assortment of services. Both agencies will have their outreach vehicles on site.

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