This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. 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:
The US Department of Veterans Affairs will host a virtual presentation given by Healthfirst on Wednesday, May 12, 12-1pm (Eastern Time) for veterans and their families. Healthfirst will explain the eligibility for each of the following programs:
Medicaid Managed Care - for Members 0–100+ years old for those who qualify.
EP – For members whose income is above the threshold for Medicaid Manage Care plan, most meet the eligibility requirements.
Affordable Health Plan – For those whose income is above the Medicaid Manage Care plan, and the EP plan.
Medicare Manage Care – for disabled members, 18 years and older, and for seniors, 65 years and older.
MLTC – Long Term Care – for those who meet the eligibility requirements.
The Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will host a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, May 12, 12:00-1:30pm (Eastern Time) in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The panel will feature three veteran authors from various genres and life experiences.
Host: Kate Kuzminski, Senior Fellow and Program Director
Opening remarks: Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
The Combined Arms Institute and Hire Heroes, USA will host a webinar Veteran Employment Programming: What Works? on Wednesday, May 12, 2:00-3:30pm (Eastern Time). Join Dr. Daniel Perkins from the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Families to learn what works in employment programming. Is what you are spending time and money on in employment programming in the best interest of the veteran community? Data and information presented is based on research from the Veterans Metrics Initiative, a longitudinal study of 10,000 transitioning veterans. The presentation will last one hour followed by a 30 minute Q&A.
About the speaker:
Dr. Perkins is principal scientist and founder of an applied research center, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. Dr. Perkins has been designing and evaluating strengths-based family and youth development programs in 4-H and Cooperative Extension and leading complex projects for more than 20 years. Dr. Perkins was a co-principal investigator on The Veteran Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being study (TVMI study), which was a large-scale longitudinal study of transition veterans that recently completed data collection. On the TVMI study, he leads efforts to characterize programs veterans use as they reintegrate into civilian life and distill the programs into their common components.
Register for the webinar here.
The White Plains Vet Center, Bronx Vet Center, Westchester County Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Project, and Family Services of Westchester host "Homebuying: Overview of Process & Assessing Readiness" on May 12, 6:30-7:30pm (Eastern Time).
The White Plains Vet Center and Bronx Vet Center are happy to partner with the Westchester County Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Project and Family Services of Westchester to provide a series of virtual Financial Fitness workshops. These are open to all veterans, spouses, and caregivers.
Join the Zoom meeting here.
Or join by phone: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 863 1919 4630
The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) and Story Pirates present Operation Legacy May 2021: New York Story Love virtually on Wednesday, May 12, 7pm (Eastern Time). Join them to appreciate the beauty of children's writing, encouraging children to keep using their imaginations. This project is honoring the life and legacy of all Fallen Heroes. Participation is free but registration is required.
NPower NJ is now accepting applications for its free IT training program launching August 2021! Join them for an information session on Thursday, May 13, 12:00-12:30pm (Eastern Time) as they outline program offerings as well as their application process.
NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.
About Tech Fundamentals
16-week instructor-led virtual training
Opportunity for a paid internship or a project-based learning experience
Opportunity to earn industry-recognized CompTIA certifications
Job placement assistance with access to a wide range of top employers
A full range of ongoing social service and personal development support
Reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
Register here for this 30 minute information session.
The Bronx Vet Center in partnership with the Veteran Advocacy Project will provide virtual Legal Labs for Veterans and their caregivers on Thursday, May 13, 6:00-7:30pm (Eastern Time). This month will feature a virtual discussion on Housing Court & COVID with guest presenters from the Urban Justice Center Safety Net Project.
Status of the eviction moratorium
How to prevent evictions
What's happening in Housing Court
Interested veterans and caregivers can register here.
For Veterans who are not able to access a computer or smartphone, there will also be a call in phone number that can be accessed to hear the discussion. This can be accessed at 929-229-5681.
Blue Star Families and One Day University presents a Science of Sleep and Stress Webinar on May 13, 7pm (Eastern Time).
Did you know we solve problems in our sleep? Learn about how powerful sleep can be and the Science of Sleep and Stress from the University of Notre Dame professor, Jessica Payne.
After the presentation, there will be a Q&A with Professor Payne.
All participants will be entered for a chance to win one of several wellness giveaways like essential oils and diffusers, tea & treats, gift baskets, and more.
The Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health is hosting a webinar on Skills for Adult ADHD: Prioritizing and To-Do Lists on Thursday, May 13, 7:30-8:30pm (Eastern Time). This is the final session in a four-session series that is open to all veterans, active duty service members, and family members of veterans or active duty service members regardless of whether you are a current patient of the Cohen Military Family Center at NYU. It is open to those who are current patients of the Center, former patients of the Center, or not current or former patients of the Center. You can drop in to any webinar, you don’t have to commit to them all. This series is being offered as an intro to or a refresher of skills that can be helpful in managing the challenges of Adult ADHD.
Dr. Amanda Spray
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Director of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Program Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center
Training Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center
Dr. Julia Yasser
Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Langone Health Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center
Email Dr. Amanda Spray to register
The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island and Adelphi University present their 5th Annual Veterans Mental Health Conference: Resilience Through Expression on May 14, 10am-2pm (Eastern Time). This is an online event with the option to dial in. All are welcome to attend - veterans, veteran family members, veteran service providers, and community. Registration is free and CEU's are available.