The Rockland County PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program (Vet to Vet) invites you to their online Veteran Roundtable Discussion: Let's Talk About Suicide on Friday, October 22, 12-2pm (Eastern Time). The topic is "Suicide Prevention Center of NY (SPCNY) Initiatives at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care with a Focus on Assessment, Safety Planning and Means."
All veterans are invited as they hold this sensitive but important discussion.
Facilitator: Sharon Bailey, LCSW (Veteran Administrator)
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Lombardo, licensed clinical psychologist, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, VA Hudson Valley Health Care Center
Join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 853 7243 5437
For questions, please contact Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Izzy Quintana at [email protected]
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host a Military Family Program: Technology and Codes at the museum on Saturday, October 24, 1-3pm.
Created for current and former military service members and their families, these programs include exploration of the Museum and related activities intended to engage the whole family. Discover the history of innovation and codes onboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid! After exploring historic spaces, families can experiment with different technologies in their world.
For current and former service members and their families (children, 3-18).
Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving will host a Women Veterans Empowerment Workshop on Zoom on Sunday, October 24, 1-3pm (Eastern Time).
This is a workshop that utilizes free writing, breathing techniques and community agreements.
Free writing is allowing the freedom of thoughts and ideas to flow onto the paper without judgment or expectation of what it will become.
Previous writing experience not required.
This workshop is free and open to all women veterans, all eras, all separation statuses and service members.
Be supported by healthy camaraderie, clear communication and community empowerment.
NIA Community Services Network, with Councilman Justin Brannan, State Senator Andrew Gounardes, and Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate Jr., will host the 2021 Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Fort Hamilton Community Club on Tuesday, October 26, 9am-12pm. This event is open to veterans and their guests.
Proof of vaccination is required for this indoor event.
To confirm your attendance, please send an email with your name and phone number to [email protected] or call Senja or Tina at 718-236-5266.
To enter the Army base, please bring a Real ID. If you do not have one, bring a driver's license with a social security card or passport.
The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, October 26, 1-2pm (Eastern Time). The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service.
Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since. Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us. But like our service, we are never alone. Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength. Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.
For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]
Blue Star Families and Welcome.US invite you to an online forum, How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies: A Conversation with Blue Star Families, Welcome.US, Operation Afghan Allies, and VSOs Taking Your Q&As, on Tuesday, October 26, 2pm (Eastern Time).
Topics will include:
Update on the current stat of resettlement
Immediate needs of Afghan allies
This forum is an opportunity for government and nonprofit organizations on the frontline of the resettlement process to share updates around ongoing efforts, best practices, and offer opportunities for individuals to participate in resettlement efforts.
While on a mission to save a nation, our military community formed bonds with the Afghan people. Our Afghan Allies are colleagues, friends, and even family. Therefore, the sacrifices they made alongside service members and their families gave rise to today's current duty: aid their well-being. As we continue to process the end of the war in Afghanistan, many feel compelled to take action to support our Afghan Allies as they resettle here in the United States.
Who Should Attend:
Military family members and veterans who want to know how to help our Afghan Allies
Individuals who are actively involved in resettlement efforts and want to share and learn
Military and veteran serving organizations interested in doing more to support resettlement efforts
Reasons to Attend:
Ask your questions and get answers during the live event
Access to the White House and frontline leaders of resettlement efforts
Opportunities to find out how YOU can get involved!
Nazanin Ash, CEO, Welcome.US
Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
Governor Jack Markell, White House Cordinator Operation Allies Welcome, White House
Art delaCruz, CEO, Team Rubicon
Sarah Verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund
Dan Lamothe, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post
Additional speakers will be announced soon!
The Bronx Vet Center will host its monthly VA Mobile Health Apps Webinar on Tuesday, October 26, 6-7pm. This month's webinar will focus on Couples Coach, a moblie app for partners who want to improve their relationship and explore new ways to connect. All combat eras, genders, VSOs, and caregivers are welcome!
In this webinar series, participants will learn how to download, use and customize VA Mobile Mental Health Apps on their smartphone or tablet.
Why use VA Mobile Mental Health Apps? They are:
Free and designed for veterans
Convenient, customizable, and resource-rich
Secure, private, and anonymous
Once you register, you will be provided with a web link and a password to access the presentation. If you do not have a device, please contact Marco Bongioanni for a call-in number.
Please note: WebEx functions effectively with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be compatible.
When you register, you will receive a confirmation from "[email protected]"
This is not a processing or support group. Its focus is to solely teach how to download, customize, and use VA Mobile Mental Health Apps.
The Bronx Vet Center presents Sergeant's Time: Military Exposures Overview presentation on Tuesday, October 26, 6-7pm (Eastern Time) via Webex. Once you register, you will be provided a web link and password to access the presentation. If you would prefer to join the presentation by phone, please contact Marco Bongioanni at [email protected] and a phone number will be provided to you.
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
Environmental Health Registry Evaluations for Veterans
Healthcare services available
Where to find publications, reports, and newsletters
In response to our nation's mental health crisis, Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is offering Mental Health First Aid, a virtual training class on Wednesday, October 27, 9:30am-5:00pm (Eastern Time).
This groundbreaking skills-based course equips participants with tools to identify, understand and respond to situations where a family member, colleague or neighbor may be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge, and connect them with appropriate support and resources.
The course is appropriate for concerned community residents and professionals, including but not limited to:
Community advocates and other caring citizens
Faith community leaders
Veterans and military families
Mental health/substance use patients and family members
Emergency first responders
Human resources professionals
Nurses and other primary care workers
Teachers, university faculty, staff, and student leadership
Participants must complete a 2-hour, self-paced, online course prior to attendance.
For questions, please email [email protected]
Hiring Our Heroes will hold a #DiscoverTheTalent Virtual Orientation on Wednesday, October 27, 4:30-5:30pm (Eastern Time).
Hiring our Heroes has launched an exciting initiative, #DiscoverTheTalent, which engages employers to increase economic opportunity for the military spouse community. The initiative encourages businesses to support this demographic by aligning their business as a military spouse-friendly employer and later sharing their success. Employers around the world can join this initiative. Employers who register for the #DiscoverTheTalent Orientation will have the opportunity to learn more about Hiring Our Heroes Programs, like their Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ) and Military Spouse Professional Networks (MSPN). Employers will also learn how to connect with military spouses, and how to position their company/organization as a military spouse-friendly employer in order to discover the talent in communities everywhere!