Get Help

If you're a veteran, member of the military, or family member who needs immediate help, please reach out to one or more of the following:

Veterans Crisis Line

If you or a veteran or military member you know is in crisis, VA responders are standing by 24/7 to answer your confidential call, text, or online chat. If in doubt, please reach out.

Call 1-800-273-8255 - Press 1

Text to 828255

Use online chat

New York City Department of Veterans' Services

Veterans Outreach Coordinators are standing by (weekday hours) to connect veterans of any era or discharge status, military members, and family members with programs and resources related to housing, employment, legal services, veteran-owned businesses, street vending, mental healthcare, medical care, disability claims, and more.

Call 212-416-5250 or 311

Request Help Online: VetConnectNYC

Send a message to Commissioner Sutton

New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

Veterans Benefits Advisors are standing by (weekday hours) to connect veterans across NY State with benefits and resources in their local areas, and to advise on VA claims and more.

Call 1-888-838-7697


Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Veteran Transition Managers with IAVA's Rapid Response Referral Program are standing by (weekday hours) to connect veterans of any era with resources related to navigating the VA, getting help with attending college, or help for those facing unemployment, financial or legal struggles, or homelessness.

Call 1-855-917-2743


NYU Langone Military Family Clinic

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic provides free and confidential mental health care for military members and veterans of any era, regardless of discharge status, and their family members.

Make an appointment by calling 1-855-698-4677

New York-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center 

The New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Clinic provides an effective, free, and confidential comprehensive and progressive behavioral health treatment program for active service members, veterans, and their families regardless of discharge or service era. Treatments are complemented with a comprehensive wellness program tailored to specific needs, which can include mindfulness based virtual reality, yoga, outdoor adventure and wellness therapy–all free of charge.  

Make an appointment by emailing Annell at or by calling 212-821-0783

City Bar Veterans Assistance Project

Low-income veterans can receive pro-bono legal assistance with issues related to claims for service-connected disability compensation from the VA.

Call the helpline at 1-877-564-3383

Legal Services NYC Veterans Justice Project

Low-income veterans and their dependents may be eligible for assistance with a variety of legal issues.

Call the intake line at 347-592-2409

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) Veterans Legal Assistance Project

Low-income veterans and their dependents may be eligible for assistance with a variety of legal issues.

Click to view NYLAG's New York City Veterans' Legal Guide

Call the intake line at 212-946-0343

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Access Federal Benefits for Veterans

Understanding the VA for Caregivers

VA Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274


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