Now more than ever the VFW is an important resource for veterans their families and the community.
One of the biggest concerns right now with the VA, is those patients that have Chemo and Dialysis are having trouble getting to their appointments in both Nassau and Suffolk due to shortage of Volunteer Drivers.
KNOW A VETERAN THAT CAN USE SOME HELP? Here are some Contact Numbers:
White House VA Hotline: 1-855-948-2311
The Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Call ahead to the VA before heading there. Routine appointments are cancelled at this time,
So, if it is not an emergency don’t risk heading out. If you need an update or meds go through
https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home or call the VA Hospital 631-261-4400
Confidential Support at the Northport VA can be reach at 800-273-8255 or text 838255 24 hours a day
Dwyer Peer to Peer (Suffolk County)
New operating hours for the Peer Support Line:
o Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
o Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
o Sunday, 2-7 p.m.
The Peer Support Line can be accessed by calling 631-471-7242 ext. 1217.
• Our online Peer Support Groups can be accessed through this link on our website:
Suffolk County Veteran Services:
All veteran services are working remotely. Contact the Veterans Service Agency at:
(631) 853-VETS (our Hauppauge Office), or (631) 852-1410 (our Riverhead Office), or via email at:
Leave a message or your information and someone will get back to you.
New York State Division of Veteran Services
New York State Division of Veterans’ Services Veterans Benefits Advisors on Long Island and in New York City
Veterans Benefits Advisor
300 Center Drive S., Room N207, Riverhead, NY 11901 – office closed due to COVID 19
Office Phone (631) 852-1413
Fax (631) 852-1412
Work Cell Phone 516 462 4812
Veterans Benefits Advisor
New York State Department of Labor, 301 W. Old Country Rd, Hicksville, NY 11801 – office closed due to COVID 19
Office Phone (516) 932-4027
Women Veterans Support Group for Suffolk County
Women Veterans Support Groups are meeting through Zoom, for more information email Sharran Chambers-Murphy @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Dwyer Program Main line 631-471-7242
Services for the Underserved (S:US)
Is working remotely to get assistance or more information contact
Tiffany Kehoe at 631-227-0777 or email TKehoe@sus.org
EOC of Suffolk County
With all this going on, veterans will be worried about how they will pay their rent, might need a new job, on the edge of homelessness, need legal assistance… if you are dealing with any of this reach out to the EOC of Suffolk County 631-289-2601 or go to https://eoc-suffolk.com
If you know of a veteran in need of food call John at island Harvest. 516-967-3414.
If you are able to pick up for that veteran, you can call John to arrange a pick-up at their location
40 Marcus Blvd, Hauppauge, NY 11788
(They will put the food in the trunk or back seat for you, no need for contact)
In the Community
Coffee with a Veteran
VFW Post 2913, has taken “Coffee with a Veteran Virtual. Hosting the event on Mon, Wed, and Fri @ 12pm on Zoom. For more information contact CMDR Rogers 631-838-8944.
Masks for Veterans
CMDR Rogers, who was also the County Commander used the money for the County Dinner to provide PPE to veterans across Long Island. Providing more than 6500 masks for veterans in Suffolk County.