CoVID 19 Resources

Now more than ever the VFW is an important resource for veterans their families and the community.


Suffolk County

Northport VA:

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 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:

Healing Connections Peer Support Group

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: or

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

Michele Oster

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

Krista-Marie Noel

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 @ 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

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

Island Harvest

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.