Dear Friends and Veterans,
With war comes trauma. But New York’s military personnel and their families don’t have to deal with it alone.
There is a host of services available to New York veterans, whether recently returning from the Middle East, or those who served in Vietnam, Korea, World War II or other conflicts. There are many challenges veterans face, like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), increased alcoholism and drug use, homelessness, anger and anxiety. But there are people here to help, and I hope our treasured veterans take advantage of these benefits.
When faced with PTSD, alcoholism and drug use, finding help can be hard. This pamphlet is a resource to help families and veterans cope with the issues that come with civilian life after experiencing stressful circumstances in war.
I cannot thank our veterans enough for their tireless efforts, sacrifice and hard work that continue to protect America and everything she stands for. If you are a veteran or know a veteran who is struggling, you are not the only one. There is help waiting for New York veterans.
If you need help dealing with state agencies or filling out forms, my community office is here to help. Please give us a call.
Member of Assembly
Contact the Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Coordinator at James J. Peters VAMC at 718-584-9000 or 800-877-6976 and/or Queens Community Clinic at 718-741-4800.
Call VA’s general information hotline:1-800-827-1000
A list of VA and Vet Center facilities can be found online at: www.va.gov