Resource Links

There are various services available for veterans. Please utilize these resources as they are intended for you. If you have any questions, please contact the Veterans Services Office.


Mental Well Being

Emergency counseling

• 1-800-273-8255 press 1 (VA Western New York Healthcare System)
• American Legion
• Department of Veteran Affairs

 

General wellness services

• Buffalo Vets Center
• Veterans Outreach Center Inc
• Department of Veteran Affairs
• American Red Cross

 

Readjustment/transitional services

• Buffalo Vets Center
• VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
• American Legion
• Department of Veteran Affairs
• American Red Cross

 

PTSD counseling and services

• Buffalo Vets Center
• VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Marital and family counseling

• Buffalo Vets Center

 

Military sexual trauma counseling

• Buffalo Vets Center
• VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Substance abuse counseling and services

• Buffalo Vets Center
• American Legion
• VA Western New York Healthcare System

• The Recovery Village

 

Peer Groups and Minority Services

Veterans and family groups

• The Listening Circle for Military Veterans and their Families
•Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

 

Women’s groups and services

Buffalo Vets Center
• Vietnam veterans of America (VVA)
• VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Minority services

• Vietnam veterans of America (VVA)
• VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Bereavement counseling

• Buffalo Vets Center


VA Assistance

Benefits counseling and assistance

• Buffalo Vets Center
• Veterans Outreach Center Inc
• VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
• American Legion • American Red Cross
• AMVETS

 

Comp and pension assistance

• Erie County Veteran Services Agency
• Department of Veteran Affairs

 

Survivors and burial assistance

• Erie County Veteran Services Agency
• Department of Veteran Affairs
• NYS Division of Veteran Affairs

 

Employment Services

  • American Legion
    • Department of Veteran Affairs
    • WNY Veterans Housing Coalition Inc.
    • Niagara Falls ARS Family Support Center
    • NYS Division of Veteran Affairs
    • Student Veterans of America
    • National Coalition for Homeless Vets

Healthcare

VA hospitals

• VA Western New York Healthcare System
• Veteran Affairs Health Administration
• Erie County Veteran Services Agency

 

Health insurance

• Department of Veteran Affairs

 

Domiciliary care

• Erie County Veteran Services Agency
• NYS Division of Veteran Affairs
• VA Western New York Healthcare System


Residential Services

Housing and homelessness

• Veterans Outreach Center Inc
• AMVETS (American Veterans)
• American Legion
• Vietnam veterans of America (VVA)
• Department of Veteran Affairs
• WNY Veterans Housing Coalition Inc.
• NYS Division of Veteran Affairs
• National Coalition for Homeless Vets
• VA Western New York Healthcare System

• Openlistings.com

 

Home loan guaranty

• Erie County Veteran Services Agency
• Department of Veteran Affairs

 

Veteran retirement housing

• Department of Veteran Affairs


Troop and family support services

Troop support

• VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
• American Red Cross

 

Family support

• VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
• American Legion
• Niagara Falls ARS Family Support Center
• American Red Cross
• WNY Heroes

Injured veterans support

• American Legion


Financial assistance

Temporary financial assistance

• American Legion
• American Red Cross
• WNY Heroes

 

Financial management

• Niagara Falls ARS Family Support Center
•America’s Debt Help Organization

http://www.debt.org/veterans/

http://www.debt.org/consolidation/

http://www.debt.org/students/

 

Scholarships

• AMVETS (American Veterans)
• American Legion
• Vietnam veterans of America (VVA)
• NYS Division of Veteran Affairs
• Student Veterans of America


Legal services

General legal aid

• Veterans Outreach Center Inc

 

Incarcerated veterans services

• Vietnam veterans of America (VVA)

 

Court programs

• Erie County Veteran Services Agency Buffalo Veterans Treatment Courts


Volunteering and Community Outreach

Community outreach

• American Legion

 

Volunteer opportunities

• American Legion
• American Red Cross

 

Blood donation programs

• American Red Cross
• American Legion
• AMVETS


Outside Resources Directory

American Legion

Website

 

American Red Cross

Website

Address: 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209

Phone number: 716.886.7500 or 1-800-733-2767

Mission: The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

 

AMVETS (American Veterans)

Website

 

Asbestos Exposure

Website – Asbestos.net

Website – Mesothelioma.com

 

Buffalo Vet Center

Website

Address: 2372 Sweet Home Rd., Buffalo, NY 14228

Phone number: 716.862.7350

Mission: Provide non-medical counseling and assistance to war zone veterans and their family members who are experiencing problems and issues related to active duty military service in a war zone or in the course of deployment during war.

 

Department of Veteran Affairs

Website

Address: 130 South Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone number: 1-888-442-4551

Mission: To provide quality service, advocacy, and counseling in a timely manner for New York’s Veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits granted by law for service in the Armed Forces.

 

Erie County Veteran Services Agency

Website

Address: Rath Building – Suite 800, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone number: 716.858.6363

Mission: To ensure that every veteran in the country is registered in the VA system and is fully aware of all the benefits that they have earned and to make veterans an economic force in education, employment, and business development.

 

National Coalition for Homeless Vets

Website

Address: 333 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003

Phone number: 202.546.1969

Mission: The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.

 

New York State Division of Veteran Affairs

Website

Address: 5 Empire State Plaza, 28thFloor, Albany, NY 12223

Phone number: 716.838.7697

Mission: To provide quality service, advocacy and counseling for New York Veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits granted by law for their services to New York and the Nation.

 

Niagara Falls ARS Family Support Center

Website

Mission: Provide individuals, families, and leadership with programs that promote self-sufficiency and enhance mission readiness, retention, and adaptation to the Air Force way of life.

 

Recovery Village

Website

Address: 633 Umatilla Blvd. Umatilla, FL 32784

Phone number855.544.2356

Mission:Offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the veteran’s specific needs.

 

Student Veterans of America

Website

Address: P.O. Box 77673, Washington, DC 20013

Phone number: 1-866-320-3826

Mission: To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation

 

Veteran Affairs Health Administration

Website

Mission: Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

 

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

Website

Address:

459 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620

Phone number:
585.546.1081 or (866) 906-VETS

Mission: We are an independent community-centered non-profit providing premier supportive services to veterans of the US Armed Forces and their families in the greater Rochester are. We serve by helping them to achieve their goals and realize their full potential.

 

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

Website

 

VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America)

Website

 

WNY Heroes

Website

Address: 8205 Main Street Suite 1, Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone number: 1-88716.630.5020

Mission: To provide veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.

 

WNY Veterans Housing Coalition

Website

Address: 23 West Utica St., Buffalo NY, 14209

Phone number: 716.882.5935 x23

Mission: To provide housing, employment and services for Veterans and other special needs populations.