Trocaire College Veterans Outside Services

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.

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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

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

  • Housing to homeless or at risk of homelessness veterans
  • Doesn’t follow guidelines to traditional Section-8, may offer more money for housing spending allowance
  • May have 2 week wait to receive HUD-VASH voucher
  • Enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness
  • Located at 25 W Utica St, 14209
  • 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

A Guide to Housing Benefits for Veterans

VA Housing Benefits at a Glance (MoneyGeek.com)

  • This website will detail various sources that veterans can contact for help in securing housing.

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

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

American Red Cross
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)

Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos.net
Mesothelioma.com

Buffalo Vet Center
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
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
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
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
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
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.

WebsRecovery Village
Address: 633 Umatilla Blvd. Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone number: 855.544.2356
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
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
Mission: Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.
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)

VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America)

WNY Heroes
Address: 8205 Main Street Suite 1, Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone number: 716.630.5020
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
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.