City of Yonkers Department of Veteran Services

City of Yonkers Department of Veteran Services Under Mayor Mike Spano's leadership, the Department of Veterans Services is committed to providing support and relief to veterans, active service members, and their families.

This account is not monitored 24/7. For emergencies call 911. For more information about City of Yonkers services call (914) 377-4357.

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Join us at the City of Yonkers Remembrance Ceremonies on September 11th, 2021.**8:30am at the Yonkers Waterfront on Wate...
09/01/2021

Join us at the City of Yonkers Remembrance Ceremonies on September 11th, 2021.

**8:30am at the Yonkers Waterfront on Water Grant Street

**6:00pm at Charles Bajart AL Post on 840 McLean Avenue

**7:30pm at Conor Park on McLean Avenue & Central Avenue

We hope to see you there!

08/26/2021

Watching the news come out of Kabul and Afghanistan has been incredibly painful for many, especially for Afghanistan Veterans, families, survivors and caregivers. As more news and events unfold out of Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, some Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. Others may feel moral distress about experiences they had during their service.

We recognize that after that fateful day in September 2001, many of you and those close to you decided to volunteer to serve the country when it needed them most. We are all safer today for that courageous decision. Our fellow Americans did the job our country asked, with honor and valor, and all of us are proud of the selfless sacrifice and service.

It’s both natural and understandable for all Veterans and their families to experience a range of emotions about these gut-wrenching developments in Afghanistan. Please know that whatever you are feeling, we are here for all Veterans and their families.

If you or someone you know is having a difficult time, or simply want to talk to someone, VA has the resources and tools to help:

• Veterans Health Administration mental health services, including how family members can assist a Veteran in crisis;

• Veterans Crisis Line: Su***de Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 press 1 or text 838255;

• Finding local mental health services and resources: Resources | Videos & Info for Military Veterans | Make the Connection;

• Information on how to access immediate care and/or book a mental health appointment: VA Mental Health Services;

• Vet Center resources are also available and include counseling; there is also a toll-free number: 877-WAR-VETS.

It’s entirely normal to feel this way, and you are not alone.

Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies and use the services listed above. If for whatever reason you feel like you have no place to turn, please reach out to a trusted friend or colleague to help cope with this stressful situation.

Please remember that regardless of what happens this week or any week, your service to our country matters. Those of us who were not in Afghanistan with you, or who did not have a family member or loved one in Afghanistan, cannot fully comprehend what you are going through right now. But we are here for you. And there are millions of people across the country who share a deep gratitude for your service, your sacrifice and your profound sense of honor.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that we support you and stand beside you. We are forever in your debt, and we are here to help you through this difficult time.

VFW Essay Contest! There is a grand prize of a $30,000 scholarship along with other prizes as well!Voice of Democracy Ru...
08/03/2021

VFW Essay Contest! There is a grand prize of a $30,000 scholarship along with other prizes as well!

Voice of Democracy Rules and Eligibility:

WHO CAN ENTER
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER
Download the Voice of Democracy entry form and brochure to submit your essay to your local VFW Post. Students should record their reading of the draft to an or flash drive or shareable file through email. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds). Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes recording their audio onto a flash drive or other recording device, they can submit their typed version, audio and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the Oct. 31 deadline.

This year's theme is "America: Where Do We Go From Here?"

JUDGING CRITERIA
Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show
imagination and human interest. Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other. Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.

You can download the entry form by clicking the link below:
https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20210408T214552Z&la=en

VFW Essay Contest! There is a grand prize of a $30,000 scholarship along with other prizes as well!

Voice of Democracy Rules and Eligibility:

WHO CAN ENTER
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER
Download the Voice of Democracy entry form and brochure to submit your essay to your local VFW Post. Students should record their reading of the draft to an or flash drive or shareable file through email. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds). Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes recording their audio onto a flash drive or other recording device, they can submit their typed version, audio and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the Oct. 31 deadline.

This year's theme is "America: Where Do We Go From Here?"

JUDGING CRITERIA
Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show
imagination and human interest. Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other. Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.

You can download the entry form by clicking the link below:
https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20210408T214552Z&la=en

VFW Essay Contest! There is a grand prize of $5,000 along with other prizes as well!Patriot’s Pen Rules and Eligibility:...
08/03/2021

VFW Essay Contest! There is a grand prize of $5,000 along with other prizes as well!

Patriot’s Pen Rules and Eligibility:

WHO CAN ENTER:
The Patriot’s Pen program is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER
Download and complete the Patriot's Pen entry form and brochure.
Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. They should be submitted to the VFW Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later than the October 31 deadline. Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition.

This year's theme is "How Can I Be A Good American?"

JUDGING CRITERIA
Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points. You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively. Theme development is worth 35 points. Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences. Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points. Write your essay in an easy-to understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.

You can download the entry form by clicking the link below:

https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Patriots-Pen-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20210408T214837Z&la=en

VFW Essay Contest! There is a grand prize of $5,000 along with other prizes as well!

Patriot’s Pen Rules and Eligibility:

WHO CAN ENTER:
The Patriot’s Pen program is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER
Download and complete the Patriot's Pen entry form and brochure.
Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. They should be submitted to the VFW Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later than the October 31 deadline. Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition.

This year's theme is "How Can I Be A Good American?"

JUDGING CRITERIA
Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points. You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively. Theme development is worth 35 points. Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences. Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points. Write your essay in an easy-to understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.

You can download the entry form by clicking the link below:

https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Patriots-Pen-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20210408T214837Z&la=en

If you're a dependent or survivor of a Veteran, you may be entitled to some benefits. Contact us today and find out what...
07/08/2021

If you're a dependent or survivor of a Veteran, you may be entitled to some benefits. Contact us today and find out what they are!

If you're a dependent or survivor of a Veteran, you may be entitled to some benefits. Contact us today and find out what they are!

Welcome to the Veterans Services new page! Please be sure to like and follow to stay informed about beneficial ...
07/02/2021

Welcome to the Veterans Services new page! Please be sure to like and follow to stay informed about beneficial resources for our veterans and their families!

Welcome to the Veterans Services new page! Please be sure to like and follow to stay informed about beneficial resources for our veterans and their families!

You can check out the current special monthly compensation rates and see the ones that apply to you!You can find this in...
07/01/2021

You can check out the current special monthly compensation rates and see the ones that apply to you!

You can find this information on: https://www.va.gov/disability/compensation-rates/special-monthly-compensation-rates/?fbclid=IwAR0IwM7viCCUIUEkUgN-QO1Vsgq9_r7NKc2rHpkWyBEipB_6pw1qs9n1wpo

You can check out the current special monthly compensation rates and see the ones that apply to you!

You can find this information on: https://www.va.gov/disability/compensation-rates/special-monthly-compensation-rates/?fbclid=IwAR0IwM7viCCUIUEkUgN-QO1Vsgq9_r7NKc2rHpkWyBEipB_6pw1qs9n1wpo

Dept. of Veteran's Services held a luncheon for some of the women Veteran in Yonkers. The purpose was to introduce "Proj...
06/18/2021

Dept. of Veteran's Services held a luncheon for some of the women Veteran in Yonkers. The purpose was to introduce "Project Engagement", which is Director Reverend William Norman's initiative to bring every Yonkers woman Veteran together, to foster camaraderie in the community and unite them as one another as one voice and to encourage volunteerism within the City of Yonkers. Special thanks to all those who came out and supported this event!

Rental Assistance is available for Veterans! You can apply now at nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov
06/18/2021

Rental Assistance is available for Veterans! You can apply now at nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov

Rental Assistance is available for Veterans! You can apply now at nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov

Call our office today and find out what burial benefits you and your family are entitled to!
06/14/2021

Call our office today and find out what burial benefits you and your family are entitled to!

Call our office today and find out what burial benefits you and your family are entitled to!

If you've misplaced or lost your DD214, please give us a call today!
06/08/2021

If you've misplaced or lost your DD214, please give us a call today!

If you've misplaced or lost your DD214, please give us a call today!

Flashback to our #MemorialDay ceremony this Monday, where we honored the men and women who fought and continue to fight ...
06/02/2021

Flashback to our #MemorialDay ceremony this Monday, where we honored the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our country.

Contact us today and see what benefits you're entitled as a Yonkers veteran!
05/24/2021

Contact us today and see what benefits you're entitled as a Yonkers veteran!

Contact us today and see what benefits you're entitled as a Yonkers veteran!

Have you been recently discharged? Call our office and we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have!
05/17/2021

Have you been recently discharged? Call our office and we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have!

Have you been recently discharged? Call our office and we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have!

Welcome to the Veterans Services new page! Please be sure to like and follow to stay informed about beneficial ...
05/10/2021

Welcome to the Veterans Services new page! Please be sure to like and follow to stay informed about beneficial resources for our veterans and their families.

Welcome to the Veterans Services new page! Please be sure to like and follow to stay informed about beneficial resources for our veterans and their families.

Address

120 NEW MAIN STREET
Yonkers, NY
10701

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(914) 377-6700

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