The following is a listing of helpful local, state, and federal resources:
www.va.gov - Extensive information on all VA related benefits and services such as Health Care, Education, Home Loans, Life Insurance, Location of facilities (includes street maps), legislation, FAQ’s, etc.
Local office 344 W. Genesee St. Syracuse NY 13202 (315)423-5536 Contact: VA Representatives Gary Smith; Jim Tucker; Todd Post; Tom Kalczuga
www.veterans.ny.gov - The office provides assistance with education, employment, property tax exemptions and assistance with applying for federal & state benefits.
333 E. Washington Street Room 403 Syracuse NY 13202 Phone: (315) 428-4046 Contact: Anne Grugel, Sue Doan
VA Medical Center 800 Irving Ave, 1st Floor, Room 176b Syracuse NY 13210 315 425-4400 ext 53871 Contact: Lloyd Collins
Provides counseling and advocacy for New York State Veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits granted by law for their service to New York and the nation.
421 Montgomery St. 13th Floor Civic Center Syracuse NY 13202 (315) 435-3217 Contact: Corliss Dennis, Richard Forkhamer; Keith Colston
Department Mission: To obtain funding, medical treatment or nursing home care for eligible veterans, their dependents or survivors which will enable them to continue their quality of life without resorting to Social Services funding. To provide information, assistance and advocacy for claimants in actions or claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or state and local veterans-related entitlements.
www.dav.org - Assistance with VA disability compensation and pension claims; transportation to VA hospitals and other services.
Local office Disabled American Veterans 344 W. Genesee Street 2nd Floor Syracuse NY 13202 (315) 423-5541
www.labor.state.ny.us - Information and assistance with unemployment benefits, contact information, VA Job Bank listings, career assessment, etc.
The Syracuse VA Medical Center provides acute and comprehensive medical, neurological, surgical, oncology, rehabilitation and psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care programs. The VA Medical Center is currently operating and supporting eight additional Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Auburn, Binghamton, Carthage, Cortland, Ithaca, Massena, Oswego and Rome. Each outpatient clinic provides for both complete Primary Care and Mental Health Programs.
800 Irving Avenue Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: (315) 425-4400 Or 800-792-4334
The VA has set up this special program which is designed to meet the specific needs of veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Every VA Medical Center has an OEF/OIF Care Management Team ready to welcome OEF/OIF veterans and help coordinate health care. Case Managers, who are either nurses or social workers, coordinate patient care activities and help veterans navigate their way through the VA system. A Transition Patient Advocate (TPA) acts as a personal advocate as you move throughout the VA healthcare system.
Syracuse contacts For eligibility and enrollment questions: Lisa Price (315) 425-4863 For clinical issues/questions: Peggy Daggett (315) 425-4400 x53392 or Lauren Love (315)425-3481
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is here for all veterans. A National Accredited Service Officer can help you with VA benefits (compensation, pension, government insurance, education, GI loans, vocational rehabilitation, or filing a disability claim).
800 Irving Ave. Suite A176 Syracuse NY 13210-2796 (315) 425-4400 x54383
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.
109 Pine Street Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: (315) 478-7127 Contact: Patricia Chase
443 North Franklin Street Syracuse NY 13204 (315)473-8250 www.cnyworks.com Contact: Bill Burns
As a veteran, you receive priority service in all New York State Employment and Training programs. They have Veterans' Employment Representatives, who are veterans themselves, specifically trained to assist you in transitioning from the military, finding a new job, or starting a new career. Some of the services provided include assistance with:
James M. Hanley Federal Building- 4th Floor 100 S. Clinton St. Syracuse NY 13261 1-800-772-1213
Senator Charles Schumer (D) James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 S. Clinton St. Room 841 Syracuse NY 13261 (315) 423-5471
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 S. Clinton St. Room 1470 Syracuse NY 13261 (315) 448-0470
Representative John Katko440 South Warren St.Syracuse NY 13202(315) 423-5657
Path empowers military members, veterans, and their families through
traditional and non-traditional, wellness-enhancing programming
delivered in a safe and family-centered environment, while integrating
community-based programs and services into a holistic network of
supportive resources spanning central and upstate New York. (315) 687-33001223 Salt Springs Road Chittenango, NY 13037
This website provides information on personal
finances, debt management and VA programs for active duty
service-members as well as veterans. http://www.debt.org/veterans/
This is a non-government site that offers
extensive information about VA Home Loans. They do not offer loans or
mortgages directly or indirectly through any representatives or agents.
- IAVA is dedicated to educating the public about the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, advocating on behalf of those who have served, and
fostering a community for troops, veterans, and their families.
Membership is free.
- Support Troops Network of Central New York offers counseling,
advocacy, education, referral, and support to active duty service
personnel and veterans of our community, and to their families, at no
cost. (315) 200-0531
- This DoD website aims to be the pre-eminent Psychological health and
Traumatic Brain Injury Web portal serving the military community. It
provides media-rich, Web-based, self-care solutions targeting mental
health problems (PTSD, depression, anger, sleep problems, alcohol &
drugs, etc.) commonly faced following a deployment.
- An on-line partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members,
veterans, their families and those who support them. Provides access to
services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and
(315)635-7045 Contact: Dolores M. Reed
website lists information on top-ranked accredited online colleges and
allows you to conduct a database search, helping you find a degree
program that meets your degree level, category and subject of interest.
You can also search between nationally and regionally accredited
colleges, and you’ll find information on why accreditation matters!
information on affordable college and on-line college options as well as
information on financial aid, veteran benefits and scholarships.
Onondaga Community College
Explore. Discover. Transform.
4585 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13215 315.498.2000 firstname.lastname@example.org