Military & Veterans Services – A Program of Easter Seals NY
Military & Veterans Initiative
Easter Seals New York currently provides three military and vocational services programs to support our returning veterans as they reintegrate into society and gain the skills needed to obtain employment and become productive, active members of our workforce. Eligible participants go through an intake and assessment process, receive hard and soft skills training and finally, employment placement and retention services.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Today’s service members and veterans are making significant contributions to their communities, but some face challenges during transition and reintegration. Through this program, honorably discharged veterans in New York City and Syracuse receive skills assessment, career counseling, and other support services.
Homeless Female Veterans/Veterans with Families Reintegration Program More women than ever return home from active duty to face the same struggles as their male counterparts finding employment. Female veterans often face a much more difficult reintegration process for several reasons: prevalence of military sexual trauma is high, some women do not identify themselves as veterans, and, when homeless, often fear they will lose their children. The first few months after their service has ended are crucial. The intake and evaluation process in this program directs support to the veterans as they begin the process of reintegration.
Vets2Jobs In Syracuse and Long Island, New York, Easter Seals New York operates a Vets2Jobs program in conjunction with its HVRP program. Vets2Jobs works directly with unemployed or underemployed veterans and provides: assessment of skills and interests; assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills; face-to-face time with local businesses in need of qualified workers and; job placement for veterans in communities throughout Syracuse.
For more information, please contact:
Easter Seals New York:
42 Broadway, Suite 1136
New York, N.Y. 10004