A Marine Veteran Shows the Importance of Service Dogs in the Lives of the Disabled
For some disabled service members and veterans, the only constant in the chaos of their lives is their trained service animal. These days, it's far too easy for anyone to put a vest on their dog and claim it as a service animal.Read more
Hispanic Heritage Month ‘20: Puerto Rico to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Veterans
In commemoration of Puerto Rican Veteran's Week, Gov. Wanda Vázquez ordered the Puerto Rico and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 18 in all federal and state agencies, as decreed under Act 163-2014.Read more
Veteran Suicide Prevention Bills Will Move Forward After Committees Reach Compromise
The House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees have agreed on veteran suicide prevention legislation that would provide grants to charities and other non-governmental organizations focused on mental health and ensure that veterans have access to care during mental health crises.Read more
Stay Informed: We’re 53 days until Election Day! Are You Registered to Vote?
With 53 days until Election Day, we're all doing our parts to get every citizen registered to vote both within the 5 boroughs and within the state, such as Westchester County.Read more
Stay Informed: Tell Congress to stop ignoring veterans who are sick and dying from toxic burn pits
Sign our petition to tell Congress it must pass a bipartisan bill so veterans, affected by toxic fumes from jet fuel waste, will no longer be denied the care and benefits our government owes them for their service.Read more
8 Hacks for People of All Abilities
Have you ever taken a short-cut to get to work or put a loaf of bread in the freezer to have it last longer? These are great examples of how all people develop hacks and tricks to make their lives easier.Read more
Stay Informed: U.S. Census ends in a month. Here's how to get counted online and why it's important.
You have until Sept. 30 to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census, which is a month earlier than originally planned. That's only a month away.Read more
Stay Informed: The VA doesn’t cover fertility treatments for unmarried veterans or same-sex couples. Some want to change that.
Army veteran Toni Hackney has always wanted a family, but as a single woman with endometriosis, she knew she would need fertility assistance. A year after she sought approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to cover the cost of in-vitro fertilization treatments, she was denied for what she called a ridiculous reason: She’s not married.Read more
Feel Good Friday: Winnebago Builds a More Accessible RV to Help Everyone Get Away
With room for wheelchairs and other aids, the Adventurer AE helps a family find a little freedom, and ice cream.Read more
Stay Informed: Request your Absentee Ballot for Election Day Today!
We are in the midst of one of the most important elections of our lifetime, which also happens to coincide with one of the most serious pandemics of our lifetime. Here's how to request a mail-in ballot if you can't make the polls.Read more
Stay Informed: #GetCounted NYC! Fill out the Census by September 30!
The 2020 Census is set to end on Sept. 30, and right now almost half of our city is in danger of being left out. It is incredibly important to get every New Yorker involved to ensure that their community is counted next year.Read more
Feel Good Friday: "Quality Exceeds Value" - the Story Behind True Laundry company
For today’s edition of “Feel Good Friday”, we would like to highlight a Black-owned laundry detergent company created by three veterans from Atlanta, Georgia called True Laundry.Read more
Stay Informed: Suicide Prevention Bill Named for SEAL Commander Passes Senate; Fate Uncertain
The Senate passed a veteran suicide prevention bill Wednesday that aims to expand vets' access to mental health programs outside the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve health care for troops transitioning out of the military.Read more
Stay Informed: Full Senate to Take Up ‘Deborah Sampson’ Landmark Bill on Female Veterans' Health
A landmark bill designed to improve women's health services in the Department of Veterans Affairs took a step closer to becoming law Wednesday with a Senate committee's advance of the Deborah Sampson Act.Read more
NYC Residents: Certify your Veteran-Owned Business & Get Access to City Contracts!
NYC.gov’s Small Business Service certification programs and the Emerging Business Enterprise Certification Program helps create a fair & equitable city for disadvantaged veteran entrepreneurs too.Read more
The deadline to apply to NY's COVID Rent Relief Program is TODAY!
Two weeks ago, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an emergency rental assistance program to help low-income families remain in their homes, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply is today!Read more
30 Years Later, Disabled Americans Are Still Fighting For Their Civil Rights
The Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, declaring equality for disabled people across the country. But activists say the work isn’t done.Read more
NYC.gov DVS & New York State Division of Veterans' Services to partner in processing VA benefits
New York City and New York State are now working together to get veterans and their families the federal benefits they’ve earned, by partnering to process VA claims for disability compensation, GI Bill benefits, and service-connected pensions.Read more