Military & Veterans Initiative
Easterseals New York currently provides three transitional programs to support our returning veterans as they reintegrate into civilian culture to gain the skills needed to obtain employment in the civilian workforce. Eligible participants go through an intake and assessment process, receive hard and soft skills training, supportive services and finally, employment placement and retention services.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Today’s service members and veterans contibute signifiicantly to their communities, but some face challenges during transition and reintegration. Through HVRP program, eligible 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, Easterseals 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.
Red Mango Training Facility: Easterseals New York has received the donation of a Red Mango Smoothie Cafe franchise from Red Mango parent Brix Holdings. The franchise operates fully as a retail establishment but also provides training services to veterans interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities in their return to civilian life. Located in North Babylon in Long Island, the facility will serve veterans in a region home to many returning veterans.
Veterans Count The Department of Labor provides the basic funding Easterseals New York's Veterans Services programs. But these funds are not sufficient to provide all the practical support that is needed--resources like interview clothing, cell phones and subway fare. Support from BNY Mellon and Walmart have been critical to the Vets2Jobs programs. And without the support of Easterseals New York's Veterans Count chapters, critical support would not be possible. Follow the link to support your local vets!
For more information, please contact:
Easter Seals New York:
42 Broadway, Suite 1136
New York, N.Y. 10004