Holden partners with NYC Veterans’ Department to provide informational services to veterans in the community

City Council member Bob Holden marches in the Veterans Day Parade in Queens. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann)

The office of Councilman Robert Holden has partnered with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to host a care coordinator at his office throughout April and May to provide informational services for those who served in the armed forces.

A caring counselor will be on site at Holden’s office at 58-38 69th St. in Maspeth on April 5 and 19, and May 3 and 17.

According to Holden, he wants to ensure his veteran constituents receive the support they deserve.

“It is our duty to ensure that our veterans receive the care and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives after their service to this country,” Holden says.

A statement from DVS stated this partnership is just one of the ways the agency ensures veterans and their families have “seamless access” to the benefits and resources they earned.

“DVS is committed to meeting members of the veteran community where they are, and our partnership with City Council member Holden is indicative of that commitment,” the statement said.

The coordinator will help veterans with financial assistance, Snap Food Benefits, employment, legal assistance, mental health support and much more.

Holden said he was proud of the work the DVS is doing with his office.

“I am proud to partner with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services to bring a care coordinator to my office, making it easier for local veterans to access the services they deserve,” Holden said.

Residents looking to get more information can do so by contacting The Department of Veterans Services by phone at 212-416-5250 or visit nyc.gov/vets.