The following resources and hotlines are available at no-cost to help veterans understand
their rights, protections, benefits, and accommodations:
All calls and texts are free and confidential
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Crisis Line:
Call: 988, press 1
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
Call: 988 Text: 988
NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH):
NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS):
Call: 1-877-8-HOPENY (467469)
Text: HOPENY (467369)
Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC):
NYS Defenders Association Veteran Defense Program:
NYS Department of Tax and Finance
• Information for military personnel and veterans: tax.ny.gov/pit/file/military_page.htm
• Property tax exemptions: tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/vetexempt.htm
Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Program: www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab
New York State Civil Service Credits for Veterans Program: www.cs.ny.gov
NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: Call: 800-942-6906 Text: 844-997-2121
NYS Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline: Call: 1-800-HARASS-3
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles:
Help Line: 1-888-838-7697
Services: Legal, education, employment and volunteer, financial, health care, and more.
Help Line: 1-888-469-7365
Services: Workforce and training resources, unemployment insurance, the Experience Counts program, and more.
The New York State Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request and free of charge to individuals with disabilities TTY/TDD 711 or 1-800-662-1220 (English) / 1-877-662-4886.