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“I was enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1980 where I trained to be an electronics technician. However, after my mother fell ill, the stress of working and being caretaker took its toll, and after my mother died, I was diagnosed with diabetes and heart problems. I lost my job and was forced to live in my truck, until I found out about The Vets Place housing and food pantry. I was connected with the VA and my health is now under control. I also enrolled in the United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild program where I completed green construction training and secured a full-time job.” ~ Bill

Suffolk County is home to more Veterans than any of the state’s 62 counties. That means we have a special responsibility to help ensure that those who have served our country receive appropriate support when it comes to securing decent affordable housing, training and employment opportunities, mental health assistance, and other necessary services.

Founded in 1989 by Vietnam War veteran John Lynch, Suffolk County United Veterans (SCUV) initially focused on meeting the housing needs of the county’s homeless Veterans. As the years passed, under Lynch’s dedicated leadership, SCUV’s mission would expand to include a broad range of support services, all dedicated to maintaining the dignity and self-sufficiency of returning Veterans.

Today, as a program of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), SCUV is even stronger, coordinating an interrelated and comprehensive set of services all aimed at integrating those who return from combat into civilian life.

Contact:
Wilkens Young, Director
Suffolk County United Veterans
The Vets Place
32 Mill Road
Yaphank, NY 11980
wyoung@scuv.org
631-924-8088

These services include:

Joseph P. Dwyer Project LEARN MORE
Eradicating Veterans Homelessness LEARN MORE
Housing LEARN MORE
Food Pantries LEARN MORE
Education and Job Training LEARN MORE
Case Management LEARN MORE
Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island LEARN MORE
Crisis Support LEARN MORE
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