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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 appropriate affordable housing, medical and mental health assistance, and other necessary supportive services.

Founded in 1989 by a Vietnam War veteran, Suffolk County United Veterans (SCUV) initially focused on meeting the housing needs of the county’s homeless Veterans. As the years passed, 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:
Marcelle Leis, Director of Veteran Services
Suffolk County United Veterans

2040 Ocean Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
mleis@mhaw.org
(631) 946-0147

These services include:

Joseph P. Dwyer Project LEARN MORE
Eradicating Veterans Homelessness LEARN MORE
Housing LEARN MORE
Food Pantry LEARN MORE
Veteran Community Resources LEARN MORE
Case Management LEARN MORE
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