On Friday, November 22, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Michele Ovesey and members of DHS' Executive Staff hosted a special breakfast to honor veterans and reservists, who are currently employed by the agency.
During her remarks, the Commissioner spoke about the powerful partnerships between DHS, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), and non-profit providers in providing homeless veterans with the services they need to obtain permanent housing and remain stably housed in the community.
MOVA Deputy Commissioner Clarice Joynes was also on-hand, offering a wealth of valuable information about various veterans' benefits that are available to City employees. She also presented an impressive agency overview, speaking to the significant contributions that MOVA makes on a daily basis.
"I salute you for your awesome dedication to public service - your service to our country, your service to the City of New York, and your service to helping the most vulnerable among us," Commissioner Ovesey told the group. "A million thanks to each and every one of you."
Each year, the breakfast aims to recognize and thank the dedication and talents of veterans on staff at DHS. The agency once again would like to extend its most sincere appreciation for the service of these individuals, who continue to demonstrate commitment to both our nation and our great City.