"Almost every time veterans have expressed gratitude even if they do not want to speak. I have had the most amazing conversations with people. Every single one of them is happy to receive the call." - Bernice, Mission: VetCheck volunteer
Mission: VetCheck is a partnership between New York Cares and DVS that leverages volunteers to make supportive check-in calls to veterans across the city. This vital outreach effort creates a crucial point of connection between veterans and their community through phone calls that provide resources and information about public services, including free meals, housing resources, employment information, and mental health services. Most importantly, this initiative creates a way for New Yorkers to express their gratitude to our veterans for their service to our country.
Please note: Mission: VetCheck should not be used to receive support in the event of a personal emergency or mental health crisis. If you are having thoughts of suicide or hurting others, or experiencing an emotional crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate assistance. You may also call the Veterans' Crisis Line at 988, then press 1, or NYC 988 by calling or texting 988.
Fill out the form below to request a check-in call for yourself or a veteran you know: