Amityville, NY – In an effort to ensure that veterans in the community are receiving all of the benefits they are deserving of and entitled to, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory recently hosted his second annual Veterans Services Seminar at the East Farmingdale Fire Department.
The Nov. 17 seminar brought together county and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, advocates, veterans and their families to exchange information about how to access and manage available services, benefits and assistance. Presenters addressed a broad range of topics, including housing, financial services, education, employment, business development and legal services. Agencies networked and shared strategies amongst themselves and with the veterans in attendance.
“The importance of making sure that those who protect our country are properly taken care of when they return home cannot be overstated,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “Many veterans aren’t aware of the plethora of services that are available. Having all of these agencies together in one room was a great opportunity for them to easily connect, collaborate and ensure veterans can easily access the benefits available to them. I would like to thank all of the agencies that participated, and a special thanks to Brian Sapp of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs for helping to coordinate this event.”
On hand were representatives from various agencies including the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Farmingdale State College Small Business Development Center, Long Island Cares, Home Depot, Touro Law Center, Suffolk County Department of Labor, United Veterans Beacon House, Nassau Vet Center, Long Island State Veterans Home, Adelphi University, St. Joseph’s College, Services for the Underserved, Nassau Suffolk Law Services, and Suffolk County Community College.