1 Liberty St, New York, NY 10006, United States, New York, New York 10006
The Veteran Advocacy Project provides free legal services to low-income veterans and their families, with a focus on those living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and substance use issues. Most of our nation’s servicemembers make a successful transition back to civilian life, but it is not always easy. The VA’s records indicate that 20 veterans die by suicide each day. An estimated 20% of our troops come home with Post Traumatic Stress and countless veterans struggle with Traumatic Brain Injuries, depression, and substance dependency. When these individuals face legal challenges, such as eviction or an improper termination of benefits, it increases the risk that they will fall further into illness, become homeless, or die by suicide. The Veteran Advocacy Project intervenes before veterans reach the breaking point by ensuring their access to housing, health care, and income. We are partnered with VA hospitals, mental health clinics, and community groups to reach veterans where they are. While our attorneys tackle the legal challenges, our advocates ensure that our clients are connected to appropriate social services. With a dedicated team, the project allows veterans and their families to achieve the stability needed to regain their health and rebuild their lives.