Servicing Veterans, Families, and the Community since 1979



The Veterans Service Center provides program services to assist military personnel in smoothly transitioning from active duty to civilian life. The VSC is dedicated to servicing military personnel, veterans and their families in the areas below.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs are initiatives supported by the United States Department of Labor to recruit, assess, counsel, train, and place homeless veterans into employment in all five boroughs of New York City. BVSJ places special emphasis on supportive retention of veterans and provides this service regardless of gender identity, size of family unit or criminal justice history. The project also serves veterans who are HIV+ and refers veterans to housing.

We provide and specialize in the following services:
Job Placement
Vocational Training
Resume Development
VA Benefits Counseling
Interview Attire
Transitional and Permanent Housing Placement
Transportation for Job Interviews
Employment Workshops and Job Club

For an appointment please contact:
HVRP1 Employment Specialist: (718)852-6004 Ext. 252
HVRP1 Job Coach: (718)852-6004 Ext. 269

Or email us at: [email protected]

RELEVANT LINKS: DD214 | Veterans Benefits Online Application

Incarcerated Veterans Transitional Program provides employment training, case management support and job placement to formerly incarcerated and chronically unemployed veterans at an average hourly wage of $18 per hour.
Veterans Court (Brooklyn, NY) and Veterans Residence (Brooklyn,NY) – developments that provide low-income, permanent housing for veterans and their families upon release from the NYC shelter system. Veteran residents may also be granted residence to prevent entry into the New York City shelter system.

Food Pantry Services

BVSJ Veterans Resource Center Food Pantry provides veterans and military families with necessary access to nutritional food options throughout the five boroughs. BVSJ offers pantry participants the opportunity to shop for the items they will use as we continue the fight against food poverty. These services are offered twice a month on alternating Wednesdays.

Veterans Action Group

Our Veterans Action Group is a voluntary association of veterans from various walks of life that are connected to our organization. Some are clients of our organization, others are board members, a couple are former employees and a few are community volunteers and donors to the organization. Through the Veterans Action Group, we provide the following community building initiatives entirely free of charge to members of the New York City Community.


The Veterans Action Group also leverages relationships with partners and top-notch experts to provide free educational seminars on: establishing a business, applying for a street vendor’s license, the basics of retirement planning, purchasing your first home, mental health maintenance” and completing the 2010 census form.

External Resources

Veterans Assisted Living Assessment and Benefits Search Nearby Assisted Living Options


A list of the best online colleges for veterans in the U.S. to help you find the support you need to pursue a higher education.




BVSJ is dedicated to helping individuals and communities throughout NYC rise from poverty, exit homelessness and live a healthy life.



BVSJ’s Housing Department has developed an extensive portfolio of diverse housing opportunities for veterans and marginalized New Yorkers.



The New York City Council has created a unique partnership linking labor unions, community groups and a network of respected workforce providers to mobilize efforts that will benefit job seekers, the under-employed and the unemployed New Yorkers.



In partnership with The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Program, BVSJ provides services to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, connection to VA and community resources.


Join a fundraising initiative to help veterans recover and transition into everyday life. Whether biking across the country or running a marathon, hosting a fundraiser is a great way to give back to our nation’s heroes.


Online donations are a cost-effective way to support a veteran and their families. Gifts may be made monthly or in honor/in memory of an individual or organization. We depend on your support.
“There are a lot of veterans organizations that do amazing things, but BVSJ is special because it was founded by veterans, and it has a 40-year history of providing services for us.”

Eddie Broom

United States Army