Veteran Serving Organizations

Learn more about the great organizations providing services to Veterans, Service Members, and their families in the Finger Lakes! Each logo is 'clickable' and will take you to the organization's website. 

Before the Last Call

Before the Last Call is dedicated to saving the lives of American military, first responders, and their family members by partnering them with our horses and showing them the incredible healing power horses posses.

Clear Path for Veterans

Whether you’re active duty, retired, or a military-family member, Clear Path is a welcoming community where you can heal, grow, and truly become the best version of yourself. Services include:

Compeer Rochester

CompeerCORPS offers opportunities for Veterans to engage, network, and form friendships with other Veterans to help re-establish the feeling of camaraderie and build positive mental health as they transition from military service to civilian life. Their services are open to Veterans of any service era. Activities include:

and so much more!

DAV: Disabled American Veterans 

DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering Veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that Veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of Veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Eagle Star

Eagle Star Housing is a not-for-profit organization that provides Veterans a supportive place to live while they regain independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to ensuring all Veterans have a safe place to sleep at night, while maintaining a long-term goal of assisting each Veteran in their successful search for stable and affordable housing. Eagle Star Housing provides quality Transitional Housing Programs as well as Permanent Supportive Apartment Programs.

Help Base Greater Rochester

A coalition of independent organizations that provide services and support to veterans, service members and their families.

Honor Flight

We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials. Rochester, New York is one of 130 established 'hubs' in the national Honor Flight Network. We are not-for-profit, and created to honor America's Veterans for their sacrifices.

Lap  Robes for Veterans

Lap Robes for Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that creates and donates lap robes to Veterans as a thank you for their service. What started out as one lap robe at a time has grown to the production of thousands of lap robes due to the interest and support of volunteers and community donations. So many Veterans, sew little time!

Marine Corps Coordinating Council 

OUR MISSION: "taking care of our own"

Services include:

NYS Department of Veterans' Services

We assist Veterans access the benefits they earned.

One Soldier at a Time

“One Soldier At A Time” is a project to support our hidden heroes. These are the women and men you don’t hear much about. While their soldier is off protecting our country they are holding down the fort here at home. One Soldier at a Time also provides Hygiene Packages of Hope to Veterans who are homeless, impoverished, or living at VA hospitals.

Pawsitive for Heroes

Pawsitive for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) organization. The program will pay for service dog training as a result of the help we get from our sponsors. The dogs and their owners go through various courses together, properly preparing the dogs to serve those who’ve served.

Soldier On

Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to Veterans facing homelessness. Soldier On’s mission is to provide Veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own.

Stop the 22 a Day

Stop the 22 a Day raises awareness about Veteran suicide and those suffering from PTSD.

Sunny Mike Foundation

Sunny Mike Foundation empowers Veterans by elevating their minds, bodies, and spirits through vital connections and enriching experiences. 

VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System

At VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System offers a wide range of services including:

and so much more. Visit Health Services | VA Finger Lakes Health Care | Veterans Affairs for a list of available services.

Vet Center

We offer confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community. You may be eligible for Vet Center services no matter your discharge status or eligibility for VA health care. And we encourage you to contact us, even if you’re not sure if you’re eligible. If we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can.

Veterans Connect

Veterans Connect is a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce program that focuses on linking transitioning service members to employment, housing, and related services in greater Rochester. This is accomplished through a sustained effort that emphasizes employer engagement connectivity, relocation support, and family assistance. 

Veterans One-stop Center

We connect, educate and collaborate so Veterans can achieve economic success, housing stability and emotional health and wellbeing by offering a wide holistic range of social and health services, including services needed to complete transition from military to civilian life. We provide barrier-free access in the comfort of a "home base" environment that is always welcoming, affirming and responsive to the needs of Veterans and their families. Any Veteran, regardless of status, is eligible for our services.

Veterans Outreach Center

Started in 1973 by service members returning from Vietnam, Veterans Outreach Center has been a critical resource for those who have worn our nation's uniform. VOC is a homeless shelter, employment and job training center, a food bank, a clothing boutique, a fitness center, and so much more. All services are provided at no cost to veterans. Come see us at 447 South Ave in Rochester, visit or call 585-546-1081.

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free service that prepares Veterans & military Service Members to enter any educational program of their choice, from certificates all the way up to bachelor degrees. VUB aids in the college admissions process, including applying and understanding financial aid benefits, providing refresher courses, one-on-one tutoring, laptop loans, and connecting to local resources.

Warrior Salute Veteran Services

Warrior Salute Veteran Services offers all-inclusive, supportive housing services for Veterans at our Nucor House. Our program is aimed at providing a strong, supportive community to help veterans reach their personal therapeutic, social, educational and community goals. Transitional housing is open at no cost to male veterans who demonstrate the desire and motivation to benefit from all services we offer. 

WNY Heroes