FAQs

Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Is NYC Veterans Alliance chartered as a veteran service organization ("VSO"), or are you a government agency?

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Neither! We're a nonprofit community organization and we speak for our membership, most of whom are veterans--but we also include family members and civilian allies among our membership ranks. We are not a government organization; we rely on the donations of our members and supporters to advocate, inform, connect, and empower veterans & families in NYC! 

How can I submit an event to be publicized on OurVeterans.NYC?

A:

Send an email to ourveterans@nycveteransalliance.org with complete details regarding who is offering the event, what the event is, when it will be, where it will take place, and why it will be held. Include a registration link, if necessary, and a point of contact (with phone/email address) so users will know whom to contact if they have questions.

How can an organization donate tickets for a show or event to the veterans you reach?

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We appreciate the generosity of the many production companies who reach out to us. We are unable, however, to manage the many kind offers we receive. Please consider donating tickets to Vet Tix, a clearinghouse where veterans know they can reach out based on their availability for special deals and offers for events to attend in their local area (including NYC). If you'd simply like us to publicize your event to veterans & families, please send information to ourveterans@nycveteransalliance.org. 

Where can I find help with affordable housing?

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We do not provide direct services, but we do want you to get the answers you need. Take a look at our Affordable Apartment Primer for a information on where you can apply for apartments and get help. If you want to talk directly with someone who can help you as a veteran or family member, go to VetConnectNYC or call 1-833-838-7692.

Can you put my film / media project in touch with veterans and/or family members with a specific physical, medical, or social condition to tell their story via media?

A:

We receive many requests and "casting calls" for veterans, military members, and their family members for specific film, television, and other media projects, often specifying specific illnesses, disabilities, or other conditions in these requests. We do not offer separate communications to members or our email list for these opportunities.

We will consider posting opportunities for veterans, military members, and their family members on our Bulletin Board if the request meets all of the following criteria: (1) Media project proposes to treat veteran/military/family content in a respectful manner; (2) All individuals devoting time to the project will receive union-equivalent compensation for their time, regardless of whether filmed/taped material is used in the final media product; (3) Individuals will be fully advised on how media using their image and/or story will be utilized; (4) A name, phone number, and email address are included for the project's point of contact.

Please contact Adrienne@nycveteransalliance.org with requests that meet the above specifications.