The Town of North Hempstead’s Department of Services for the Aging (DOSA) will be allocating seven to 10 hours of weekly social work exclusively to veterans’ needs, serving the town’s approximately 1,200 veterans. The availability of a caseworker will be at no additional cost to the town and will come from reallocating hours of an already existing caseworker, according to North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, members of the town board and the Town’s Veterans Advisory Committee.
“I am confident that this new allocation of hours for a dedicated caseworker will be of great benefit to our veterans,” said Bosworth. “Our veterans have given so much to our community and our country and I am honored to be able to provide them with this service.”
This is part of the town’s ongoing effort to assist town veterans, which has included a donation drive through the Northport Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, a visit of the VA mobile van to a recent Town Funday Monday event and a mailing to homes in the town with pertinent information for vets.
To learn more about veterans services in the Town of North Hemp-stead, visit www.northhempstead ny.gov/veterans or call 311.