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Empowering New York's Veterans: A Unified Approach

The New York State Department of Veterans’ Services operates in collaboration with several instrumental bodies to ensure comprehensive support for Veterans statewide. The Women Veterans Advisory Committee focuses on creating policies and programs tailored to meet the distinct needs of Women Veterans while providing annual progress reports. The Veterans' Suicide Prevention Temporary Task Force diligently works towards bolstering mental health services and suicide prevention strategies for Veterans. Additionally, the Veterans Employment Task Force is committed to forging employment opportunities for Veterans by bringing together diverse stakeholders from the government and private sectors. They conduct public hearings and devise initiatives to enhance veterans' access to meaningful employment. The Veterans Services Commission plays a pivotal role by advising the Commissioner on strategies to better serve New York State's Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families, thus improving the coordination of services provided statewide.