Mission Critical: Veterans Resource Center. Powered by the Gitenstein Institute at Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law

About Mission Critical

Nassau County in New York State and surrounding counties (Suffolk, Queens and Kings) is home to one of the largest Veteran populations in the nation.  Existing resources are fragmented and often difficult to access, especially during the crucial period in which veterans make the transition from military to civilian life. Further, an inability to access much-needed support services has sometimes been met with devastating consequences.

With few places to go, providing coordinated care to the growing number of veterans in need is not just important – it is mission critical. We serve all veterans who have not benefited fully from strides made in employment, education, healthcare coverage, personal income, and housing.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Educational Services

Healthcare Services

Students in the Veterans Legal Clinic help veterans obtain disability (and this, often, health care) benefits and apply for discharge upgrades.

Students may:
-help veterans submit disability claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs,
-work on appeals of denied claims, and
-help veterans obtain increases in disability rating, for cases in which
increases are justified by a veteran’s service record and health status.

Students may also help veterans upgrade other-than-honorable discharges from the military so that these veterans become eligible for disability and health care benefits.

Hofstra University Continuing Education offers a broad range of courses, certificates, lectures and events to the Long Island and surrounding communities. Programs are designed for diverse audiences: adult and youth, professional and novice; for all those who are interested in challenging themselves to learn more about their world, their society and themselves.

The Saltzman Center currently provides a robust set of services that have been developed for the veteran population.  Additional services provided by Saltzman can easily be adapted to meet the needs of veterans.  These services include individual, couple’s and family therapy services, and group therapy. The Saltzman Center’s Phobia and Trauma Clinic created the Armed Services Adjustment Program specifically to meet the unique psychological needs of veterans and their families.  Speech, Language and Audiological services are also available.  The Saltzman Center will create support groups for the partners and children of veterans and active service members.

Armed Services Adjustment Program
A no-cost treatment study is currently being offered for Iraq/Afghanistan combat veterans experiencing post-deployment difficulties. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our web page.
Counseling Services
The philosophy of the Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic is to assist individuals, couples, and families as they explore and solve problems in a confidential, safe environment.
Audiological Services
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers diagnostic and treatment services to children and adults for a variety of communication disorders. All clinical services are supervised by professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold certification by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
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