A special tribute to veterans.  

November 25, 2014

Honoring Vets Everyday


Continuing the tradition of the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, this year the SUS community participated in the largest Veterans Day Event in the nation -- America's Parade - on behalf of our Veteran Services division.

The theme for this year's parade was "Land of the Free/Home of the Brave", in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner." See pictures of SUS in the parade and learn more about how we keep support going for veterans year round. READ MORE  


A 360Approach To Veterans: Thomas' Story
For three years in his 30's,Thomas Clifford, 52, served in the U.S. Army as a Private E2 in Germany, where he guarded a nuclear and chemical weapons depot. During his time of service, Thomas became hyper vigilant and developed paranoia, which plagued him deeply for years after returning home from service. After a traumatic breakdown he sought help, but had nowhere to go so he landed in a shelter. It's stories like Thomas' that we can't ignore. Learn how SUS was able to help meet his needs and how we provide critical housing, employment and support services to 2,200 other veterans. READ MORE


Robin Hood Veterans Initiative has featured members of SUS' Veterans Services department in a seven minute documentary film about US servicemen and women struggling to return to civilian life after coming home. Physical and mental health issues, family problems and steady employment are some of the many challenges faced by veterans upon their return.  SUS Vice President of Veterans Services Brett Morash and Veterans Admin Intake Coordinator  Shawn Nixon help shed light on the challenges and what's being done to face them. WATCH
SUS Attends NAEH Awards 

SUS was proud to be a part of the team that received accolades under The New York City Continuum of Care (CoC) at the 2014 National Alliance to End Homelessness Awards, for reduction of veteran homelessness. Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Director Adam Wawrynek (first, from left) represented SUS at the ceremony. READ MORE. 

Our Collective Impact 

In a recent op-ed, Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)  explores the necessity for the "community of providers and practitioners that serve veterans and their families, to do better to channel our efforts and resources through collective impact strategies, coordinated measurement, and continuous learning, to create strong currents that will sweep our veterans and families to the shore that they seek, rather than leave them lost at sea." To help meet this goal IVMF engaged with more than 50 organizations directly serving the leading social drivers of veteran well being (employment, housing, legal, and mental health), including SUS who they call "key to the network's daily operations." READ MORE






The SUS Holiday Stocking Project offers New Yorkers an opportunity to share in the spirit of the holiday season by creating a personalized stocking filled with gifts for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS served by SUS, so that they may have a holiday filled with joy. Read More 



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Coats Direct Partnership: Coat For Coat Campaign


This winter SUS partners with Coats Direct for a campaign that will help bring coats to people who need them. For every coat you buy from Coats Direct, they will donate an unworn coat to SUS. Help give back to the community by joining the company's Polar Bear Club and donating a coat! 


Join The YLC


The SUS Young Leaders Council (YLC) is a volunteer group of young professionals who donate their time and talents to further the SUS mission.  The YLC also creates pathways for their peers in the under-40 market to become involved in philanthropy. Join today!  Contact