Veterans' Services, Department of (DVS)


Established by Local Law 113, in December 2015, the Department of Veterans' Services is dedicated to improving the lives of New York City veterans and their families. Marshaling the collective resources of the City of New York, the Department strives to ensure that all veterans have permanent housing and access to the support services needed to find and maintain their home; Implement the VetsThriveNYC integrative health model to foster the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of veterans and their families; expand education and career opportunities for veterans through a rapidly growing network of City, public, private, and non-profit partners; and provide the human and technological infrastructure for veterans and their families to gain City-wide access to benefits, resources and care through VetConnectNYC, a coordinated service network.



Formerly the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOVA)


  1 Centre St., Ste 2208 New York, NY 10007    Map this

Contact Numbers


Commissioner - Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hendon
U.S. Army Reserve.
Appointed Oct 4, 2019
Deputy Commissioner - Glenda Y. Villareal
(646) 891-9101
Chief of Staff - Cassandra Alvarez
(646) 891-8637
General Counsel & ACCO - Glenda Y. Villareal
(646) 891-9101
Press Secretary - Charles Rivera
(646) 740-7296
Chief Information Officer - Emily Jagroop
(646) 889-4181