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Mission United

Serving Those Who Served Our Country

Mission United is a critical program of United Way of Long Island supporting US military Veterans and their families on Long Island by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life. Mission United provides funding for services and resources in job training, employment assistance and emergency financial aid.

Through Mission United, United Way of Long Island is aligning existing services and creating solutions where there are gaps in support. The need for these services is particularly significant on Long Island as we have 101,000 veterans living in our communities. Nassau and Suffolk Counties are home to 14.5% of all veterans living in New York State.




VetsBuild, a signature program of United Way of Long Island's Mission United, is dedicated to the support of veterans and their families in our community. One out of every five veterans on Long Island struggles to find a career path that will lead to financial independence. VetsBuild represents United Way of Long Island's commitment to addressing this problem by changing lives and building futures for our local heroes.

VetsBuild is currently recruiting new students. Click here for more information.


For Veterans In Need of Assistance

Veterans in need of assistance can access veteran support services and resources through 2-1-1 Long Island.  Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-888-774-7633) 7 days a week 24 hours a day for assistance. 

For Case Coordination and Emergency Aid - United Way of Long Island supports four community partners to help military personnel and veterans with case management services and emergency financial aid:

Association of Mental Health &Wellness/Suffolk County - 631.924.8088 x1503
Family Service League/Armed Forces Relief and Welfare - 631.650.2182
Mental Health Association of Nassau County/Vet2Vet - 516.489.2322 x1312
United Veterans Beacon House - 631.665.1571


Support Mission United

Support Team Mission United in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon



Mission United T-Shirt Campaign

Thank you to the individuals, companies, and unions that participated in the 2017 Mission United Veterans Day t-shirt campaign.

Mission United Month Tribute