IN THE FIGHT TO HELP VETERANS, NONPROFITS FACE UNIQUE CHALLENGES


As New York City Council members stamped their approval on an $82.1 billion budget last month, a line item granting $514,000 to coordinate services for military veterans garnered little attention.

Even though the half-million-dollar allotment for the newly-minted Department of Veterans’ Services amounts to a fraction of one percent of the city’s budget, Dr. Nick Armstrong noticed. To him, the money serves as a six-figure validation of his team’s research at Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

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