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Looking at Gov. Cuomo’s Homeless Order a year later….

Looking at Gov. Cuomo’s Homeless Order a year later ... Author: Chris Candelaria In January of 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted an executive order which gave local law enforcement across the state the power to take homeless people off the streets and place them in shelters when temperatures go below freezing. In a short amount of time, this order has gotten both significant praise and relevant concern. This law can be beneficial to an individual that is a danger to themselves or others. This holds true in cases where there is potential drug use or mental illness. It allows people with no place to go, access to temporary shelter and warming centers during a very bitter time of the year.

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Buffalo Rising An alternative view on Panhandlers

Author: Chris Candelaria A common way we see a portrait of homelessness in our community is the “Panhandler”. Panhandlers often are found in an area with high traffic such as at a stop light, or in front of stores, restaurants, or other places of business. We see these individuals in the community when commuting to work or passing through the city. We see the sign, which draws our attention; the figure of an individual fixed in one position; as well as the face that looks like it has seen its fair share of hardships. Panhandlers are at times viewed as vagrants, nuisances, or predators preying on the good will of others.

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Editorial: Bet on U.S.

From the desk of Todd Baxter: A reflection on the means and movement to advance our veterans' future in NYS

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Military ID Card Offices in Rochester

The ID card office is located at the Rochester Reserve Center, 49 Jetview Drive, Rochester, NY. ID cards are issued 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday by appointment only.

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Hire a Veteran Credit

Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2013 (Part AA) establishes a nonrefundable credit for the hiring and employing of qualified veterans by taxpayers subject to tax under Articles 9-A, 22, 32, and 33. To qualify for the credit, the taxpayer must hire a qualified veteran on or after January 1, 2014, but before January 1, 2016. The credit may be claimed for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, but before January 1, 2017.

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Statement on Loss of RPD Officer

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. Executive Director Todd Baxter offers condolences to a community who has lost a hero.

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VOC Renews Supportive Services Program

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. of Rochester has again been selected as a leading agency of supportive services that promote housing stability with the 2014 renewal of the Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant.

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March 14th 2014
Rochester, NY- Veterans Outreach Center, Inc., the nation’s oldest independent non-profit agency serving veterans of all eras, is set to welcome new leadership to the organization with the appointment of Chief Todd Baxter as Executive Director of programs and services, effective April 2, 2014. Read More

November 22nd 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) Read More
July 2nd 2013
Rochester, NY- Veterans Outreach Center announces the launch of a campaign for donors to support and celebrate 40 years of service to the greater Rochester veteran community on your hearts and homes. Read More
May 22nd 2013
Wegmans salutes service to Rochester-area Veterans with $100,000 donation to support the services of Veterans Outreach Center.  Read More

May 22nd 2013
Dear Friends of Veterans Outreach Center,
Spring has finally sprung and we are fast approaching the warm days of summer!  Read More
May 22nd 2013
Several local organizations helped a local Boy Scout troop honor and fulfill the dream of former troop leader Mike Civiletti, who was killed by a drunken driver in 2006, by placing 5,000 flags on the graves of Rochester veterans.  Read More