Veterans Programs

United Veterans Beacon House is committed to providing a fresh start and an opportunity for growth to those who have bravely served our country. Beacon House manages 42 residential programs throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Services include health care, job training and placement, and assistance with linkage to well-earned financial benefits. The organization’s mission is to help veterans regain their self-worth and empower them with the tools necessary to rejoin their communities as independent and productive citizens.

United Verterans Beacon House
United Verterans Beacon House
United Verterans Beacon House


Funded by United Way of Long Island

This program supports United States military veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life.

Services include:
• Case Management to assist military personnel and their families in securing eligible services

• Employment Assistance to provide job counseling and placement assistance for Veterans returning to the workforce

• Emergency Financial Assistance which includes housing assistance, utility payments, transportation, vehicle repair, emergency home repairs and accessibility modifications for Veterans with physical disabilities

in partnership with United Way of Long Island

This initiative, located at United Way’s E3 SmartBuild Training Center (a state-of-the art facility equipped with the latest technology and equipment), provides program participants with hands-on training in green construction and facility maintenance, an emerging field with employment opportunities.

Free services include:
• OSHA 10
• OSHA 30
• Building Science Principals (BSP)
• Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification
• Gas Pro
• Certified Residential Thermographer
• Information Technology: Ones & Zeros. And now both?
• Workforce Readiness
• Financial Literacy

For assistance contact:
Deanna, Vetsbuild Case Manager

H.V.R.P. —
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

Funded by NYS Department of Labor

Provides free job training, retraining, job placement and case management to homeless Veterans, enabling them to prepare for and obtain sustainable employment.

Services include:
• Job search assistance
• Job placement assistance
• Resume preparation
• Job interview preparation
• Clothing for interviews
• School preparation & selection
• Referrals to funding sources for education

For assistance contact:
Lou, HVRP Case Manager

Housing Assistance Programs

Services provided under the banner of Housing Assistance Programs include housing for veteran families and individuals (male, veteran and non-veteran) suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues; supportive housing for women with substance abuse issues; emergency shelters; and permanent housing for adults living with HIV/AIDS.

UVBH Housing

Grant & Per Diem
Offers transitional housing to homeless veterans

Supportive Permanent Housing
Housing programs available to low income veteran families, male veterans
& male non-veterans who suffer from substance abuse and/or mental illness

Supportive Housing for Women
Offers supportive transitional housing to veteran and non-veteran
females with substance abuse issues

Emergency Shelters
Provides shelter and supportive services to families with children; shelter
and supportive services to male veterans

HOPWA Housing
Offers supportive permanent housing to adult men & women living with HIV/AIDS

Supportive Services

Beacon House offers numerous services designed to assist veterans – and non veterans – with their day-to-day needs as they journey on the road to independence. These services are designed to help  facilitate the transition from reliance to self-sufficiency.


Each resident is assigned a Case Manager. The Case Manager is responsible for assessment, service-plan development, and coordination and implementation of all services. In addition, the case managers connect resident Veterans to qualifying entitlements, such as Social Security, Disability and/or Service Connected Benefits.


UVBH provides valuable training and support in resume writing, job readiness workshops, job search and interview skills to homeless Veterans and those returning from active duty in current military efforts. Our goal is to assist this population in securing sustainable employment, providing the tools necessary to become independent and self-sufficient. UVBH does this through the HVRP program and the Military Family Initiatives Program.


A professional team of Case Managers and Clinicians qualified to respond to and handle any crisis situation at a UVBH residence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Beacon House provides its residents with transportation to and from all medical appointments, emotional counseling visits and job training and educational classes.


Located at our headquarters in Bay Shore, the thrift store provides our residents, and those in need in the community, with vouchers for clothing, furniture and household items. For assistance, please contact our office @ 631-665-1571. Make a donation.


Our main pantry is located at our headquarters in Bay Shore, available Mon/Wed/Sat 10am-2pm. This pantry supplies both residents and nonresidents with food and toiletries. In addition to our main food pantry we have satellite pantries in each of our residential locations. For assistance or food emergencies, please contact our office @ 631-665-1571.

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United Veterans Beacon House provides additional, supplemental services from its own general fund, supported through generous donations from its corporate and individual supporters.

Some of the programs supported directly by Beacon House include:
• Holiday assistance
• Transportation
• Car donations, repairs/registration
• Moving assistance into permanent housing (vans/trucks and personnel to assist
with a move)
• Recreational activities, including BBQs, fishing trips, sporting events, etc.

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in partnership with United Way of Long Island

Basic training in the building sciences of home performance and weatherization in the green industry field.

• A 10-hour entry level OSHA certification training

• Introduction to construction site math, tools and blueprints

• Trainings held at United Way’s E3 SmartBuild Training Center (Energy/Efficiency/Education) in Deer Park, a state of the art facility equipped with the latest technology

• Trips to home construction site, time/conditions permitting

• Course includes sessions on social media skills, financial literacy, workforce
readiness, resume and job search techniques

VetsBuild graduates who intend to work in the Green Construction/Energy field will have an opportunity to apply for subsequent advanced certification classes. Application, interview and staff approval required.

• Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification: Energy auditor training that includescombustion safety, blower door testing and energy analysis

• Gas Pro: Comprehensive training on how to become a skilled technician working with natural gas and natural gas appliances. 14-week course. Exam required for certification

• OSHA 30 for project management careers