Samaritan Daytop Village is nationally recognized for its work with military veterans and provides comprehensive services for today's returning male and female service members. A pioneer in veteran-specific treatment for more than 30 years, we currently administer three residential treatment facilities exclusively for veterans struggling with chemical dependency, post-traumatic stress disorder and other life challenges.
We also operate the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, which provides community-based housing assistance and support services for at-risk veterans and their families. Through funds entrusted to Samaritan Daytop Village by the federal government, and based on our experience working with veterans, the SSVF Program is an important complement to our strong set of veterans residential programs.
Drug and Alcohol Dependency Treatment for Veterans
Our treatment services for veterans are grounded in principles of trauma-informed care that reflect our understanding of the prevalence of trauma and its profound impact on all spheres of human functioning. Our treatment philosophy emphasizes safety, respect, empowerment, personal integrity, and the healing power of relationships within a community of veterans in recovery.
Staff members reinforce these by providing a range of services including group and individual counseling, relapse prevention counseling, trauma-specific therapies, primary and mental health care, vocational and employment services, family intervention, veteran benefits counseling, housing assistance and aftercare services.
Samaritan Daytop Village administers three treatment facilities exclusively for veterans:
43rd Street Veterans Program
Our 48-bed flagship treatment facility in Manhattan provides unmatched treatment for addiction and post traumatic stress disorders for male veterans.
Ed Thompson Veterans Program
Samaritan Daytop Village responded to the need for expanded services for veterans by opening this 50-bed facility for male veterans in 2006 in Richmond Hill, Queens.
Women Veterans Program
New York State's first residential treatment program dedicated to female veterans is located on the campus of our Ellenville location in upstate New York. It offers gender-specific treatment at a safe and encouraging environment for women veterans.
For more information on all of Samaritan Daytop Village’s treatment programs for drug and alcohol use, review our Frequently Asked Questions, e-mail our Admissions Department, or call Admissions at (718) 657-6195 or (855) 322-4357 (HELP).
Community-Based Support for Veterans and Their Families
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Samaritan Daytop Village’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program assists veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the SSVF program provides temporary financial assistance, housing counseling, legal service referrals, daily living services, personal financial planning and transportation services. Through a grant from the Robin Hood Foundation, we also assist men and women who served in the National Guard and Reserves and all veterans regardless of their discharge status. For more information about the SSVF Program, call (212) 586-1270.