WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness. Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, news features, and web features, Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with valuable resources.
Veterans Coming Home: Careers On-Demand
Remembering Pearl Harbor Electronic Field Trip On-Demand
American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories Podcast Series
Veterans Day on Connections Podcast
American Veteran: Keep It Close On-Demand
The Next Mission On-Demand
Speaking Grief Documentary & Resources On-Demand
The People’s Protectors: On-Demand
Veterans Coming Home: Health On-Demand
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam On-Demand
They Were Our Fathers On-Demand
NPR Veterans’ Coverage On-Demand
StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative On-Demand
In Their Words: Songwriting with Soldiers On-Demand
Vietnam War Conversations from Connections Podcast
American War Stories: Vietnam On-Demand
Canine Soldier: The Militarization of Love On-Demand
Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th On-Demand
Four-Four-Two, F Company at War On-Demand
Historic Tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park On-Demand
Legacies of War: Coming Home On-Demand
Legacies of War: Vietnam On-Demand
Warrior Tradition On-Demand
Ice Warriors: U.S. Sled Hockey On-Demand
Sands of War On-Demand
Women Serving in War On-Demand
Veterans Connections PBS LearningMedia Collections & Military Families Resources
Local WWII Veterans Share Their Experiences on Connections Podcast
Operation Babylift Anniversary Conversation from Connections Podcast
Local Stories from Vietnam War & the Homefront on Connections Podcast
A Gathering of Heroes On-Demand
Lest We Forget: A Survivor’s Story On-Demand
Losing Iraq: On-Demand
Not Yet Begun to Fight On-Demand
PTSD and Mental Illness – After War and Right of Mind On-Demand
Scattering CJ On-Demand
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Call 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255
Blinded veterans helping blinded veterans through service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government
Serves and honors the men and women who are America’s veterans
Community support for returning vets with PTSD
CompeerCORPS is a program of Compeer Rochester that employs the power of friendship to help Veterans support one another.
Empowes disabled veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity
EquiCenter offers a variety of programs to veterans and seeks to create a welcoming community for individuals to achieve relief from some of their wounds, both seen and unseen.
Flies heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials.
Provides entitlement information and advocacy assistance to military personnel, veterans and their dependents in matters relating to veterans’ law
A not-for-profit historical society whose collection and library includes artifacts and material from all eras of the military history of the United States.
Helps veterans through the traditional college processes as well as provides a comprehensive overview of VA educational benefits.
Increases the popularity of their common interests within the community.
Fosters camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts; Serves and advocates on behalf of all veterans.
Educates, represents, and guides veterans and their families regarding the benefits they have earned
Offers support that includes: financial, career, social, physical health, mental health, disabilities.
Promotes the welfare of blinded veterans through service programs, groups and benefits.
Assists Ontario County’s veterans and their families to identify and apply for benefits
Makes application for and represents veterans, their dependents, widows and orphans for various benefits
Provides assistance to veterans, dependents, and family members on veteran’s benefits
Insures that all veterans and their dependents have access to all benefits to which they may be eligible
The Blue Star Mothers of America is a Congressionally-chartered, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting America’s military, veterans, and their families, and to foster patriotism. The Rochester, New York Blue Star Mothers Chapter 8 was founded on April 16, 2011.
Provides Medical Treatment
Offers free readjustment counseling services for veterans who recently or previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces
Engages veterans and their family members in writing their stories as a part of the American military experience.
Provides assistance and support to veterans and their families through the pursuance of veteran’s benefits and referrals to other agencies for possible assistance.
Resources and tools for military families to use address everyday challenges with young children (English/Espanol)
A collaborative of students, staff, and faculty working to address and raise awareness about moral injury.
Allows Veterans to take advantage of receiving quality health care services closer to home.
Fosters camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. Serves and advocates on behalf of all veterans.
Provides comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Veterans Service Agencies provide comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through direct service, community collaboration, and advocacy.
Educates, represents, and guides veterans and their families about the benefits and services they have earned
Veterans Connect: (Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce) Veterans Connect focuses on linking transitioning Soldiers to employment, housing, and related services in Greater Rochester through a sustained effort that emphasizes employer engagement connectivity, relocation support, and family assistance.
Maintains a strong, united voice for resolving issues of vital importance to all Vietnam-era veterans
Helps veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their families, regain their lives as happy and productive members of our community
Provides in depth counseling and follow-up service on all benefits claims for veterans, their dependents and children.