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.Read more..
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.Read more..
From the desk of Todd Baxter: A reflection on the means and movement to advance our veterans' future in NYSRead more..
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.Read more..
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.Read more..
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. Executive Director Todd Baxter offers condolences to a community who has lost a hero.Read more..
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.Read more..
Spring has finally sprung and we are fast approaching the warm days of summer! Read More