We serve veterans and active duty military throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island, New York. Whether you live in Melville or Montauk, or in Farmingdale or Freeport, Angels for Warriors is here for you.

Because of limited resources, only people who fall within certain financial need parameters qualify for free legal representation. Other Veterans and active duty military personnel qualify for low-bono attorney services offered at a deeply discounted rate.

In general, spouses and other family members don’t qualify for the vast majority of our services. We may, however, be able to offer guidance.

While Angels for Warriors does not provide direct cash or checks, we will, in conjunction with other organizations, provide food, supplies, and gift cards in certain circumstances. For instance, when a Veteran moves into a new home, our community partnerships allow us to offer them new bedding, furniture, and/or gift cards to purchase needed items.

Yes! In fact, Angels for Warriors was founded by a former medical malpractice attorney, Rogerlyn Velez, who found herself needing to advocate for her brother after he was severely injured in Afghanistan.

We will be happy to answer your Long Island Veteran’s healthcare questions.

You may also utilize the following resources:

  • VA Health Care Eligibility
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • State Veteran Affairs Office
  • CHAMPVA – VA HealthAdministrationCenter
  • Coalition Casualties Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedom
  • Institute of Medical Health of Veterans


The following veteran’s healthcare information may also be helpful:

  • Guide to Gulf War Veterans’ Health
  • Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA
  • Persian Gulf Veterans Illnesses Research 2002
  • Publications – VHA
  • War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center
  • Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D)
  • Agent Orange
  • Environmental Agents
  • Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG
  • Hepatitis C
  • National Hepatitis C Program
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Geriatrics and Extended Care
  • Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page

Every day, loneliness and disconnection cost veterans their lives. At Angels for Warriors, we’re doing our part to bridge these gaps by linking veterans with community programs that foster well-being. An AFW staff member or volunteer can also help alleviate the overwhelm, assisting Veterans and families with tasks such as paperwork, benefits applications, research, phone calls, and more.

For mental health resources, feel free to contact us, or review the following links:

  • Mental Health Program Guidelines
  • Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers
  • National Center for PTSD for Veterans – Good PTSD Resources

We provide pro-bono and low-bono attorneys, and we offer guidance. You can also review the following resources:

  • Title 38 – Veterans Benefits
  • Veterans Benefits Administration
  • Disability Examination Worksheets Index
  • Pension Program Information
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Board of Veterans’ Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission
  • Comp & Pension Rate Tables
  • GI Bill Web Site
  • Servicemen’s Group Live Insurance (SGLI)