; Cheryl Dinolfo, County Executive

Veterans Service Agency

Contact Information

Nicholas Stefanovic



Veterans Service Agency

125 Westfall Rd.
Rochester, NY

Phone: 585 753-6040
Fax: 585 753-6602

Welcome to the Monroe County Veterans Service Agency

Veterans Helping Veterans: A Partnership of Monroe County Veterans Services Agency and CompeerCORPS

In New York, 22% of Veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or major depression. Many struggle to reintegrate into civilian life and their communities. Compounding this stress is a culture that gets in the way of asking for help. Isolation and and loneliness is often the result.

CompeerCORPS is a program of Compeer Rochester that employs the power of friendship to help Veterans. Since 2011, CompeerCORPS has supported Veterans who help fellow Veterans lead successful, productive lives.

Click here for more info on the MCVSA and CompeerCORPS partnership.

Our Mission

To educate veterans and their families about the benefits they have earned; To represent and guide them in obtaining benefits and services both through the VA and the community; To make veterans an economic force in education, employment and business development.

Our Vision

Our agency is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to veterans and their families in Monroe County.

Service Officer Representatives

The Director and staff are accredited, caring, and knowledgeable veteran service officers; as such, they are able to guide veterans and their families in submitting claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Monroe County Veteran Service Officers will help you navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, and our services are free. We will help with gathering the information necessary to support a claim, file the claim, and track the claim through the VA system. We can also assist with filing appeals for denied claims. We strongly recommend that you make use of the services provided by County Veterans Service Officers. Our expertise can help you avoid the pitfalls and delays that missing paperwork or improperly filled out claim forms can cause.

Local Events

Wreaths Across America - Saturday, December 14, 2019

“Everyone plays a part.”

Each year on National Wreaths Across America Day, millions of Americans - a third of whom are children - come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. Until three weeks ago, when joint applications filed by Harvey C. Noone Legion Post 954 and Girl Scout Troop 60487 were approved, there were no participating cemeteries in Monroe County. There are now two. One is the Creekside/St Vincent’s Cemetery in the Village of Churchville and the other is the Riga Cemetery on Route 36 just south of the Village. Buried in these cemeteries are over 375 veterans. Each year, a new theme is chosen by the national organization to help local volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in our communities. This year, the theme is “Everyone plays a part.”

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Warriors of Freedom Memorial

the Warriors of Freedom Memorial Committee has been meeting to discuss plans for the construction of a memorial in Monroe County’s Highland Park. The committee is committed to raising enough money to construct a Memorial that will recognize and honor the memory of service members from Monroe and surrounding counties, who lost their lives in US military conflicts from 1990 through our current times.

Rochester, New York is one of 100 established 'hubs' in the national Honor Flight Network.

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