David J. Shenk, Director

David J. Shenk, Director

Our mission is to inform veterans, current service members, and their families of the many federal, state, and local benefits that they may be eligible for. Through community involvement, the office will remain a strong force in Erie County by working collaboratively with local veteran organizations and the veteran community to foster relationships and increase awareness with veterans and their families.

What's Happening in Veterans Service Agency

Many housing units built before 1978 have lead based paint. To ensure that all work is done using lead safe work practices, landlords, property managers, & contractors are required to be certified by the EPA.


Erie County Health Department is holding a Lead Safety for...

ECVSA Director, David Shenk attended the National Salute to Veteran Patients at VA WNY Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo.

Valentine's Day cards made by local students & US Flags were distributed to inpatients.

Annually observed for the past 71 years during the...


ECVSA Director, David Shenk and the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Committee delivered bags containing a book of local veteran services, hygiene items, and reusable cups to Buffalo VA Hospital inpatients.



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Phone: (716) 858-6363

Veterans Service Agency
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, New York 14202