VETERANS FOOD PANTRY

Beginning Tuesday June 21st our Veterans Food Pantry will be available from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at Charlotte's Table Food Pantry. 939 Johnson Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY Veterans are welcome to come every week! Entry to the pantry is at the back of the building.

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SATURDAY JUNE 11th

THE DAY OF WELLNESS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to all who attended our event on June 11th. It was a beautiful day at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and this years Day of Wellness was the best one yet. We can't wait for next year. If you didn't get to join us, hope to see you next time!

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS!

Every other Thursday!

PEER SUPPORT GROUP AT THRIVE!

The group will offer Veterans support through their addiction recovery while being able to connect with other Veterans who can relate to their experiences and struggles. Every other Thursday from 5 to 6pm. Unable to attend in person? Join in on Zoom! Meeting ID: 899 2491 6168

Learn more about Thrive Recovery Centers

Every second Sunday of the month!

PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR LGBTQI WOMEN VETERANS

On the second Sunday of every month on Zoom at 1:30PM.
Meeting ID: 834 7809 2264

Join us on Zoom!

Next Meeting: July 16th

AMERICAN LEGION MONTHLY COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Join us for our monthly community breakfast at the American Legion Post 269 in Patchogue.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 to 11AM!

Learn more about Post 269

Weekdays 9am to 7pm

FREE CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT THROUGH PROJECT HOPE

Trained crisis counselors are available via their Emotional Support Helpline, Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm. Call (631) 471-7242 ext. 1800. You can also send an email to projecthope@mhaw.org.

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JOSEPH P. DWYER VETERANS PEER SUPPORT PROJECT

Named to honor the memory of an Iraq war Untitledhero from Mount Sinai, NY, the Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project is a peer-to-peer program for Veterans facing the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Launched in 2012 as a pilot partnership between our Suffolk County United Veterans program and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, the Dwyer Project takes a confidential, one-on-one, peer-to-peer approach that has rapidly captured the attention and support of both veterans and mental health professionals statewide and across the nation.

The program has steadily demonstrated that the peer-to-peer model holds tremendous, untapped value as a tool for helping Veterans transition and reintegrate back into civilian life.


suffolk-logoThrough Suffolk County United Veterans, a program of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, we are proud to have taken a leadership role in piloting this innovative program that will soon serve as a national model for Veterans’ assistance. We are also indebted to the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency for the critical role they have played as a partner in supporting the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project.

“When I was first introduced to the Joseph Dwyer Peer Support Group is was advertised as a “PTSD” group, but it was so much more than that. It’s about coming in contact with other Veterans, learning how to deal with your own issues and becoming stronger. It is a true power to have this type of communication. My facilitators are fantastic in organizing programs and ideas for how to help each other. The group is fundamental to what we need. You get Veterans together and get them talking, they can work out their issues. This is one of the most important programs for Veterans I have ever seen. It is important to me and very much in my heart.” ~Kyle

Contact:
Marcelle Leis, CMSgt (Ret), USAF/ANG, Director of Veteran Services, Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Melanie Corinne, USMC, Project Coordinator
Nancy Tappin, Administrative Support Specialist
Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project
vetspeertopeer@suffolkcountyny.gov
(631) 853-8345

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Please note that the next page will indicate that you are making a donation to the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW). MHAW is the Dwyer Project’s parent organization. Donating via this form will ensure that your contribution will be dedicated to the Dwyer Project.

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