Saturday June 1, 2019

Day of Wellness Registration is OPEN!

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Center Moriches

FREE for Veterans and their Families!


Senator Sue Serino seeks to preserve Dwyer funding.

Since its inception, this program has empowered countless NY veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI and other mental health challenges. The State Senate has always been the legislative body to fund this critically important program in the State Budget.

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2017 Annual Report

We are proud to present our 5th Annual Report of the Joseph Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project. We look forward to another amazing year supporting Suffolk County's Veterans.

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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.


“During my four years of service in the U.S. Marines, including two deployments in Iraq, I was shot by a sniper and received a Purple Heart award. The Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Project was critical in assisting me with post-service transition issues. They gave me an understanding of life after the military and helped me to regain personal stability. I became able to effectively apply my military skills into civilian life. In 2014 I came full circle and was hired to be a Peer Mentor with the Dwyer Project, facilitating a support group at the Sag Harbor site.” ~ Roger

Make a Donation

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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