KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

VETERAN PEER MENTOR TRAINING SERIES

Thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Foundation, we are ready to launch our Veteran Peer Mentor training series. The training is being offered to our stakeholders working within the Veteran community free of charge.

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**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE**

Long Island is still in Phase 4. Social Distancing measures are still in place. Wear masks when staying six feet apart from others is not possible. If you have traveled to a hot spot state, you must quarantine for 14 days upon returning to NY.
We do not have a reopening date for our groups, but will update as soon as we have details.

DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE

The hotline provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to those experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human caused disaster. CALL 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

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OUR 2019 ANNUAL REPORT!

We're proud to present our 2019 Annual Report. The report highlights the number of veterans and family members served in our County as well as the many outreach opportunities we have explored to expand our reach in the community.

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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.

 

“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 

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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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