Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Program of Rensselaer County

Many veterans are often reluctant to speak with anyone who is unable to understand the mental and physical challenges they face daily.

Trained to keep doubts and vulnerabilities to themselves, veterans are hesitant to discuss issues such as mental health, relationships with family and friends and barriers to regain sustainability. This can lead to a destructive and devastating journey when they arrive back home; including substance use, domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, chronic unemployment and suicide.

The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Program of Rensselaer County provides non-clinical support by veterans to veterans.

PFC Joseph P. Dwyer
The Soldier: PFC Joseph P. Dwyer
Started in 2012, the Dwyer Program now offers peer-to-peer counseling for veterans suffering from PTSD or TBI and any veteran looking to reintegrate into civilian society.
Veteran Peer Mentors pose outside
The Dwyer Program’s veteran peer mentors are trained in military behavioral health and they personally understand the effects of PTSD, TBI and the challenges of reintegrating into civilian society.
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Dan Wargo
“In the Armed Services we are taught to have each other’s backs, and that is what we will continue to do here at Hudson Valley’s VET-ROC.”

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Daniel Wargo
Coordinator, Veteran Resource and Outreach Center
Siek Campus Center, Room 164