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Erie/Niagara County Upcoming Events

  • Game Night
    Game Night
    Tue, Jun 18
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Doc's Archery
    Doc's Archery
    Wed, Jun 19
    Doc's Archery
    Jun 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Doc's Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, USA
  • Healthy Cooking with Buffalo Go Green
    Healthy Cooking with Buffalo Go Green
    Thu, Jun 20
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Family Day at the JCC
    Family Day at the JCC
    Sat, Jun 22
    JCC
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    JCC, 2640 N Forest Rd, Getzville, NY 14068, USA
  • Coffee Chat
    Coffee Chat
    Mon, Jun 24
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 1255 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Photo Club
    Photo Club
    Mon, Jun 24
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Whittling Club
    Whittling Club
    Wed, Jun 26
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Dungeons and Dragons
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Wed, Jun 26
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Art Expressions
    Art Expressions
    Thu, Jun 27
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Art Expressions
    Art Expressions
    Thu, Jun 27
    Veterans One-stop Center
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Veterans One-stop Center, 100 Gelston St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
  • Bowling
    Bowling
    Fri, Jun 28
    Classic Lanes
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Classic Lanes, 1840 Military Rd, Kenmore, NY 14217, USA
  • Hiking
    Hiking
    Sat, Jun 29
    Lytele Nature Preserve
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lytele Nature Preserve, 6637 N Canal Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, USA
  • Family Fishing Day
    Family Fishing Day
    Sat, Jul 13
    Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Orchard Ridge Rd, Medina, NY 14103, USA
  • 12-County Veteran & Family Picnic
    12-County Veteran & Family Picnic
    Sat, Jul 20
    Shawmut Park
    Jul 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Shawmut Park, Hornell, NY 14843, USA
  • Veteran Camping Trip
    Veteran Camping Trip
    Thu, Sep 12
    Hector, NY
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – Sep 14, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Hector, NY, Hector, NY 14841, USA

Peer Support Specialist

Chad Miller
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As a 16-year Air Force Veteran, I bring a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to serving my fellow Veterans as a Peer Support Specialist at the Veteran One-stop Center. Originally hailing from Southern Ohio, I have proudly called Clarence, NY, my home since 2012.

Over the past 5 years, I have been actively involved in various Veteran organizations, dedicating my time to making a positive impact in the lives of my comrades. My passion lies in utilizing outdoor recreational therapy to support and uplift fellow Veterans, providing them with meaningful experiences that contribute to their overall well-being.

Having navigated the challenges of military life, I understand the unique struggles that Veterans face upon returning to civilian life. As a Peer Support Specialist, I am committed to creating a supportive and understanding environment for my fellow Veterans, drawing upon my own experiences to offer guidance, empathy, and encouragement.

I am honored to be part of the Veteran One-stop Center, where I can continue my mission of assisting Veterans on their journey to health and resilience. My dedication to the Veteran community is fueled by a genuine desire to make a positive impact, and I look forward to contributing to the well-being of my fellow Veterans through the valuable services provided by the Center.

Peer Support Specialist

Rick Ammerman

Rick Ammerman, NYSCPS-P,  is a dedicated Peer Support Specialist certified in New York State.  A proud Air Force Veteran, he is committed to empowering and assisting Veterans. Rick draws on his professional training and his personal journey of recovery from alcoholism and trauma to provide empathetic guidance and foster a supportive sense of community for his fellow Vets. Rick is passionate about promoting their resilience and wellness. 

Peer Support Specialist

Kayla Petteway

Having dedicated over a decade of her life to the United States Navy, serving 11 years active duty, ​she is a beacon of resilience and service.  Kayla transitioned to a new mission: supporting her fellow Veterans in their journey back to civilian life. Drawing upon her own experiences and understanding of the unique challenges faced by those who have served, she became a Peer Support Specialist at the Veterans One-stop Center. In this role, Kayla provides guidance, encouragement, and friendship to her fellow Veterans as they navigate the complexities of life after the military. With her compassionate heart and unwavering dedication, Kayla continues to serve her country and her comrades in a different capacity, ensuring that no Veteran is left behind. 

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