Honoring the memory of PFC Joseph P. Dwyer and his legacy of service, the mission of our We are Dwyer Peer Support Program is to empower veterans and their family members to find passion, purpose and hope as they transition from military to civilian life.
We Are Dwyer brings United States Armed Forces veterans, service members and their families together through veteran-to-veteran collaborative services, social activities, and community service, easing the transition from military to civilian life.
This program is supported by the New York State Senate as well as the Erie County Department of Veterans Services, the Niagara County Department of Veterans Services, the Erie County Department of Mental Health and the Niagara County Department of Mental Health.
If you are interested in joining We are Dwyer, email Alyssa, Programs Manager, at WeAreDwyer@vocwny.org
or call 716-898-0110 ext. 108.
Please visit our events calendar for dates and times of all We are Dwyer activities listed below.
A full list of our events can be found by clicking here.
Through the Vets AK program, the Albright Knox invites veterans and their families to a monthly fun-filled afternoon beginning with a tour of the museum followed by a hands-on art experience facilitated by Access AK staff. The sessions are two hours and free of charge. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
Creative Expression Music & Art Group
In partnership with the Buffalo Vets Center, this group meets twice a month at the Buffalo location. Vets are encouraged to express themselves through music, art and lyrics to tell their story and share experiences. No musical or artistic talent required.
Veteran Equine Therapy
Held monthly, we offer a therapeutic program that includes grooming, feeding, walking and bonding with therapy horses as well as volunteer opportunities such as cleaning stalls and loading hay.