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PFC JOSEPH P. DWYER

PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Honoring the memory of PFC Joseph P. Dwyer and his legacy of service, the mission of our PFC Joseph P. 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. 

The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program 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 PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, email Program Manager Dan Arnold at darnold@vocwny.org or call 716-898-0110 ext. 118.

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Women Veterans Peer Support

 

Our Peer Support Program has many opportunities for women Veterans to connect with other women Veterans in the community. We offer many opportunities to encourage women Veteran-to-Veteran collaborative services, social activities, and community service, easing the transition from military to civilian life. Women Veterans can join us for social events like axe throwing, skydiving, manicures and pedicures, hibachi lunch outings, and a walking tour of Lily Dale to name a few. Jennifer Helie, a woman Veteran and Outreach Navigator for the Southern Tier, coordinates all Women Veteran Peer Support events. If you are interested in joining our Women Veteran Peer Support, please contact Jennifer Helie.

A national organization focusing on networking for women Veterans is WoVeN - Women Veterans Network. WoVeN provides a unique social network of women Veterans to foster connections and build relationships in local communities and across the nation. Established in 2017, WoVeN is a vibrant community for women Veterans of all eras and service branches. In addition to providing community, WoVeN strives to empower women Veterans with information, education, and resources to improve their quality of life. To learn more about WoVeN, please visit https://www.wovenwomenvets.org/.

For any questions regarding WoVeN in the Western New York area, please contact Alyssa Vasquez, Director of Community Integration at Veterans One-stop Center of WNY and member of the WoVeN Network, and National Trainer.

 

Jennifer Helie

Outreach Navigator- Southern Tier

716-507-3361

jhelie@vocwny.org

 

Alyssa Vasquez

Director of Marketing & Development

716-898-0110 ext. 108

avasquez@vocwny.org