OUR MISSION: MAKE IT MATTER...ONE VETERAN AT A TIME.
Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Outreach Program of Putnam County is named in honor of Private First Class Joseph Patrick Dwyer. PFC Dwyer was an Army Medic who served in Iraq and subsequently passed away after a long battle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
This veteran services project is administered through the New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health, locally through the Mental Health Association of Putnam County and the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency. This program has no restriction on discharge status or service dates.
Created in his honor, the Dwyer Program was initially launched in the counties of Suffolk, Jefferson, Saratoga, and Rensselaer, and has since expanded to more than 16 counties in New York State. Since the program started, we have helped over 1,500 veterans from NYS who are battling PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). If you would like to get involved, please contact Putnum County Coordinator John Bourges.
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