Veterans’ Resources

Joseph P. Dwyer was an Army combat medic from Mt. Sinai, New York, who became famous for an iconic photograph of him helping an Iraqi boy. Dwyer died of suicide on June 28, 2008 after returning home. The Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project was named in his honor. 

Learn more in this short video:  

Expanding the Joseph P Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project. 

A-Z Resources for Veterans and their Families 

Thank you to Rex MacQueen of the Syracuse VA, who started and shared this Resource list based on what he shares with Veterans. Whether you are a participant in the Academy of Peer Services course, Supporting Veterans and their Families, or just landed here out of curiosity, we invite you to contribute resources you know about. (They are listed A-Z and you submit your ideas to the list by adding a comment with the resource and where it is located at the end of the page). 

APPS for smart phones: 
My Health-e vet, PTSD Coach, PTSD Family Coach, VetChange, Parenting, CBT, Anger management, Women Vets (see the appstore site for a complete list) 

Boots on the Ground NY (Long Island Area) 
﷟HYPERLINK “”Peer support, food pantry, other services 

Caregiver Support Program (Syracuse) 
VA Hospital 

Choice/HealthNet (Syracuse) 
Non VA Care 
800 Irving Ave. 
Syracuse NY, 13210 

Clear Path for Veterans (Syracuse) 
— Dogs 2 Vets is a program of Clear Path 

Coaching into Care (VA) 
For family members and friends of veterans trying to get help for veterans. 

CompeerCORP (Rochester) 
Companionship, transportation, social activities 

Corporal Kyle Schneider Foundation 

Employment services 

Friends of Recovery New York 

Homeless Veterans (National Call Center) 
1-877-424-3838 (chat) 

Legal Aid Society (Syracuse) 

Liberty Pass 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) 

Non-VA Care (Syracuse) 
877-881-7618/315-425-4344 (fax) 

NYS Div. of Veterans Affairs 

Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency 

Operation Build-Up 

Operation Grateful Nation 

Order of the Purple Heart 
(Syracuse VA Purple Heart) 
Jim Echols – Regional Field Supervisor 

Pet Partners 

Regional Office (Buffalo) 


Soldier On 

Suicide Hotline (Crisis Line) 

Syracuse Vet Center 
109 Pine Street 
Syracuse, NY 13210 
Phone: (315) 478-7127 
Contact: Patricia Chase 

Veterans only food pantry (Syracuse) 

Veteran’s Resource Center (Syracuse University) 

Watertown Vet Center 
210 Court St # 20 
Watertown, NY 13601 

(Thank you to Rex MacQueen in the Syracuse VA for the initial entries to this Resource file!)