PFC. Joseph Dwyer Vet2Vet Program

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Who We Serve

This is a peer-to-peer program, regardless of discharge. We provide support services and peer counseling to all veterans of all eras without restrictions.

This veteran services project is administered through the New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health, locally through the Mental Health Association in Putnam County and the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency. This program has no restriction on discharge status or service dates.



Veterans Outreach Studio

Join us at the Veterans Outreach Studio, learning, writing, poetry, and story-telling held on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night for Veterans

Join us at our new office for changing events contacts and seminars with guests from the VA and local organizations

Movie Night

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. online for our free movie.

Pop Smoke Veteran Call-In

Connect with other veterans. Join us every Friday from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Women’s Outreach Group

Join us at the Women’s Outreach Group, every third Thursday.

As well as continuing community events: 

Veterans Appreciation Chowdown in November, The Veterans Showcase of artwork, readings and music in November. Baseball at the Renegades in Dutchess Stadium, Shakespeare at Boscobel, Kayaking lake Mahopac, Family Movie Day at a local cinema. AS WELL AS OUR EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM AT PEGASUS STABLES, THE EQUUS EFFECT.

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The Equus Effect

Resources Of Putnam County

If you find that you need assistance getting back into civilian life or help working with a fellow veteran, we’ve provided some hotlines to assist you. Learn more about the Mental Health Association In Putnam County for a full list of resources. Some supportive resources include:

  • Vet2Vet Warmline: (914) 519-8097
  • Putnam County Dwyer Office: (845) 278-VETS (8387)
  • VA Caregiver Support: (855) 260-3274
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (845) 728-2166
  • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255, Press One
  • Veterans Service Agency: (845) 808-1620
  • VA Carmel County Clinic: (845) 228-5291
  • Putnam County Crisis Line: (845) 225-1222
  • Center for Homeless Veterans: (877)-4-AID-VET
  • Vet Center of Danbury: (203) 790-4000
  • Drug Crisis in Our Backyard
  •  Play For Your Freedom
  • VA Castle Point: (845) 831-2000
  • VA Montrose: (914) 737-4400
  • Putnam Hospital: (845) 279-5711
  • Health Department: (845) 808-1390
  • Department of Social Services: (845) 808-1500
  • Sheriff’s Department: (845) 279-5711
  • In Case Of Mental Health Crisis, Please Call 911 Or the Veterans Crisis Line 1 (800) 273-8255 press 1
  • Support United for the Troops – bringing a little comfort to our troops deployed
  • The Equus Effect
  • Power Veterans