How do we do this? The Center offers programs that serve every aspect of the facilitation back into civilian life for a veteran – such as our career/employment transition programs, financial literacy strategies, classes in social reintegration, substance abuse assistance, and our integrative mental health programs, all of which are free to any participant. Our Center encompasses peer-to-peer programs such as our Wooden Boat Workshop, which allows soldiers to work together to build kayaks in our Center’s wood shop, where the kayaks serve as a tool to heal through focus and creativity in a welcome and open environment.
The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration works to empower our military men and women to live successful, fulfilling lives. The mission of the Center is to provide support for both our current military personnel while they are back home and our veterans by assisting them with their transition back into civilian life. We do our work through supporting the well-being of Veterans through purpose, dignity, and respect. The Center works to not only enhance the quality of life for our military veterans, but to give them the programs and services they need to thrive in the communities they work so hard to preserve through their military service.
Our Center’s environment replicates the positive aspects of the military community, through occupational therapy, camaraderie, fellowship and peer-to-peer support. No matter the Veteran’s situation, they are home-we do not judge, we accept. Wherever possible, we assist. No conversation is taboo if it helps heal. We have worked with combat Veterans, physically and psychologically injured, addicts, alcoholics, and the homeless. Our main goal is to work together to enhance the quality of life for our Veterans.