May 1, 2019
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.
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.
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.
How can you help? Without the support of community members and business’ like yours, our programs would not be possible.These programs will always be free to our Veterans. However, we cannot provide them without funding. Help us continue our work in supporting our Veterans by contributing to the Center so we can keep our programs free! Your generous contribution can directly fund one of the many facets of our programs – For instance:
- A donation of $2,500 would cover all the costs for one Veteran to participate in our eight-week Wooden Boat Program, including materials, meals, and tools.
- A donation of $1,000 can send a Veteran on a four-day wilderness retreat.
- A donation of $500 helps a Veteran covers the costs of materials and career training for one Veteran.
- A donation of $250 can cover the cost of transportation for Veterans to and from the Center to be able to attend our workshops for the duration of their participation.
Please help us continue to assist our Veterans by contributing in any way that you can! All donations go directly to the program and are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to The Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration, and mail to Box 33 Shandaken, NY, 12480.
Co Founder – HVCVR