CBS6: Vet2Vet program fights for funding to ensure essential resources to local veterans

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) –Senator Sue Serino is leading the fight to fund a program that ensures local veterans have access to the resources they need to thrive in their community.

With funding for the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer-to-Peer Support Program (Vet2Vet) once again left out of the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal, Senator Serino stood with veterans and a bi-partisan group of lawmakers to call on legislative leaders to fully fund the program in this year’s state budget.

“Vet2Vet saves lives,” said Senator Sue Serino. “That’s reason enough to ensure that it is funded by the state consistently.”

The Dwyer Program—named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life as a result of his struggle with PTSD— was initially launched in only four counties throughout the state in 2012…

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