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With our nation at war, we are all involved in the healing and support of those who have returned from the front lines. We at Support Troops Network of Central New York understand how difficult the return home can be. Because of this, we provide free support services to active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families, regardless of current military status.
All of our counseling is offered free of charge and our services are available to veterans of any era. Among our staff are psychotherapists and a creative arts therapist, all of whom are experienced working with those suffering from PTSD. Non-traditional therapy is offered through a program called From the Ground Up, which is similar to the national program Horses for Heroes. We also have meditation experts available to work with you.Photo: Chris Huntley Contact us
Working with government agencies and programs can be extremely complex. We can help advocate for you in dealing with:
- The Veterans Administration
- Applying for public assistance such as Medicaid, SSI, SSD. etc.
- Custody and visitation issues
- Separation and divorce
- Certification as having PTSD
We want to work with veterans who are AWOL in helping them sort through their options. We want to work with anyone in the Service who is interested in applying for Conscientious Objector status.Photo: Chris Huntley Contact us
We will seek out and refer you to the best legal, psychological and practical resource people in helping you with any counseling and advocacy issues that fall out of our areas of expertise. We can also refer you to physical therapists, massage therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, acupuncturists, chiropractors, physicians etc.Photo: Chris Huntley Contact us
We feature an outreach program very willing to speak to any interested groups and organizations about:
- Veterans' reintegration issues including PTSD
- How we as a community need to heal together from the effects of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
- How a veteran's return affects their families and loved ones; and what would be helpful for these families.
- We are also interested in showing the film, The Ground Truth, a powerful and moving documentary made by and about veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We would follow these showings with both discussions and healing work.
We offer direct support for families and close friends of veterans including listening, organized support groups, and individual counseling.Photo: Bill Cross Contact us
DoD PDBR Update 09:
The Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act of 2008, signed by President Bush on 28 JAN 2008, provides veterans who served on active duty from Sept. 11, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2009 with an opportunity for review of the disability ratings they were... Read more