Livingston County is partnering with Veterans One Stop Center of Western New York to further enhance the county’s ability to engage with current and former members of the military.
Veteran Services Interim Director David Terry says the new partnership will help military members and their families.
Founded in 2013, Veterans One Stop Center of Western New York brings people, resources and organizations together to improve the quality of life for those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Military as well as their families.
The organization provides barrier-free access to services that military families need in order to successfully transition to civilian life, achieve their personal and professional goals, manage challenges at home and more.
“Through our partnership with Veterans One Stop Center of Western New York, our office will continue its mission to provide the highest level of service to our County’s veterans,” added Terry who served with honor in the United States Navy. “I’m looking forward to empowering our veterans with different activities throughout the year and providing them with any assistance they need. If veterans are passionate about an activity or event, we want to make it a possibility here in the County. This partnership will create a platform for veterans to be heard and to participate.”
Through its collaboration with Veterans One Stop Center of Western New York, the Office for Veteran’s Services will hold a meet and greet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th in Al Lorenz Park (pavilion 4) where veterans will have the opportunity to express the type of programming they’re hoping to see the County enact. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Veterans are encouraged to attend to meet Bob Wolter, a Livonia resident, who is the County’s new Peer to Peer Support Specialist.
Additionally, a Veteran’s Raft and Fishing Trip is planned for September 24th at Letchworth State Park.