Boots on the Ground Veterans Group Growing

bothgnyAvailable Programs at the VAC for Veterans and Tuesday Groups (BOTGNY) adds Tim Harten to leadership team

Tim is a Navy Veteran who was deployed during OIF as a corpsman (pysch tech). He set up and ran a psych clinic at Camp Buehering in Kuwait. He was also a stationed at Camp Arifjan. Tim has over 18 years as a first responder serving as a EMT with the FDNY and as a Volunteer firefighter on Long island. Tim will be our group coordinator at the VAC.

Come down and meet Tim on December 10th & December 17th Tuesday night at 1900 -2100 hrs. for open house style chat. Coffee, refreshments and snacks will be and are always available. Our services are for Veterans of all era, all ages, all branches. The equipment might have been different but the experiences and nightmares are all the same. The doors at the VAC will also be open on Christmas Eve from 1900. The group meeting will formalize the first Tuesday in January with other days and times added.

This is for Veterans only, and the first round of groups are aimed for Veterans still coping with their experiences of Combat & Deployments. Participation at the VAC is confidential, there is no paperwork and no fee’s.

The VAC (Veterans Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road Unit A-4 Ronkonkoma NY 11779 Tel# 631-615-2200. The VAC is manned presently Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 1900-2130 hours and Saturdays from 0900-1600. Sunday & Friday evenings beginning soon as well. We are looking to also be available late mornings on certain weekdays for coffee and a bagel.

The VAC offers a private group meeting room, computer resource area, full pantry, TV & video game lounge area as well as a boot camp style fitness program when the weather warms. Holistic therapy will be soon offered and we have caseworkers available by appointment for domestic and one on one individual needs.

We are always looking for Veteran & first responder volunteers for our Saturday Veteran Support Programs. Saturdays we venture out into the community assisting Veterans and families that have come across hard times. The days mission can be anything from delivering furniture to a recently housed family that may have been residing at a shelter, food to an elderly Veteran, packing and shipping care packages to the Troops on the front line or just helping a fellow Veteran or Military family with a task.

For more info please email [email protected]

We look forward to meeting you at the VAC.
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