​​​​​Peer to Peer



Veteran Retreats

The Hudson Valley is home to one of New York's largest Veteran populations, outside of NYC. 

HVVA is running outreach operations from Greene and Columbia Counties, down to Westchester and Rockland counties.

Outreach operations consist of members establishing connections with all VFW's, Legions, Veteran organizations, OIF/OEF case managers at the VA, etc. to help understand the very nature of what's plaguing our Veterans. By having these strong working relationships established, we aim to connect each Veteran to the appropriate agency according to their needs while guiding them to additional available resources. By doing this we work to bridge the gaps in information between the Veteran community and the services available to them. If you are a Veteran, don't be afraid to ask for help! There's zero judgement!

The Hudson Valley has some of the best, world renowned outdoor adventures. Based in Poughkeepsie NY, with members actively involved in the SUNY Dutchess Veterans Club and connected to most regional college Veteran clubs, we like to get out and do whatever seems fun. Bringing Vets together in groups and going on adventures is a great way to get away from what ever issues a Veteran is dealing with. This is also a great way to connect and bond to help each other out in time of need. "One Team, One Fight" means we stick together and help each other, no matter what the issue is! We are also in the work for weekend adventures and camping trips! 

Check daily for upcoming adventures! 

Members of The Alliance understand very well the hardships of civilian

life and the transitional issues Veterans face when they leave the service. Home ownership and medical expenses are especially challenging to our  community.

HVVA has helped many Veterans in time of need. From motorized wheel chair donations, to helping a Veteran move into a new home after losing his home to a fire, to hot water heater installation, we get our hands dirty to do the work that needs to be done! The Alliance understands what it truly means to serve your nation. "One Team, One Fight" means the mission never ends, and we are always going to be there to lend a helping hand to the ones who answered the call! 

Benevolent ​Assistance

HVVA is proud to partner with the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Foundation. A Peer to Peer mentorship program is focused on helping reduce the negative impact that trauma has on social, occupational, and family life.

*Please note: This is not a psychological evaluation, diagnosis or counseling program, or to obtain VA benefits or ratings.*

This is a group program run by Veterans, who understand very well the issues plaguing our community. We maintain a judgement free environment and confidentiality is utmost important to our organization. We will soon be holding monthly meetings throughout Dutchess county, and will be passing info regarding all Peer to Peer programs throughout the Hudson Valley. So please check daily for updates! 

​​​Hudson Valley Veterans Alliance