For Immediate ReleaseNovember 11, 2012Media Contact: Mary Rozak
(518) 447-7040 or (518) 368-9528Adam Sopris
(518) 326-6400 or (518) 312-6775
Albany County Exec Introduces New Veteran ResourceCenter
County Partners with Soldier On to Prevent Homelessness among Vets
ALBANY, NY -
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has announced thecreation of a new Albany County Veterans Resource Center Sunday,November 11 at 2:00 pm at 55 Heritage Lane in Colonie. The center is theresult of the county
partnership with Soldier On, an organization thatprovides transitional housing and support services to veterans.
When the men and women who bravely serve our country fall on hard times,the community must step up and provide the support they ne
ed,” saidMcCoy. “It’s an honor f
or us to provide these services to those who protect
The non-profit organization Solider On has already served over 500 New Yorkand Massachusetts veterans and their families through a $1 million SupportiveServices for Veteran Family (SSVF) grant.
-private partnership created by this joint effort reinforces thereality that our veterans, from both past and current conflicts, continue toneed employment, education and psycho-social services to maintain thequality of life that we all desire for them,
said John F. Downing,