For Immediate Release November 11, 2012 Media Contact: Mary Rozak – (518) 447-7040 or (518) 368-9528

Adam Sopris – (518) 326-6400 or (518) 312-6775

County Partners with Soldier On to Prevent Homelessness among Vets
ALBANY, NY - Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has announced the creation of a new Albany County Veterans Resource Center Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm at 55 Heritage Lane in Colonie. The center is the result of the county’s partnership with Soldier On, an organization that provides 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 need,” said McCoy. “It’s an honor for us to provide these services to those who protect our freedom.” The non-profit organization Solider On has already served over 500 New York and Massachusetts veterans and their families through a $1 million Supportive Services for Veteran Family (SSVF) grant. “The public-private partnership created by this joint effort reinforces the reality that our veterans, from both past and current conflicts, continue to need employment, education and psycho-social services to maintain the quality of life that we all desire for them,” said John F. Downing,

Albany County Exec Introduces New Veteran Resource Center

President/CEO of Soldier On. “As a result of Dan McCoy’s leadership and our mutual commitment, veterans in the Capital Region will soon have access to these services.” Through the Resource Center, Soldier On will provide temporary financial assistance for rent, security deposits, moving costs, childcare and emergency supplies, as well as help obtaining Veterans Administration benefits and transportation. ###