Battle Buddy Center
We Care For Our Vets

Clear Path for Veterans

In September 2011, Clear Path for Veterans opened as a Battle Buddy Drop-In Center offering a safe haven for veterans who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury. Today, Clear Path offers a variety of support programs for veterans and their families, including: Dogs2Vets, for veterans with PTSD who wish to train their own service dog; Veteran’s Voices, a monthly educational television news segment on WSYR NewsChannel 9; Talking Circles; a Healing Room; Special Conferences and 12-Step Programs; and the Welcome Home Program.


SUNY Oswego dedicated its Battle Buddy Center on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2016. It provides a space for nearly 200 veteran students, National Guard/Reserve Students, active duty students and their dependents to study, socialize with one another, and receive services they need.

SUNY Canton dedicated its Battle Buddy Center on April 28, 2016. As one of the premier military friendly Colleges in New York State, SUNY Canton has received several military accolades, including being named a military friendly school and a military spouse friendly school.

LaGuardia Community College opened its Battle Buddy Center on November 30, 2015. LaGuardia's Office for Veteran Services advances more than 350 veterans, reservists, military personnel, and their families into the future, providing dedicated assistance in the transition from military life to academic life and on to careers.

The College of Saint Rose opened its Battle Buddy Center on November 6, 2015, NYSID's first location at a private college. Saint Rose has been named to the Military Friendly School List for five consecutive years and is committed to recognizing and building upon the diverse skills, experiences and perspectives of its veteran students.


Westchester Community College dedicated its Battle Buddy Center on April 28, 2015. This Battle Buddy Center helps Westchester Community College’s student veterans continue their education and encourages them to reach their goals of contributing to the regional economy.

Rockland Community College (RCC) dedicated its Battle Buddy Center on April 28, 2015. The Battle Buddy Center is an on-campus home for RCC’s student veterans that allows them to interact with fellow veterans, study, partake in social or recreational activities, or relax.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice opened on November 13, 2014.

SUNY Adirondack opened on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2014.

Columbia-Greene Community College’s Battle Buddy Center opened on Veterans’ Day 2013.

SUNY Ulster’s Battle Buddy Center opened on May 1, 2013.

HVCC’s Battle Buddy Center opened on November 15, 2012.