To help the Veterans Outreach Center serving the Greater Rochester NY region address veterans’ reintegration issues, CGR brought together 140 stakeholders in specially designed summits. Exposing veterans who had recently served in the military, family members and service providers to different perspectives, and having them work together to identify issues and craft solutions was powerful. The outcome is a “roadmap” for the community.
In a separate engagement, funding from Harris Beach law firm enabled CGR to conduct a day-long summit on veteran’s reintegration in the Syracuse area, drawing together veterans, family members, community-based and Veterans Administration-based service providers. CGR's report details local priorities, service gaps and solutions suggested collaboratively by the almost 70 participants.