Clear Path Announces New Hire and Expansion into Western New York

Clear Path for Veterans is expanding its Peer Program to actively serve Veterans in the Western New York region through the support of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and in partnership with Soldier On. Zachary Morlang, Clear Path’s Western New York Peer Support Manager will be working directly with local partner organizations to provide Clear Path’s Peer Mentorship Program services to Veterans, military members, and their families in that region.

Zachary Morlang is a Syracuse, New York native, and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. As a Satellite Communications Marine, he took part in numerous deployments and participated in the relief efforts for Operation Damayan in the Philippines while with the 7th Communications Battalion as well as the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.

After seeing the trends in Veteran housing issues and finding fulfillment in helping others, Morlang shifted his focus to finding work that would allow him to serve others once again. “I feel that a Veteran in need should and will be helped and a Veteran not in need should and will help those who need it”, says Morlang regarding his passion for serving other Veterans.

His search led him to Clear Path where “The commitment of the staff to their mission and acceptance shown to a new member without hesitation” is one of the things that Morlang says drew him the most to Clear Path. As the Peer Support Manager serving the Western New York region, Morlang is excited to widen Clear Path’s reach to better serves even more Veterans across New York.

Morlang lives in Rochester with his wife, 2 cats, and a very spoiled German Shepherd named Athena. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting sports cards and comics. He and his wife volunteer for the Cure for Cancer Foundation in Rochester which aims to help children and their families affected by cancer.