Welcome to clear path

You found your place.

Welcome to clear path

You found your place.

Welcome to clear path

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THE NEED

Finding your place is more than just a physical structure or specific coordinates. It's about a deep sense of real belonging.

Whether you’re active duty, retired, or a military-family member, Clear Path is a welcoming community where you can heal, grow, and truly become the best version of yourself.

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Volunteer Open House

Oct 20

Volunteering at Clear Path is a great way to build skills, take a leadership role, and make new friends in the process.

Two male chefs at Clear Path stand smiling in front of the Mobile Canteen Meal vehicle trailer.

Retirement and Financial Planning

November 2

Learn about best practices and the first steps to take when planning your future.

Two male chefs at Clear Path stand smiling in front of the Mobile Canteen Meal vehicle trailer.

Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

Oct 11 - NOV 11

Enjoy delicious pies freshly baked by the Clear Path Culinary team this Thanksgiving.

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Red White + Blue BBQ

Red White + Blue BBQ

June 15, 2024

Kick off your summer with an evening of tasty food, fantastic company, live music, and fun while supporting our programs. Tickets available at the door.

Clear Path for Veterans recognized with Syracuse VA and NAMI Syracuse

Clear Path for Veterans recognized with Syracuse VA and NAMI Syracuse

“The Syracuse VA is very fortunate to have community partners like Clear Path for Veterans, NAMI and other local Syracuse group who are willing to focus programming in the evenings when families can come together. We are committed to the recovery of veterans with mental health issues and support their families as they are critical to recovery effort”, said Mark Murdock, Director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center.

Listen to Episode 6 of CNY Heroes featuring Ryan Woodruff of the Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program

Listen to Episode 6 of CNY Heroes featuring Ryan Woodruff of the Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program

In this episode of CNY Heroes, Host Dan Cummings talks with Ryan Woodruff, National Director of Canine Programs for the Chittenango based Clear Path for Veterans.

Two male chefs at Clear Path stand smiling in front of the Mobile Canteen Meal vehicle trailer.

Retirement and Financial Planning

November 2

Learn about best practices and the first steps to take when planning your future.

Two male chefs at Clear Path stand smiling in front of the Mobile Canteen Meal vehicle trailer.

Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

Oct 11 - NOV 11

Enjoy delicious pies freshly baked by the Clear Path Culinary team this Thanksgiving.

the need

The greatest challenges are often the ones you can't see.

Going from military to civilian life is a personal journey. Every veteran faces their own hurdles, whether it's finding a job, accessing healthcare, or overcoming trauma.

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Canine support program

Resilience comes with a wagging tail.

Service dogs work wonders, offering comfort and unwavering support to veterans, truly transforming their lives.

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Culinary programS

Where there’s food, there’s friendship.

Whether you’re cooking the meal or enjoying it, there’s so much to savor when you’re gathered around the table.

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ALL Programs

Connect. Restore. Grow.

Clear Path is all about putting your healing and happiness first, no matter what that looks like for you and your family. Check out our programs and find your place.

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testimonials

Our veterans say it best.

For me personally, I really did find that sense of community that has been missing for the last decade of my life.

Brian
US Army | 1996–2003

I have a safe place to come to. I can talk to people here without any judgment.

John
US Marine Corps | 1976–1978

To walk through the doors at any Clear Path location, a veteran crosses almost a physical boundary where they’ve entered their community.

Lars
US Army | 2004–2010

This is the new mission.

Norm
US Air Force | 1968–1972

Clear Path is the best place on earth for veterans to gather with each other and their families. There is so much love and concern for each other. We will definitely return to this beautiful place.

BONNIE
Spouse of a veteran

Clear Path sucks the hate right out of you.

John
US Army National Guard
US Army Reserves | 1984–2004

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