Rockland Homes for Heroes (RH4H) is a 501c3 charitable organization (EIN# 26-4526324) that develops permanent supportive housing for honorably discharged veterans, both male and female, who are homeless, disabled, or at risk of homelessness in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.
Founded in 2009, RH4H is led exclusively by volunteers (most of them veterans) with decades of service to the local community.
RH4H has no paid staff and relies solely on members of the community to fund its ongoing work. The organization is led by a respected Board of Directors and supported by a wide range of charitable Service Partners and Volunteers.
John Allen Murphy is one of the Founders of Rockland Homes for Heroes and serves as the President & Chairman of the Board of Directors.
His career included 38 years as an Electronics Engineer in the telecommunication industry and 44 years as a Rockland County Legislator; he is a former Captain in the US Marine Corps.
In addition to his service in the USMC, John has a Community Public Service record which qualifies his role:
Retired Director, Environmental Public Health, Rockland Health Dept; 28 years of combined active/reserve duty in the US Army.
A long-time community volunteer, she has been an employee of Suez Water for the last 31 years.
Retired Rockland County Family Court Judge
Retired from Suez Water after 42 years. Received Purple Heart 1967 in Vietnam. Residing in Orange County, NY.
CEO of BRIDGES, a local nonprofit advocating for an accessible and integrated community for people with disabilities.
Retired CEO of Cal Mart Enterprises, which completed public infrastructure projects for the government along with industrial, commercial, and residential projects.
Coordinator of Judicial & Veterans Affairs at Rockland Community College.
Manager of the Homeless Veterans Program in the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System in Montrose.
Superintendent of Highways, Town of Orangetown
Loeb House, Inc. is the largest not-for-profit service provider and operator of community facilities for the mentally ill and others in Rockland County. Loeb House has been an important provider of the Office of Mental Health’s Supportive Housing Services in the County for more than 30 years and is a Community Mental Health contract agency.
RH4H enjoys a positive working relationship with VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, which covers 7 regional Counties. In particular, we have established a close working relationship with the program officer charged with overseeing homeless veterans’ needs in the region.
The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program is named in honor of Joseph P. Dwyer, a US Army Medic in the Iraq War who, in the earliest days of the invasion in 2003, was pictured cradling a wounded boy while his unit was fighting its way up the Euphrates to Baghdad. PFC Dwyer’s post-war struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulted in his untimely and tragic death in 2008.
Beginning in 2012, the Program now offers peer to peer counseling for Veterans suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and any Veteran looking to reintegrate into civilian society. BRIDGES is proud to provide these services to our veteran community in Rockland County!
Situated in the Crugers neighborhood of Montrose, New York, the Veterans Home is a 252 unit facility for senior citizens. They offer senior care in a clean and caring setting.