BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - A program for underserved military veterans in Steuben County is set to begin soon.

On Wednesday, the county legislature approved the service, which according to the county, is designed for veterans to engage with each other through social activities.

Funding for the service is through the Joseph Dwyer Peer Support Fund.

A combat medic in the U.S.Army 3rd Infantry Division, Dwyer enlisted after the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11th, 2001.

He died on June 28, 2008 after taking prescription pills and inhaling fumes from a computer cleaner aerosol.

The program aims to help vets build trust-based relationships with others vets, and grow peer support. Chemung and Tioga counties already have similar programs up and running.

"Our hope is that through this program we continue to embrace the military value of never leaving a fallen comrade," county Veterans Services Agency Director Gary Smith said. "If our veterans need help, they have a community they can count on and trust."

For more information, call the Steuben County Veterans Services Agency at (607) 664-2527.