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About US

York County Veterans Outreach assists veterans and their families, to identify and access resources, services, and programs to meet their short- and long-term goals.

Image Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden Featuring Board Chair Susan P. Byrnes R.N.

This nation will remain the land of the free

only so long as it is the home of the brave.

- Elmer Davis

A Message from Co-Founder & Board Chair, Susan P. Byrnes R.N.

Our Mission
Video Created by Jack Herrington, Age 14
While Attending Dallastown Middle School

YCVO 2024 Board of Directors

(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Kevin Smyers (ex officio and Deputy Director of York County Department of Veterans Affairs), Tyler Chronister (YCVO Secretary), Bruce Bartz (Founder Bartz Brigaide), Gary Owen, Kristy Bixler (Vice Chair), Ret. Brig. Gen. Gerald Otterbein, Kevin J. Eck (YCVO Past Chair), William Fallon (Founder of the YORKVET Network), Susan P. Byrnes R.N. (Co-Founder & Board Chair), Kathreen M. Sibol, Gary LaTulippe (Veterans Court)

Not Pictured

Johnathon Heller (YCVO Treasurer), Andrew Herrold, Chick Renn & Cassandra Storm (YCVO Administrator)

The YORKVET Network

The YORKVET Network is a group of organizations in York County that support York County veterans and their families.  This is a free group to join which meets quarterly and remains in communication between meetings via email to meet the immediate needs and assist the goals of York County Veterans and their families.  The group's founder and leader is Bill Fallon, Veteran Specialist for Career Link and a member of the York County Veterans Outreach Board of Directors along with the support of York County Veterans Affairs Director, Terry Gendron.

Image (Left to Right): Terry Gendron, Susan P. Byrnes, La'Velle Howell,

William Fallon, Kathreen M. Sibol and Cassandra Storm


Partners & Affiliates

  • Bartz Brigade

  • Cover Six Canines

  • For the Love of a Veteran

  • American Gold Star Mothers

  • EquiTeam Support Services

  • Four Chaplains Memorial of York County

  • Glenn Hope Care Farm

  • Healing Heroes

  • JFT Recovery and Veteran Support Services

  • Leg Up Farm

  • On Common Ground 

  • Pennsylvania Furniture Mission

  • Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors

  • Penn W.A.V.E.R.

  • Prodigy Spectrum Management

  • Roots for Boots

  • SPC Zachary Clouser Benefit Fund

  • Veterans Helping Hand / Mr. Sandy's Homeless Veterans Center

  • Veteran Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden

  • York County Department of Veterans Affairs

  • York County Veterans Wellness Court

  • All York County Military Food Shares

Image Courtesy of Leg Up Farm



York County Veterans Outreach Group provides valuable information and support to veterans in our community and continues to look for ways to serve those who have served this nation. The following is a brief list of our accomplishments since 2013:

• Hosted Rally Point event for veterans and their families

• Hosted annual Pitching for Patriots fundraiser 

• Hosted V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

• Offers assistance to local Veterans in need of financial and medical assistance

• Supporters of the York County Veterans Fund

• Sponsored one veteran and their spouse to attend Caron Foundation’s Veterans Healing through Connection program

• Assisted with the opening of a free Veterans Eye Clinic at Katallasso Family Health Center


• Hosts annual YORKVET Golf Invitational. Proceeds from the event helped fund The Higher Standard Project - a privately funded, nationally accredited recovery home for veterans in our Veterans Wellness Court and other long term treatment.

• Supports the Annual Benefit Custom Car & Bike Show Committee as recipients of their fundraiser.


We Need Your Support Today!

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