Our Veteran to Veteran Support (V2V) program is a holistic approach to assisting critically wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans after they leave their military career.
Veteran Leads are connected to those we serve to provide a one-on-one mentorship experience. When service members transition out of the military and return to their local communities, they often feel isolated, lonely, fearful, and uncertain.
Both visible and invisible injuries create additional hurdles when trying to make a successful transition. These conditions can cause extreme stress for veterans and their families throughout the journey, leading to relationship problems, financial strain, homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment, or even suicide.
How Does V2V Work?
- Each Veteran Lead works in a specific geographical region of the country and is knowledgeable on the resources, job opportunities, and community services available to veterans within their state.
- Veteran Leads help transitioning service members navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit system. This includes submission of paperwork, making appointments, and appealing a disability rating. Some service members may need help finding a career or pursuing an education. Others may need assistance connecting with local services for further evaluation or treatment.
- Veteran Leads help develop an individualized transition plan that reflects specific needs. For those with post-traumatic stress, a traumatic brain injury, or a severe physical injury like paralysis or amputations, this support is critical.
- Veteran Leads also hold workshops across the U.S. to help our service members with resume and interview preparations as well as financial coaching.