Merging Vets and Players
Location: Los Angeles, Ca and Las Vegas, NV
Merging Vets and Players (MVP) brings recently-transitioned veterans and former professional athletes together in a gym setting around a peer support curriculum. MVP provides these two unique populations, both of whom have recently removed a uniform, a new team to tackle transition together. MVP’s peer support intervention helps their participants identify challenges and connects them to community resources when they decide to seek help. MVP strengthens peer bonds and incentivizes participation by meeting in the comfort of gym setting. MVP learned of BWF through the NFL-BWF referral pipeline, and now this grant will support an independent evaluation of MVP’s logic model to help optimize the MVP intervention, strengthen the outcome assessment, and articulate the full range of MVP program impact.