Rutgers University Foundation
Vets4Warriors provides confidential, 24/7 nationwide personalized peer support for veterans and their families or caregivers via telephone, email, social media and live chat. Vets4Warriors complements existing crisis resources by focuses on ‘upstream’ support for veterans, before they experience a crisis. Staffed with veterans who are certified peer support professionals and supported by clinicians on call, Vets4Warriors assists callers facing a variety of challenges and life stressors including questions about how to access benefits, feelings of isolation, relationship problems, PTSD, and anxiety. Peers draw on their own military backgrounds and experience to provide peer support, resources, and referrals to callers. This Bob Woodruff Foundation grant will augment Vets4Warriors’ peer support network so that peers can continue to build resilience and improve quality of life and overall well-being for post-9/11 veteran, family member, and caregiver callers.