Rutgers University Foundation
This grants is made possible through our BWF-Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) Partnership:
As the country remains sheltered in place and veterans are isolated in their homes, Vets4Warriors remains fully operational, providing peer-support 24/7. Vets4Warriors’ peer-support services are in high demand. Since January, the new caller rate has increased by 17.8 percent and can be attributed, in part, to prior QHF-BWF support for specific outreach in the Texas Gulf Coast and to partnerships created through BWF shaping. With this QHF-BWF grant, Vets4Warriors will grow their partnership with Combined Arms and enhance their ability to serve veterans by connecting incoming off-hours and weekend calls to Combined Arms directly to Vets4Warriors. This capability will connect 400 veteran households to Vets4Warriors peer-support specialists building resilience and improving quality of life and overall well-being for veterans, family members, and caregivers in the Texas Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey. Vets4Warriors will ensure those callers are integrated into the Combined Arms system, where they can access additional programs supported by the BWF-QHF partnership.