Rutgers University Foundation
Vets4Warriors provides critical “upstream support” to veterans and their families. The program facilitates access to services (emergency financial aid, connection to mental healthcare, peer support, etc.) before veterans reach crisis. Vets4Warriors peers, who are veterans, military family members, or caregivers, answer every call, text or email from a veteran. Peers help callers with crises, and work with participants to define and progress toward goals. This BWF grant will support Vets4Warriors’ peers’ salaries so they can continue to support veterans and their families. Vets4Warriors will connect at least 425 veterans and families to services that will improve their quality of life.