Rutgers University Foundation - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Rutgers University Foundation


Location: National

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 focusing 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. The Bob Woodruff Foundation grant will empower a focused marketing outreach campaign to reach more post-9/11 veterans; develop a sustainable and diverse financial plan; curtail crisis escalation by providing effective ‘upstream’ peer counseling and referrals to veterans; and expand Vets4Warriors’ programmatic capacity above current levels to accommodate the needs of our recent veterans. With this investment, Vets4Warriors continues to play an important role in efforts to evaluate and identify best practices in peer-peer support for veterans