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Vets4Vets is a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans to heal from the psychological injuries of war through the use of peer support.

Our primary goal is to help Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans understand the value of peer support and to regularly use peer support to express their emotions, manage their challenges and ease their reintegration into society. Our vision is that anytime a veteran needs to talk with someone who really understands, a local Vets4Vets peer support group is available at no cost. We envision Vets4Vets being a common name in the minds of all veterans as a place where they, and their comrades, can go to heal.

We Believe:

  • Sharing personal experiences with those who have shared similar experiences is a powerful healing tool.
  • Peer support does not require professionals.
  • Peer support can take place in many formats including weekend workshops, one-on-one and in small or large groups.
  • By taking equal and uninterrupted turns we benefit by both listening and speaking.
  • By expressing the feelings associated with our experiences, we help each other heal.
  • In providing an environment that is confidential, safe, and accepting.
  • Taking part in positive community action, of their choosing, empowers veterans to further promote healing and reach out to other veterans.
  • Use of drugs and alcohol hinders real emotional healing.

Vets4Vets conducted a great workshop at NCDD’s 2008 National Conference in Austin, TX.

Resource Link:  www.vets4vets.us

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