WHAT IS THE MILITARY VETERAN PEER NETWORK?
No one wades a stream without getting wet and no one comes back from war unchanged. This is a toughening process for some people – a self-awareness generation engine. The efforts of our troops may produce internal struggles, but those efforts also produce tested, accomplished people.
Sometimes, people need a hand in slowing the internal disquiet and conflict that combat, deployment, military sexual trauma, or other abnormal situations produce. No one is better prepared to speak with a Veteran about her experiences than another Veteran, a peer.
With the peer-to-peer network, veterans go through a training course that teaches them how to facilitate groups of veterans. Once trained, they are tasked with going out into their local communities and creating peer groups. Because members of the group set the rules, no two peer groups are the same.
Use the map below to find peer meetings near you. The tabs below the map contain additional information. The "P2P Resources" contains other peer-related resources. The "Contacts" tab is an index of MVPN volunteers that you can search by county, city, or volunteer name. The "Coordinator Map" tab contains the MVPN's map of MVPN volunteer coordinators and the regions they serve.