Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often face issue of reintegration and readjustment that can sometimes seem insurmountable. Most would agree that a person who’s never been in their situation really can’t understand what they are going through. We at the Veterans Services and Supports Project of Coastal Plains agree. That is why Veterans Outreach Specialist Steven Llacuna was chosen to lead this project. He brings a very real understanding of the problems and obstacles facing returning veterans. In addition, he has been trained by the military as a “peer facilitator”.
Peer-to-Peer Support Groups
“In the Zone“ peer–to-peer support groups are currently being formed for veterans living in the nine counties served by Coastal Plains. These support groups are designed to help returning veterans get “back in the zone” and make a successful transition to civilian living. The goal is to develop several strong support groups with members of each group eventually becoming peer facilitators.
Linking Community Resources
The Veterans Services and Supports Project will assist local veterans and their families in accessing resources available within the community including food, housing, counseling, health care, job searches, etc. We will also assist veterans in linking up with local and statewide resources such as Disabled Veterans, “Grace Under Fire”, American GI Forum and others which assist veterans in obtaining benefits and other services.
Veterans, call 361-592-6481.