Connecting Our Vets

One of the most significant barriers to successful reintegration for veterans is the social isolation many experience upon returning home.

Only about 1% of the U.S. population has served in the military, meaning most veterans are coming home to communities that may not understand their specific needs and experiences. The Department of Veterans Affairs identifies social isolation9 as a major risk factor for suicide, which itself has become an epidemic among the veteran community. The risk may be higher among older veterans whose social resources dwindle with age.

Connecting veterans to other veterans has proven a successful strategy to reduce the effects of social isolation. Studies of veteran peer support programs have been concluded that such programs can help veteran reintegration by promoting relationship building and also creating social networks that act as links to services and resources.  Enjoy these organizations that will help your social transition:

JOIN the Veterans Chamber

Join A Community of Veterans & Business Owners

Get SOCIAL with other Veterans

VISIT OR JOIN A LOCAL VFW

CONNECT with Veterans from ANYwhere

JOIN the VWN CHAT ROOM

Be APART of a LEGION

VISIT AN AMERICAN LEGION POST

Unite with other Women Veterans

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH THE VETERAN WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE CENTER

Locate Veteran Events & Services

VETSCONNECT WILL HELP YOU FIND THEM

Link with Vets in Texas

JOIN ROLL CALL IN THEIR EFFORTS


VOLUNTEER NOW

CONNECT W/ VWN