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"To care for him who shall have borne the battle" 
Abraham Lincoln

 

Do you suffer from service-related
           
anxiety, depression,
                
anger, sleep disturbance, 
                     
flashbacks, transition
                          
issues?

 


We are veterans; many of us combat veterans, who have been through what you are
going through.
  Our Team is here to listen, evaluate and offer guidance
VET2VET,
to get you through this battle.

 


Why are we here…

The V2V Program team is comprised of knowledgeable, seasoned volunteer veterans who based on their military service and experiences can effectively empathize with their fellow veterans and help them navigate through the many complex procedures when seeking assistance.

Most importantly, they are here to: RELATE: Respect, Engage, Listen, Assist, Talk, and Encourage.

They are a cadre of Veteran Facilitators that will respond when a veteran or family member seeks or is referred to the V2V Program for assistance.

Team members are not trained medical personnel or licensed counselors; however, they can refer veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD or TBI to the appropriate professional/organization, including the VA.

They also can work with State V.A. offices with issues related to benefits you may be entitled to, education, unemployment, homelessness, hunger, and strained relationships, to name a few.

Please contact an “On-Duty” Facilitator for further information at “910- 604-4443” or email us at “post543vet2vet@gmail.com” 

Select V2V Program Application here:  /files/V2V_Program_-_Application.pdf

Select V2V Volunteer Packet here: /files/Volunteer_Packet_2016.pdf

 

 

 
History/Goal of the "Vet 2 Vet" Program

 

The GOAL of the Vet 2 Vet program is to come along side our fellow veterans who may need some assistance in dealing with the Veteran's Administration, their personal life or any other concerns with transition from military life to the civilian community.  

American Legion Post 543, Southport, NC, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Brunswick Community College (BCC) establishing the V2V program and has opened an office located at BCC.

To date, approximately, 45-50 veterans are enrolled in the V2V program.  Veterans seeking assistance complete an application that is vetted by Post 543 members and entered into the program.

At this time, V2V volunteers meet twice a month (Monday & Wednesday from 10:00am-2:00pm) at the V2V office at located at BCC.  Details are being worked out to include adding office hours on Tuesdays as more volunteers are trained and added to the program.

Post 68 has agreed to partner with Post 543 to expand the number of volunteers/facilitators.   

Mr. Lane Adrian, Post 68 Public Relations Officer, is the central point of contact for Post 68.

Post 68 members who wish to participate in the V2V volunteer cadre are required to:

  • complete an application packet;
  • undergo a background check;
  • attend a 1-day training session hosted by Post 543; and
  • ​work onsite with an experienced Post 543 member.

For more information and those Post 68 members desiring to sign up and participate in the V2V program, contact Lane Adrian at: laneadrian@att.net

 

 

 

 


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