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B3 trains and certifies veterans to be peer support specialists to veterans in need. Serving as community resource navigators, these trained Battle Buddies help their peers get access to housing, health care, family support, training, employment, and legal services. Oftentimes, they simply offer a shoulder to lean on when times are tough. The program's name is derived from the military term "Battle Buddy. These peers train together, eat together, and are even disciplined together, and this relationship continues throughout their service.
Once discharged, some veterans find it difficult to to maintain the structure that the military offered. Many entered the service at a young age, escaping abusive childhoods and looking for a sense of family, and have no one to turn to when they return home.
The program is mutually beneficial to participants—veterans who are looking for a way to serve and engage in the community have an opportunity to engage in purpose-driven activities that develop their skills. And their peers, who are at different stages of their reintegration journeys, receive guidance and support from a trusted peer.
Research shows that veterans in need will engage with other veterans before civilians in the helping professions. Volunteers of America has been committed to helping veterans since the Civil War Era. Veterans helping veterans can reduce that .
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