Purple Star Veterans
Our Mission is to be a trusted resource for Veterans and their family members as they successfully transition from military to civilian life.
Purple Star Veterans is a program of Purple Star Veterans and Families (PSVF) a 501c3 community service organization.
Purple Star exists to strengthen the transition safety net for Veterans, their immediate and extended families and for the families of Veterans who are struggling to reintegrate into their families, communities, and the workforce, and for the families of Veterans who are not surviving homecoming due to suicide, accidents, drugs and alcohol.
Our focus is on creating an atmosphere of support and advocacy, providing immediate access to transition assistance through self-development tools and resources, fostering community building and collaboration in order to act as a gathering place for purple star Veterans and families, and providing guided assistance when desired via our Peer Advisors.
Our Mission Is To:
- Prevent suicides, domestic violence and substance abuse in the Veteran community
- Build community and resources for immediate and extended families of reintegrating Veterans
- Honor the families of Veterans who are not surviving the transition from military to civilian life
- Support Veterans and their families through a strong peer advocacy network
- Provide scholarships for Veterans and their families to resilience, healing and transition trainings
How does Purple Star differentiate itself from any other Veteran service organization?
Only Veterans truly relate to other Veterans.
Purple Star helps Veterans navigate the trials of homecoming and transition by helping them solve their current challenges and by connecting them to effective peer advisors, mentors, and mentoring organizations.
With the significant challenges being experienced by Veterans and their families while transitioning from military service, a scalable solution needs to be put into place quickly. Prevention and early intervention through peer-to-peer mentoring, Purple Star believes, is the fastest way to get ahead of problem.
Purple Star is here to direct and refer Veterans and families in need to the appropriate resource. It makes no sense for Purple Star to create yet another mentoring program when so many good programs and organization already exist. It make more practical sense for Purple Star to partner, unite and refer to them whenever possible.
Purple Star, through a small network of Peer Advisors will qualify the needs and interests of each Veteran to provide a personal introduction to the right mentoring organization.
Our long-term goal is to see the following areas examined and mandate that programs are implemented by the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure:
Every service member who has served in a Combat or Combat related job specialty is provided comprehensive health, wellness and decompression resources to address the hidden wounds of war before they leave the military.
Every family has access to comprehensive homecoming preparedness training and resources before they welcome their Veteran home. Nationally standardized and readily available resources do not exist at present.