- Many of the problems that Veterans face is not because of lack of resources, but lack of social and community support in asking for those resources. Service members are entrenched in group mindset throughout their service, and when discharged, they do not always have the structure and guidance to re-enter civilian life, a very individualistic culture. Company of Veterans strives to employ Veterans, using a peer-to-peer model to engage and support fellow Veterans. We are working to utilize and capitalize on a foundation of shared experience to reach those Veterans that may not otherwise be willing to seek traditional routes to care.
- Company of Veterans is also unique in its programming, in that it is being founded on evidence-based principles of psychological intervention through an outreach model. The standard model of care continues to be that people go to where the resources are (i.e., like going to the doctor). People who are having difficulty with basic daily functioning, however, need care to come to them. Our program focuses on meeting people where they are – figuratively, logistically, and socially. Company of Veterans seeks not to compete with other Veteran Service Organizations, but rather, be able to make expedited referrals to programs already in place, and otherwise fill the gap, if no such resource is available.