Peer to Peer Support Networks
A collection of peer support programs for Military service members, Veterans, and military-connected families
This is a community where individuals with similar experiences come together to provide mutual assistance, encouragement, and understanding. They offer a unique form of support that can significantly contribute to individuals' well-being and resilience.
In a peer-to-peer support network, participants actively listen, empathize, and provide non-judgmental support based on their own lived experiences. Blue Star Families peer-to-peer support networks can exist in various forms, including in-person groups, online communities, or structured programs. The primary goal is to foster a sense of belonging, reduce isolation, and empower individuals to navigate and overcome their challenges through the support and wisdom of others who have or are going through similar journeys.
Characteristics of our peer-to-peer support networks include
Confidentiality and trust
Empowerment and self-determination
Peer to Peer Programs
Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group
A curriculum-driven, peer-led support group for veteran spouses/partners. These groups provide a safe space for peers to come together, share their stories, lean on one another for support and guidance, and form lasting bonds they can rely on well after the group ends.
VSN Social Club
Online and in-person peer-support groups to the larger military and veteran-connected community. Facilitated by peer leaders, participants are provided a safe space to discuss topics that interest them and create opportunities to connect, socialize, and provide and receive support.
Educational opportunities for our military and veteran-affiliated network, offered by educators and experts. Through these events, participants are empowered with the information and resources they need to feel prepared for their unique experiences.