We are anticipating higher than normal call volume over the next week as V4W is being featured on the PBS National Memorial Day Concert. While we have planned for this increase, there may be times when our staff is unable to answer your call as quickly as normal. Please remain on the line, or if you would prefer, Request A Call and a veteran peer will reach out to you ASAP.


Vets4Warriors provides 24/7 peer support to prevent a crisis

This time of year can feel heavy. Veterans in need of support may be coping with loss or trauma and may be recovering from an emotionally challenging holiday season. The days are shorter, and some Veterans may feel the financial pinch after too much holiday spending. All of this can lead to stress, anxiety or worse—a crisis.

In times like these, peer support is essential. That is why Vets4Warriors has Veterans on-call ready to provide an empathetic, respectful and nonjudgmental ear and solve challenges. To date, Vets4Warriors has made more than 650,000 connections with people to provide support before challenges turn into crises. Over 7,000 individuals reached out for the first time in 2022, so each year we are supporting thousands more.

We follow up with every call and work together until a resolution has been found.

What is Vets4Warriors?
Vets4Warriors, housed at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center, is a one-of-a-kind, 24/7 peer support network. We are proud to be recognized as the nation’s leading 24/7 military peer support program staffed by Veterans. Callers can be assured that everything they share with us when we connect will always remain 100% confidential.

Our program complements official government resources available to service members, Veterans, family members and caregivers, but remains separate from them. This allows us to ensure that our callers have every available resource, no matter what their needs may be.

How our peer support works
We are Veterans helping Veterans. Vets4Warriors peers have been trained to share common knowledge and experiences, and provide emotional, social and practical help. We assist callers with a variety of issues that we ourselves, in most cases, have already been through. There is no physical, mental or social challenge for which we can’t help find a solution.

Who do we serve?
We are here to provide support to the entire military community. This includes every active-duty military service members and National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as Veterans of every generation and their family members and caregivers.

What to expect when you contact Vets4Warriors
You will immediately be connected to a peer who is a Veteran or a member of the military community. We will listen, understand and provide support, no matter your situation. As a concierge program, we understand that everyone’s challenges are different and that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions.

Everyone we serve is also welcome to remain anonymous.

After you contact Vets4Warriors, we will remain connected and engaged for as long as it takes, until the issue is resolved.

Whenever you are faced with a challenge, wherever you are in the world, we will always be there to answer your call. You are never alone.

How to connect with Vets4Warriors
If you want to speak with a peer, call Vets4Warriors at 1-855-838-8255, or chat online by visiting Our peers are standing by 24/7, 365 days a year.

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