Military Peer Veteran Network (MVPN) began in 2010. Peers are trained to facilitate groups of veterans recovering from mental illness, substance abuse and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
MHMR veterans run more than 30 peer groups in Tarrant County and six peer groups in Dallas and surrounding counties. There are three groups dedicated to female veterans in the area.
Veteran Peers assist veterans in finding community resources, driving veterans to the VA hospital, assisting with job searches, hosting forums and celebrations for veterans and their families and mentoring veterans in the Veterans Diversion Court.
MVPN is an affiliation of service members, veterans and family members dedicated to establish camaraderie and trust with each other, identifying and vetting community resources and, collectively, contributing to the communities where we live.