AmeriCorps Peer Navigation Program
Military Families and Veterans often have difficulty accessing benefits and assistance because the “system” is so complicated and confusing. Additionally, those with a military history report feeling misunderstood and unwelcome by mainstream social service organizations which don’t relate to the military culture. The CCUSA AmeriCorps Peer Navigator program rises to meet these challenges.
- The AmeriCorps Peer Navigator is a veteran or military family member with a deep understanding of the military culture who is able to establish a personal individualized connection and act as a guide through complex systems of care, helping the veteran, military member or family member access benefits and other assistance from the government and/or faith based and community based organizations.
- Military Family/Veteran Peer Navigator is a free program for military members, veterans, and their families to connect to resources in their local community that can help them to meaningfully improve their lives and accomplish their goals.
- The Peer Navigators focus on whole-person/family, and help meet basic needs, mental and physical health, community integration, and career development needs.
CCUSA AmeriCorps peer navigators can be found at the following CCUSA member agencies: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, FL.; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, MA, Catholic Social Services, Fall River, MA; Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO; Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA; Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton, PA; Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston, SC; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, TX; and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.
For more information contact Rev. Ragan Schriver: email@example.com