What is a Mentor?

For our Veterans there is nothing quite connecting with and relying on a fellow Veteran. Our mentor program is connecting Veterans to a network of fellow Veterans who can provide support, advice, or simply a listening ear. Mentors may act as a coach, guide, role model, advocate, recovery support, mental health support, life support, or just simply an ally.

Being a mentor is simply about being there for a fellow Veteran. It is about making sure no Veteran feels alone, in a way that only a fellow Veteran can.

Mentoring is a form of peer support which is a key factor in helping people through crisis. Mentors are also key in assisting in developing necessary navigation and survival skills, adjusting to civilian life, and in improving quality of everyday lives. 

What it means to be a mentor? It means making a difference in another Veteran’s life.

Who Can be a Mentor?


What is involved / how does it work


mentor for life – a fellow veteran you can rely on

mentor network – same person you talk to about sobriety may not be the same person you want to call when you just want to discuss life.

You are Not Alone!

We are here to ensure our mentors are taken care of and set up for success! It is not easy being a mentor, at times even mentors need a mentor or a place to turn when they are unsure of how to help. Being a mentor with WarriorNOW means being a part of a mentor network. 

In addition to providing a mentor network of resources, we also provide consistent training for our mentors. This training covers various situations in which the mentor may be lending support, and it also covers how mentors can take care of themselves.

Self-care is of utmost importance. As we have heard before, you must take care of yourself in order to effectively help someone else. As part of our mentor program we provide self-care for our mentors to help our mentors take care of themselves while serving others.


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