After incurring a mortar blast injury in Baghdad, Iraq, Carlos De León found his recovery to be both physically and mentally challenging. The Peer Support program has helped him in that process. Now he's able to give back to his fellow warriors by leading a Peer Support Group in his community.
"No one knows what you're going through better than someone who's been there."
-Carlos De León
Our nation’s service members place the highest trust in their fellow warriors on the battlefield. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) support groups for veterans ensure that trust is strengthened long after military service has ended.
WWP peer support groups are led by and designed for warriors who want to discuss personal challenges and lend support to one another. Veteran peer support groups can lead to new friendships, provide a renewed sense of community, strengthen bonds through shared experiences, and introduce new solutions to challenges. WWP can help warriors connect with fellow veterans and service members in their communities and overcome challenges as a team. These support groups are available to warriors across the country, and the number of groups is always expanding.