The Purple Star Flags Campaign honors active duty Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families as they transition out of the U.S. military; as well as the families of fallen active duty Service Members and Veterans who have died from suicide and other means (such as adrenaline-seeking behaviors, drugs and alcohol) as a result of service-related physical and mental health issues.
Purple Star is building the first National Network of Veteran Mentoring and Training Organizations. Purple Star acts as an an initial point of contact to create warm introductions and referrals to appropriate long-term mentoring groups. We do not compete with other mentoring and training organizations, we work alongside them.
We help active duty Servicemembers and Veterans navigate the trials of homecoming from combat and transition to civilian life by helping them chart a new path using tools, resources, short-term Peer Advisors, and referrals to long-term peer mentoring organizations when needed
Welcome to Purple Star Veterans & Families
This website and the Purple Star programs you will learn about have been created to address and reduce the alarmingly high rate of Veteran suicide
Purple Star Veterans and Families was founded to honor and support active duty Servicemembers preparing to separate from military service and Veterans in transition of all eras, Families of Veterans preparing for or in transition, and Family Members and Friends of Fallen Veterans who have died from suicide and other means (such as adrenaline-seeking behaviors, drugs and alcohol) as a result of service-related behavioral health issues. Our objective is to raise awareness of Veterans and families to mentoring organizations and other government and non-govermental resources, programs and organizations to help them solve their presenting problems and provide support to those who are struggling with the unique and complex challenges of transition from military to civilian life.
As a means of prevention and early intervention to “at risk” service members preparing to leave the military and Veterans of all eras, we offer a strength-based program and process that is easy to understand and self-propagating from Veteran to Veteran. This personal development approach to recovery and transition is designed to directly support the trials of transition for individuals as well as to be shared and taught to our growing National Network of Veteran Peer Mentoring and Training Organizations to enhance the competencies of their mentors.
Dear Friends of PSVF,
The following video is intended to raise awareness and bring much needed attention to the necessity of prevention and early intervention resources and programs for active duty Servicemembers and Veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life, and their families. Specifically, this video is a powerful and clear example of the need for a National Network of Veteran Peer Mentors and Mentoring Organizations. Purple Star Veterans and Families has already begun the development of this network of hundreds of organizations; to establish best practices, and to organize a unified voice that can help make change happen on a national level. We invite you to learn more about PSVF, What We Do, and How We Do It. If you would like to make a donation to support our programs, please click here. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the information, please contact us. Thank you,
The PSVF Team
Who We Serve
Purple Star Veterans supports active duty Servicemembers preparing for separation from service and Veterans in transition. We support those who are undertaking reintegration from combat and transition into civilian life through our Peer Advisors and personal and professional development tools and resources.
Purple Star helps to save lives and keep families together. We support families of active duty Servicemembers preparing for separation from service and Veterans in transition by providing them the resources they need to navigate the their loved one’s transition and reintegration back to civilian life.
PSVF provides a place for the families and friends of those lost to suicide or other means (such as vehicular accidents, adrenaline-seeking behavior, drugs and alcohol) as a result of emotional and physical trauma related to military service to unite, be heard and supported while honoring and memorializing their fallen loved Servicemember or Veteran.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
By signing the national petition and sharing it with others, you play a key role in helping us reach our our goal of strengthening transition support and services.