Saving Lives & Keeping Families Together

Our Mission is to be a trusted resource for Veterans and their family members to ensure a successful transition from military to civilian life.


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Only Veterans Truly Relate to Other Veterans

PSVF helps Veterans navigate the trials of homecoming and transition by helping them address their current challenges and connecting them with relevant resources, peer mentors, and peer mentoring organizations.
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National Network of Peer Mentoring Organizations

We are building the first-ever national network of Veteran mentoring organizations. Our objective is to be a first point of contact for Veterans in need, and direct them to mentoring organizations for immediate and ongoing support.

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Welcome to PSVF

22 Veterans commit suicide every day, about 1 every 65 minutes

About Us

Purple Star exists to strengthen the transition safety net for Veterans, their immediate and extended families and for the families of Veterans who are struggling to reintegrate into their families, communities, the workforce, and for the families of Veterans who are not surviving homecoming due to suicide, accidents, drugs and alcohol.


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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 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

What We Do

Purple Star Veterans

Purple Star Veterans is a web-destination for military personnel preparing to separate from military service and for transitioning Veterans.

Purple Star Families

Purple Star Families is a web-destination for families preparing to separate from military service and for families of homecoming and transitioning Veterans.

Families of Fallen Veterans

This web-destination is for families and friends of Veterans who are not surviving their transition from military service due to suicide, drugs and alcohol, adrenaline seeking behaviors and vehicular accidents.

Online Private Groups

Confidential, private, invitation-only lifeline groups for the people you trust the most.

Support Purple Star

All proceeds received by Purple Star Veterans and Families go directly to funding our program areas detailed on this page.


Veterans, PTSD and Substance Abuse

Memorial Day is a good time to assess the condition of our returning military veterans, a group which is fraught with alarmingly high rates of PTSD, addiction and suicide. The rate of suicide among veterans is alarmingly higher than is found in the civilian... read more

What is needed and why are we relevant?

After my son Danny’s second tour in Afghanistan and his separation from the Army with 10th Mountain Division, we very quickly came to the realization that he had been severely underprepared for his transition from military life. We invested a great deal of time,... read more

Welcome to Purple Star Veterans

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our new Purple Star Veterans site…   Here, you will find personal development tools designed to help you along the path of transition, whether you are facing a return from a combat deployment or the conclusion of your... read more


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