In 2016, Project Sanctuary lost program participant, veteran Brian Walton, to suicide. In honor of, and in response to this tragic loss, Project Sanctuary vowed to honor Brian’s legacy by creating a dedicated peer mentorship program, which was funded by an Infinite Hero grant of $100,000.
The Walton’s Warriors Peer Mentorship Program is the only training program nationwide providing at least 10 months of strategic training on self-care, red flags, and combat-related PTSD, with a built-in support network, to help ensure peer-mentor retention and provide veterans with a new mission. In 2017, Infinite Hero provided an additional $60,000 to help build upon beta-year success by incorporating additional mentors and coaches, and launching more innovative strategies.
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