Coming home after military service can be an overwhelming task for all veterans. It can be devastating to suddenly be alone after being protected on all sides by your comrades. Vulnerable and isolated, veterans need the very things they’ve lost, the military family. That’s why CCVHV has expanded its mentoring services to include all veterans coming out of uniform into the Central Coast. We believe that every one of them should have a “battle buddy” who can relate to what they’re going through, another veteran who knows what it’s like to serve and sacrifice for our country. Our mentors help guide veterans through the process of readjusting to civilian life and overcoming the isolation and challenges of returning. CCVHV Mentors act as advocates, identifying and coordinating existing services, and when needed, supplementing those efforts to help veterans return to our community as productive citizens.