La Crosse, WI – This week, Rep. Ron Kind joined the Wisconsin delegation in introducing a resolution that recognizes Wisconsin’s leadership in creating veteran-to-veteran mentorship programs that help returning service members transition back to civilian life.
For many returning service members, this transition is filled with obstacles both large and small, and many aren’t made aware of the resources available to them to help overcome these challenges. These mentoring programs help bridge this gap by connecting veterans with another veteran who has gone through this process and can make them aware of resources to support their transition to civilian life.
“Veteran peer-to-peer mentoring programs provide essential support to service members transitioning back into civilian life – a time that can be challenging for many. Talking to someone who has gone through the transition themselves has helped many veterans access resources, share their experiences, and build healthier lives overall,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “I’m proud to join my Wisconsin delegation colleagues in introducing this bipartisan resolution and to honor the important work organizations, like the La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program, are doing for our veterans here in the Third District.”
The resolution, which was co-led by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and also introduced by Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Bryan Steil (R-WI), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Tom Tiffany (R-WI), and Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI), also calls on Congress to promote the effectiveness of these programs and encourages other states to replicate Wisconsin’s efforts.
Read the bipartisan resolution here.