U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut met today in West Haven with Veterans Affairs workers to learn more about Veteran Peer Specialists.
Veteran Peer Specialists are trained to talk with their fellow veterans who need help getting services at the VA, especially mental health treatment.
Dan Marcai served in Afghanistan and now works as veteran peer specialist for a supportive housing program in Newington. He told Blumenthal today that he’s helped fellow veterans with PTSD who sometimes hesitate to trust counselors at the VA.