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emotional support for veterans

Institute a program whereby retired, qualified social workers would either volunteer their time, or accept a low wage to work with one returning vet having difficulties readjusting. In conjunction, enlist combat veterans from previous conflicts in a 'buddy system', similar to AA, volunteer or low wage, to be on call 24/7, when their vet needs support. The returning soldier would have both a friend who understands the issues he/she is confronting as well as an experienced social worker to give emotional support and navigate the bureaucracy that can be so frustrating.

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Idea No. 158