(815) 321-4673 (HOPE)
805 S. McHenry Ave., Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Peer Support Program

Peer Support Program is a program designed to provide crucial support to veterans who may be struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse, or other challenges related to their military service.

Peer support specialists are individuals who have their own lived experiences as veterans and have successfully navigated their own journey to recovery and wellness. They are trained to provide empathy, understanding, and guidance to fellow veterans who may be facing similar difficulties.  If you are a veteran in need or know of a veteran who could benefit from our peer support services, please reach out to one of our specialists and begin the journey to hope today!

Meet our Peer Support Team!

Rob Henevich

VPH Peer Support Specialist
Geospatial Engineer, U.S. Army (Retired)

815-321-4673 EXT. 355
rhenevich@vphope.org

Interests: Horseback riding at Bravehearts, continuing my education, bowling, kayaking, and bike riding in the local forest preserves are some of my favorite chores and hobbies.

Josh Deron

VPH Peer Support Specialist/VPH Outdoors Program
Infantry & Military Police, U.S. Army

815-321-4673
jderon@vphope.org

Interests: Kayak, camping, making dream catchers, and riding ATVs.

Deb Mallery

VPH Peer Support Specialist
Yeoman, U.S. Navy

815-321-4673 EXT. 354
dmallery@vphope.org

Interests: Hiking, Tennis & attending concerts