Vets4Warriors understands the concerns many of you may have regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to assure you that we have worked through contingency plans that allow our peers to remain standing by 24/7 to talk with you and connect you to needed resources. No matter the issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a peer, who is prepared to stay connected with you until the issue is resolved. You are not alone. Together, there is no problem that can’t be solved and no challenge that cannot be overcome.

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Our Leadership
Laura Karlsen, LCSW

Program Coordinator
Veteran, Army National Guard

Laura Karlsen, LCSW and Program Coordinator with the Vets4Warriors program. Laura Karlsen joined the New Jersey Army National Guard in 1996 and separated from service in 2001 as an E-3. Laura Karlsen from a young child knew that she was going to join the military and grew up with a long family history of military service, dating all the way back to the Spanish American War. While in service, Laura Karlsen worked as a 93P, aviation operations specialist, as she worked towards her A.S degree in Social Science. Laura Karlsen then went on to graduate from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice. Afterwards, Laura Karlsen returned to New Jersey where she began to work in the social service field and continued her educational path. Laura Karlsen, in 2011, obtain a Master’s degree in Social Work from Monmouth University. Laura Karlsen shortly afterwards joined the Vets4Warriors team in November of 2011 as a per diem peer, worked her way up to full-time peer. Laura Karlsen briefly left the Vets4Warriors program while working on finishing her clinical hours for her LCSW. Laura Karlsen returned to Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare and began to work with Vets4Warriors as a per diem Clinician before becoming Program Coordinator.