Charities & Organizations We Believe In.
Below are the charities and organizations we believe are worth mentioning, with an outline of their missions and who they help.
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Wolves and Warriors LARC Mission
“The Mission of the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC) is to provide permanent sanctuary to rescued wolves, wolfdogs, coyotes, parrots, horses, and other animals, as well as employment for veterans who care for these animals where they learn valuable job skills for future permanent employment.
The unique relationships that develop are therapeutic for all.”
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Who They Help and Why
LARC provides a supportive environment for combat veterans through employment, job skill development, sobriety maintenance, and coordination of care. Most of LARC’s facility caregivers, office staff, and board members are former military personnel.
The well-being of their animals and veterans are taken into consideration in everything they do. They provide ongoing enrichment, huge outdoor enclosures, and pack groupings dictated by the animals. Animal habitats are built with the animal in mind. That is to say, that they are not constructed for public viewing, but rather for animal enjoyment. LARC is not open to the public so that the veterans and rescues at LARC are given the privacy they need to heal and thrive.
Soldiers to Sidelines Mission
"Improve the quality of instruction in youth sports by leveraging the talents of military personnel and teach essential skills to young athletes to compete in sports and in life.
We educate and certify military service members to become excellent coaches and integrate them into youth sports so they may inspire, motivate and encourage young athletes."
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Who They Help and Why
Military Makes Great Coaches!
It is a tremendous honor to be a coach. Military members have priceless leadership experience and knowledge gained from their service to our country.
Soldiers to Sidelines builds upon that experience and develops service men and women into expert coaches.
“We are dedicated to this mission. Based in the Washington DC area, Soldiers to Sidelines has an expert staff of youth coaches with experience coaching at the professional, NCAA, high school, and youth levels. Military personnel enrolled in our program will learn the most cutting edge coaching strategies and techniques to thrive as a soldier turned football coach.
Upon successful completion of the program, our team works to place Soldier Coaches with a youth or high school sports program.
Currently, participation in all of youth sports is declining, and 70% of all youth athletes quit playing sports by the time they reach high school. The number one reason for this decline is kids are not having fun. In today’s technology dominated world, kids have many options to occupy their attention. Dr. Amanda Visek, professor of sports psychology at George Washington University and Soldiers to Sideline advisor, is the leading authority on the concept of fun in youth sports. In her groundbreaking research (The Fun Integration Theory: Towards Sustaining Children and Adolescents Sports Participation), she shows that the three biggest factors that make sports fun are: Being a good sport, trying hard, and POSITIVE COACHING.
Kids like to be challenged, crave sportsmanship, and want positive role models to inspire them to succeed. There is nothing better than sports to grant these wishes for young athletes, and there are no better role models than our military elite.”
Combat Stress Mission
"Combat Stress’ is to provide support and treatment to veterans with mental health problems to help them tackle the past and take on the future.
Our vision is for all former servicemen and women with mental health problems to live full and meaningful lives."
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Who They Help and Why
Combat Stress offers a range of treatment services in the community, at their specialist centres, on the phone and online, and develop a personalised programme for each veteran's individual needs. Combat Stress provides the UK's only residential treatment for veterans with trauma-related mental health problems. Highly trained staff have specialist knowledge of veteran trauma. Their unique combination of psychological and psychiatric treatment, and occupational therapy benefits the most unwell veterans.
Their treatment is evidence based: their research study work with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research evaluates and demonstrates the effectiveness of our services. Nationwide, they have a unique peer support service, which is led by veterans, for veterans.