Who are the Men of Valor? Men of Valor is a part of Branches of Valor, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. (Tax ID# 45-2563568) Branches of Valor partners with national and local resources in order to help military personnel, veterans and their families find hope, strength, and healing. Men of Valor targets specifically the male troops and veterans in need of support. Utilizing peer -mentoring, small-groups and special events/retreats, Men of Valor seeks to create supportive connections in order to rebuild resiliency and aide these Heroes in their transition into their "New Normal" lives.
Men of Valor trains and equips members of the community to facilitate small groups which utilize the Combat Trauma Healing Manual and peer-to-peer support in order to provide an environment of healing for military and veterans. Men of Valor hosts quarterly weekend retreats where military troops and veterans learn positive coping and relational skills as well as foster supportive connections. When they return home, they are connected to a small group in their area for continued support/growth. Men of Valor seeks to bridge the gap between supportive community members and soldiers in need of support on JBLM. Men of Valor has been adopted by the Chaplaincy at JBLM, and hosts regular events/ BBQ's on post where Men of Valor, combined with members of the local community, can honor our troops and their families for their service, while providing connections to essential resources.
What is the Significance to Our Community?
Recognizing the unique needs of our military, veterans and their family members; nothing short of supportive connections of a local community can provide the care necessary to help these heroes overcome the challenges of war. Troops returning from war are faced with a variety of difficulties as they transition out of service and back into family and community life. Currently over 9,000 veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are homeless. On average, veterans from these wars are homeless within 18 months of leaving service, compared to 10 years for the average Vietnam veteran. There are 650,000 veterans and their families living in Washington State: 8,714 of them are homeless. 1 in 3 marriages of active duty members are facing divorce. Alcohol and other substance abuse is plaguing our military and our veterans. Every day 22 veterans lose hope and take their own lives. Together we can make a positive change by educating and equipping the community to help and support these heroes, and their families who suffer with them.
How Can You Help?
By partnering with Branches of Valor, you recognize the unique and profound challenges of military members, veterans and their families whose lives and homes have been touched by war. Your charitable gift can rekindle hope, and equip military personnel, veterans and their families to reintegrate into their communities, emotionally and spiritually whole, and prepared to help others. The needs for Men of Valor are great. A donation in any amount is appreciated. As a community partner, you can team up with Men of Valor to host a BBQ or special event on post, sponsor a weekend retreat, or provide needed resource materials for our military and veterans.
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