Project Sanctuary Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation
GRANBY, CO (July 26, 2017) – Project Sanctuary is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF), which will fund continued evidence-based programming for military families through its therapeutic, two-year program. Project Sanctuary’s program serves military families across every branch of the military, from every state in the nation, and from every era served.
“Through assessment and crisis intervention, counseling, therapeutic retreat programming, and ongoing support services for at least two years, our families are not only healing, they are thriving, and empowering other families to find hope as a result,” said Heather Ehle, Project Sanctuary founder and CEO. “Funds from the DVNF grant help us continue the healing process for those who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.”
“Military life can be extremely stressful for service members and families,” said Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. “Project Sanctuary recognizes this and is actively working to support those in need, which is why we are so pleased to help fund this program.”
Project Sanctuary focuses on strengthening military families during the stressful times of deployment, transition and reintegration, offering retreats nationwide. In 2017, the organization will offer 27 retreats to serve military families and will also continue outreach to the 1,900 families on its wait list to provide pre-retreat assessment and crisis intervention. Project Sanctuary uses the A.R.T. model – Assess (pre-retreat support services), Reconnect (six-day therapeutic retreat for the whole family), and Thrive (two years of follow-up services). The program is unique in its treatment of the family as a unit while also working with each family member individually to assess their needs. The overall goal is easing the reconnection of families previously distanced as a result of deployment and military service, including resultant injuries.