Hello, my name is Jenn Shepherd, and here is my story. My husband and I have been married eight years and we have two sons, 19 and 21. I am a two-time breast cancer survivor and my husband’s full time caregiver
Doug and Ann Petersen have volunteered with Project Sanctuary since 2016. Between the two of them, they’ve contributed more than 1,600 hours of time to helping military families in need.
I had a dream to attend Duke University, but my parents could not afford such an expensive college. My Grandfather attended the Naval Academy and had big hopes of me following in his footsteps. I knew the Naval Academy wasn’t right for me but decided in order to attend Duke, I would apply for a […]
As February begins, we move closer to Valentine’s Day. In the recent years, caring for friends in addition, or as a replacement for, a romantic interest have become popular in the US. Pictures from Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day fill social media feeds. But there is something missing as we give love to others – providing self-care and […]
As we celebrate International Recreation Therapy Month you may wonder “what is Recreation Therapy”? Well one definition is: using recreation and activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recover and well-being.
At Patients & Purpose, we care deeply about making a meaningful impact on peoples’ lives. So beyond the work we do on behalf of our clients, we support non-profits that share the same passions, and we even spearhead our own advocacy initiatives like the Lavender Purpose Project.
It’s been almost four years since I wrote a short blog post for Project Sanctuary titled “Living With PTSD”. Having recently been asked to submit another post I thought it would be fitting to do a follow-up to that one. After all, for the most part, those of us that have PTSD are stuck with it for […]
During the month of May, the military world takes a moment to honor the millions of caregivers that provide care for the veterans of our country. Caregivers are usually family members and loved ones of veterans living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness or aging. Their care and sacrifice help veterans remain at […]
Being able to provide therapeutic support and quality services to all at-risk military families that ask for assistance is the ultimate goal for Project Sanctuary and we can only accomplish this through our experienced and talented team. For this reason, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Carrie Bair-Norwood as the new Chief Development Officer […]
With 6,200+ volunteer hours over the last year, the people that unselfishly support Project Sanctuary are nothing short of miraculous! Being able to provide therapeutic support and quality services to all at-risk military families that ask for assistance is our ultimate goal and we could never accomplish this without the dedication of our volunteers. We know […]