The needs of the military family go far beyond the “popular” belief of needing discounts, recognition or a free concert. In many cases the military family is in crisis—dealing with painful mental health issues, critical financial instability or volatile marriages and home life.
Of those deployed, 1 in 5 returns home with invisible injuries such as TBI, PTSD, alcoholism, anxiety and depression. The invisible injuries contribute to a higher unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans.
CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT
The rate of child abuse and neglect was found to triple in Army families with a deployed service member.
Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide, and for post-9/11 veterans, the rate has tripled in the last three years.
Project Sanctuary is committed to leaving no family in crisis. Once a family reaches out to us, we triage and address imminent struggles until we can accommodate the family at an intake retreat. Our expansion, both geographically and in numbers served, allows us to support more families and also expands our presence to other military and veteran households. As this population learns of friends and family members whose lives have been changed by the Project Sanctuary experience, they, too, are drawn to our program. They know it’s safe, confidential, credible and successful.
By connecting families with services and solutions to address their most immediate needs, we provide hope during these crucial moments.
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