Founding Principle: The whole family serves, and the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the family.
Project Sanctuary is 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Colorado. Heather Ehle founded the organization in 2007 after she discovered no organization was helping the military family as a unit.
Led by veterans and her board of directors, Heather carefully listened to what the military families needed. She structured Project Sanctuary’s programs to meet those needs, pulling from her background as a Registered Nurse to establish an evidence-based program that encompasses spiritual, physical and emotional healing.
Project Sanctuary works with veterans and active-duty service members and their families. Our three-part A.R.T. program, combines counseling, education, self-development and recreational therapy to change how military families heal.
Our program is based on research and direct feedback from hundreds of military families nationwide.
Our programs focus on the entire family’s mental health and well-being first as we take them through the steps towards creating a sustainable balanced and thriving family and life.
Believing that when one person serves the whole family serves, Project Sanctuary takes a human-centered, solution-based approach to helping military families heal and move forward in life. Through innovative long-term programming focused on connectedness, we restore hope and empower families to recover and thrive.
Project Sanctuary believes that everyone has the right and the ability to heal. We assist military service members by reconnecting the family unit through a holistic approach. Our program heals the traumatic effects of military service, treating all members of the family at their level of need and enabling the service members to reintegrate into their families and communities in a healthy and sustainable manner. Project Sanctuary’s work preserves the family unit, strengthening the community, the military, and the country.