Return Healthy Veterans
Our veterans have pledged their lives for our freedom, security, and prosperity. Healthy veterans are productive members of society, good employees, and positive role models, but not all of our veterans are healthy.
More veterans have committed suicide in the past 10 years than the number of combat deaths in the Vietnam War. Our veterans need America, and America needs healthy veterans.
The National Center for Healthy Veterans is a comprehensive scalable solution and a unique strategic initiative that will have national impact and return healthy veterans to America.
Healthy veterans are:
Ready & resilient
Lead & follow well
Disciplined & responsible
Inspiring role models
Serve the community
Understand racial equality
Contribute to American greatness
Care for our veterans is an American moral and practical imperative.
After serving and sacrificing, veterans often struggle in silence. PTSD remains a serious health issue and suicide rates remain tragically high. Despite millions of dollars and best efforts, we must do better on behalf of America's veterans.
Faith makes a difference. Faith-based recovery programs can achieve a rapid impact on the most prevalent veteran mental and behavioral health issues.
The National Center for Healthy Veterans will focus on best practice, faith-based, empirically driven programs & protocols to create a model for national implementation.
Private sector initiatives are critical to complement the public sector in achieving full coverage of veteran mental and behavioral health issues.
We must do more by touching our veterans in our communities, campuses, corporations, and churches.
The National Center for Healthy Veterans is a unique combination of:
Natural healing environment
proven faith-based recovery programs
power of veterans in community
The NCHV is designed to support and benefit from veteran-run businesses which will not only fund the operation of the center but also provide veterans dignified work and economic opportunity.
Stone Ridge Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the governing body for the National Center for Healthy Veterans. The foundation is comprised of an experienced team with the passion and experience you would expect for such an undertaking.