Healthy Veteran Highlights • December 2023

Welcome

Dear Friends of the National Center for Healthy Veterans at Valor Farm,

What a productive year! Having just celebrated our Third Anniversary, we are truly amazed to see the progress God and generous donors and volunteers such as you have allowed us to achieve in such a short time.

For starters, 2023 has been a year of transition from capacity building to caregiving. 2021 and 2022 were characterized by building tiny homes and other critical infrastructure, while early Veteran residents lived in barn stalls as we provided gallant, but fledgling assistance to the Veterans under our wing at Valor Farm. In 2023 we made great leaps with our program structure and resourcing, as well as the addition of talented professionals to execute our holistic program keyed to physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and relational wellness. In essence, we are now achieving excellent care commensurate with the excellent infrastructure we continue to develop at Valor Farm. This excellence of Veteran Care has become our true intellectual property as an organization, representing a unique integration of Community (tiny home living and Veteran culture), Growth (curricula and work), and Care (professional counselors, coaches, chaplains, case managers, and other medical assets).

I hope you enjoy this Impact ReportThe real “return on investment” is the changes we see in Veteran lives daily as they journey to wellness and lives of contribution. Thank you again for helping us “Return Healthy Veterans to America.” They truly are America’s untapped national treasures!

I would be remiss not to mention our continuing need for your faithful support. Please consider a year-end gift, or a commitment to provide a recurring donation this next year. Just as our team digs deep to provide the care and guidance our Veterans need, we pray you will provide the resupply and encouragement we need to continue our momentum into this next year.

With gratitude and great anticipation of progress in 2024,

Robert F. Dees
Major General, U.S. Army, Retired
NCHV President & CEO

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    In the last stage of the program Patriots learn about post graduation support and how to maintain balance in their new environments. They also conduct an outbound assessment of the outcome of their PDP and receive assistance transitioning to new employment and living arrangements.

    Key Activities or Objectives:

    • Outbound Assessments
    • Graduate Support Programs
    • Graduation

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    NCHV partners with the best in industry and the best educators to help veterans develop the skills they need to transition successfully to civilian employment at ZERO cost to them.

    Key Activities or Objectives:

    • Transition Preparation
    • Career Preparation

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    A nationally renowned, faith-based trauma healing course designed to help veterans of all eras and their families recover from the spiritual and moral wounds of war.

    Key Activities or Objectives:

    • Less Pain, Anger, Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depression.
    • More Forgiveness and Meaning
    • Better Social Participation and Connectedness
    • Quality of Life

    “The hospital fixed my body, but REBOOT fixed my soul. REBOOT sought out and resued the man I once was.”

    Trauma Healing For Everyone

    This one-of-a-kind course teaches you how to build bounce, weather the storm, and bounce back without getting stuck. This course is widely used in church and academic settings to build personal resilience.

    Key Activities or Objectives:

    • Preparing for the Storms of Life
    • Weathering the Storms
    • Bouncing Back
    • Navigating Adversity

    “We are often troubled, but not crushed; sometimes in doubt, but never in despair; there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend; and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.”
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9

    Resilience: Learning to Bounce

    The Patriot onboarding period includes familiarization with the farm, its work, living, and recreational areas, an individual assessment, and the creation of the holistic Personal Development Plan.

    Key Activities or Objectives:

    • Onboard & Familiarization
    • Inbound Assessments
    • Personal Development Plan

    Returning Healthy Veterans to America