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Starfish Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   87 reviews 6,511

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Veterans

Address:

2437 N Booth St Milwaukee WI 53212 USA

Mission:

To raise funds for scholarships to assist individuals to attend programs for emotional healing, including providing programs for military veterans to heal the emotional wounds of war.

Target demographics:

trauma survivors and military veterans

Geographic areas served:

USA

Programs:

Healing Warrior Hearts and scholarships to programs that aid emotional healing.

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800-236-4692
www.starfishfound.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

Skeptical would be an upgrade to how I felt about another resource that was supposed to help me deal with the hurt and anger related to the sexual trauma I experienced in the military but Thank God I trusted my friend Kim's recommendation! Having just a glimpse of how it changed her more than decades of previous resources had, I decided to give it a chance. The Healing Warrior Hearts retreat was expertly organized and staffed by the kindest, most professional people! Patricia and the other instructors along with the volunteer staff were incredibly attentive and insightful into what my issue was and how to help me release it! The intro to neuroscience helped me understand that I've basically been "checked out" for nearly 15 years, that I've been blaming myself and living with shame. Now, I'm learning to recognize the dysfunction and depression that have been holding me back and find new ways of responding to all of that so I can enjoy life and my family while helping others do the same. Forever grateful, Dianne

 
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3 people found this review helpful

We were at the end of our marriage with no hope in sight. The couples weekend changed our lives as well as our marriage. Where there was no hope we now see hope. I could t recommend this event enough. I've told every military couple I know what a wonderful and heart opening experience we had. I am forever grateful for what they did for us.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I find this to be a very worthy charity as it addresses a very real and serious issue.So serious in fact I would like to propose a offer for this charity as I would like to donate alot of money to this but I need some help. I sell new Toyotas at Wilde Toyota in West Allis and for anybody that buys or refers someone to me which ends in a sale I will personally donate $100 for every vehicle that goes down the road. We have Black Friday specials going on so not only will I donate but I can also give you the best deal possible. Please feel free to call or text at anytime. Id be more than happy to help answer any questions.Thank you
Ryan-(414)364-2689

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Healing Warrior Hearts was the best program i have been to since I got back from Iraq I hope the work continues to heal our veterans. Thanks SSG FLOYD PETERS US A Ret

 
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4 people found this review helpful

HOPE~ Life provides many stepping stones for our hearts to heal in creating the path of the journey to recovery we all may take. Every now and then, you have the opportunity to cross a bridge. I attended Healing Warrior Hearts/MST Weekend Sep 11-13, 2015. For the first time I was able to learn how to not simply cross a bridge, but to build it, strengthen it, and trust in the positive energy and support of the participants and staff who built it with me -- knowing I will never again need to feel alone on my journey. Thank you for welcoming me home, allowing my warrior heart to know healing, leaving me with more than possibilities, yet with an everlasting HOPE~

 
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2 people found this review helpful

ANYONE WHOSE HEART IS BROKEN DUE TO ANY WAR A MUST TO EXPERIENCE YOU WONT REGRET IT

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This organization changed my life and the trajectory of my legacy. The burdens I was carrying from trauma I had experienced was spilling over onto my family. While volunteering for this organization I have learned how to open my heart and experience love again. I thank you, my wife thanks you, and my children thank you. Kelly

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I talked my dad into participating after talking with Anthony Luna about his family’s experience. Dad went reluctantly as it seems every vet does. I had no expectations when I went to the graduation on Sunday, but I saw a different man. He had a skip in his step and a twinkle in his eye that I had never seen before. He has not stopped thanking me for talking him into participating. Since then I have volunteered to staff weekends. I can’t put into words the changes I have experienced and the difference it has made in our relationship. Vets Journey Home has done so much for our family. I wish this program would have been available when dad returned from Viet Nam. I pray that every vet has the opportunity to experience this program. The wounds of combat affect the entire family no matter how hard you try to protect them. Healing the wound is the only way to stop the hurting.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the changes in my relationship with Pop.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more volunteer staff assisting with the preparation leading up to the weekends.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the change in the expressions on the participants faces. The difference 3 days can make is amazing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the most loving, compassionate, and giving people I have ever met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get to every returning vet so that no soldier misses this opportunity.

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine it being better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding to make it more available and staffing to recruit more vets.

One thing I'd also say is that...

THANK YOU! to all how have been involved in this journey.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

awesome group, everyone should do it..five stars. two thumbs up. I a veteran I attended in July and walked away feeling brand new. A renewed spirit, a new outlook in life, with high positive emotion. I had a small "brush Plane' accident the following sunday in the mountain of Idaho, however I was able to walk away feeling untouchable and this i contribute to the group spirit.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I challenge every vet that suffers from PTSD, depression, anxiety, or MST to attend one of there programs. I flew out from California to Wisconsin and I tell you it was worth it. You owe it to yourself and your family to get the help you deserve. I promise you won't regret it!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The Starfish Foundation has been a great positive influence on my life for more than 20 years. Its Bamboo Bridge program saved my life in 1993. I support the foundation and its programs like Healing Warrior Hearts with my money and volunteer efforts. I highly recommend others to do the same.

Paul Terheide
Veteran/Volunteer

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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