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Starfish Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   82 reviews 5,865

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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Reviews for Starfish Foundation Inc

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Me and my battle buddy attended the Healing Warrior Hearts retreat , September 5th-8th. We both are still in shock and awe of what we witnessed! The Cadre (staff) were most accommodating and attentive to our every need. We were made to feel "not alone." Our break through and healing started the instant we arrived! Our every concern, need, and reservation were acknowledged and resolved. I am so happy we attended, and recommend other Veterans partake too! We are looking forward to another weekend of healing as staff, in the near future. Thanks to the Starfish. Foundation for being a beacon on a dimly lit path!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

7 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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I was an attendee and am now a volunteer. Attending Healing Warrior Hearts got me started on the healing path, after 40 years of personal abuse and military sexual trauma. I wish I had know about this sooner and started younger but it's never too late! or too soon! Give yourself this free gift and start enjoying life and relationships again. You deserve it!?!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization! Something that every veteran affected by PTSD should experience.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for this organizations work with veterans several times. The difference between the person who arrives and the person who leaves must be seen to be believed. This work is crucial to our veterans who have suffered much and been given little.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I staffed a VJH seminar for the first time last weekend. I did not really know what to expect. What I found was a safe and loving environment where each veteran was allowed to take as much time as he or she needed to tell his or her story in its entirety. Then each veteran was allowed to do a piece of work to help heal one or more wounds created as a result of his or her time in service. The transformations I saw on that weekend were truly amazing. I will staff again as soon as possible.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Patricia Clason and company are outdoing themselves once again with their Healing Warrior Hearts program ! They are doing things for vets that allow the vets to come all the way home and reintegrate in new and healthy ways. Please support them again this year as their mission is bold and powerful!

 
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