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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Mission Statement: We strive to restore our veteran’s strength and independence by providing a safe outdoor experience that promotes healing and closure, as well as family reintegration.

Results: We have had a direct impact on preventing 9 suicides, 2 divorces and serve annually over 300 veterans and their families.

Target demographics: We strive to restore our veteran’s strength and independence by providing a safe outdoor experience that promotes healing and closure, as well as family reintegration.Our priority is to help foster a healthy readjustment back to civilian life through a positive outdoor experience. English River Outfitters is part of the healing process for veterans.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 Veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: Washington, Iowa

Programs: English River Outfitter’s “Life Skills” Program is comprised of three Modules:  Module One - Personal Development: developing self-concept, personal goal setting, problem solving, decision making, dealing with anger, personal safety, time management, grooming and hygiene, alone or lonely, assertiveness, self-esteem, trust, risk taking, values, stress management, and even learning to laugh again.  Module Two - Relating to others, communication skills, self-disclosure and feedback, accepting others, friendships, conflict resolution, hosting and attending social events, and healthy relationships.  Module Three - Life Management Skills: budget coaching, shopping, paying bills, cooking and nutrition, maintaining comfortable living space, landlord/tenant relations, navigating the healthcare system, connecting with community resources, accessing programs, and basic computer skills. English River Outfitters “Life Skills” program is a relaxed setting designed to reach the veteran who has had a bad experience with the Veterans Administration and has anxieties about returning for the help he or she needs.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chuck and the other voulinteers put on a great hunt. It far exceeded my expectations. Being outdoors is very therapeutic to me. I just started hunting within the last few years so, being able to learn from others and enjoying the camaraderie of being around other veterans was great. It definitely helped me clear my head and put me in a better place mentally when I was done.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The English River Outfitters Resort is a wonderful place for veterans from all conflicts to get together and hunt, fish, enjoy nature, and mostly heal our wounds from the austere situations we were part of. Created by Veterans for Veterans. Come visit us at our Web page: www.englishriveroutfitters.org