English River Outfitters Resort

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews


P.O. Box 605 2564 305th St. Washington IA 52353 USA


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.


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


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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

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

better serve our wheelchair bound and severely disabled through creating handicapped accessible hunting stands and nature trails. Update facilities to ensure each veteran receives equal treatment and access.

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