English River Outfitters Resort
Rating: 4.91 stars 11 11 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.
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:
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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