English River Outfitters Resort
Rating: 4.83 stars 12 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.
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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My family's lives were changed for in April 2005 when my husband and the father of our two children was severely injured in Iraq. He suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury, lost his right eye, his left side of his body is paralyzed and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) being the "signature and Invisible" wound of this current war time veterans and their families need a place to heal, learn and transition back into civilian world. English River Outfitters provides just that. My husband is able to go hunting with other veterans who is in the same situation. Our family is able to camp with other families and relax knowing that we won't be judged or looked upon as completely crazy. Being around others who have traveled down the same road is so important.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in helping other families of disable veterans to relax in a place where they are not judged for what they are going through.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would change nothing. English River Outfitters is so needed now more than ever with the Iowa National Guard having sent more troops to Iraq and Afganistan since WWII.