Starfish Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   72 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Veterans

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 39-1847399
800-236-4692
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Although I have professional expertise in the field, I attended the seminar, funded by The Starfish Foundation, as a participant. I had stepped away from my more stressful (however higher paying careers) to focus on my healing. Thanks to the Starfish Foundation, i was able to really get a great foundation for myself to really begin healing as there just isn't enough time (during the 45 minute) thereapy sessions for me to get anywhere. Thank you!!!!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am a psychotherapist who got involved with the organization in 1988. I feel that if I don't do my own healing, I can not be an effective therapist. So, I started my healing participating in Taking It Lightly where I was encouraged to feel and safely release pent up emotions that had been hidden away for years. Since then I have become more and more of my authentic self. And a much better therapist because of it. I constantly refer clients to Taking It Lightly and the other programs. I also stay involved by instructing weekends, volunteering and supporting in any way I can.
If anyone wants a life changing experience and is willing to go to any lengths to achieve peace and love in your life, connect with this organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first attended the predecessor of the Vets Journey Home called the Bamboo Bridge in 1998. As a Viet Nam vet i only spoke about my war experiences to a select few, mostly other VN vets. My experience that weekend was profound and healing. Since that September day I have staffed over 30 of these weekends and each one has been exceptional. On a graduation ceremony last year we had a 3 star admiral attend who stated to the group that this work we are doing is vital and ground breaking.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending as a participant in 1998. It was the first time that i could hold my head high as a Viet-Nam veteran and feel proud that I served my country well and to the best of my ability

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the changes of the vets that have attended and the joy in the faces of the staff after each weekend

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazingly gifted and open hearted men and women whose only concern was that the veterans attending receive the healing they truly deserve

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

Make a difference not only with the vets but with their loved ones who often have had to live with the consquences of the wounds of war carried by their relative. It could change the world into a much better place

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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