Starfish Foundation Inc
Rating: 4.99 stars 72 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Veterans
Location: 2437 N Booth St Milwaukee WI 53212 USA
Target demographics: trauma survivors and military veterans
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Healing Warrior Hearts and scholarships to programs that aid emotional healing.
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I had done Taking It Lightly in 2000 and felt a true connection to my new "family." I've staffed many weekends so that I continue to grow and reinforce what I learned. My dedication to make the world a safer place inspired me to join The Starfish Foundation Board. By sitting on the Board, I know I make a difference to those who want to experience all the wonderful things the world has to hold. My commitment to my ALIVENESS and that of others shines through in my strengths that I give by being a board member. More individuals should consider it!
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I attended Taking It Lightly in 2010 and it totally changed the course of my life. It was like I was walking through life with dark glasses almost blind and after the course I had clear vision. After volunteering for a few Taking it Lightly courses I was asked by a fellow Veteran to assist with Healing Warrior Hearts and low and behold at the 11th hour I ended up being a participant in June 2014, not realizing healing is a continual process. WOW, I was even more in awe of this program. I was treated like a Princess and pampered in every way. I have never in my life felt this type of support and comraderie. Anyone who is a soldier knows it's deeper than any sorority or fraternity. It doesn't matter what ERA you served, there is a strong connection. The healing I recieved was PRICELESS. I believe that is why it's FREE, there is not a price you can put on this work. Long story short, I was so in awe of this work and felt it was what I was called to do. I have recently been elected to the Starfish Foundation's Board and was honored to assist in the very first MST(Military Sexual Trauma) Healing Weekend. Many Veterans have said they have had many programs and this weekend of healing surpasses every one of them. It's not just a relief it is truly a release! This healing is on a cellular level and heals for many generations to come. Thanks, Natalie Hayes
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I would have it all across the United States in every single Department of Veteran Affairs and the rest of the world. This type of work is what the world needs, be it a Veteran or civilian. We all have layers we taken on in life that dims our view the TRUTH of who we are. This program is producing true AUTHENTIC Beings and stopping the cycle and making the world a brighter place in which to live.
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