Vets Journey Home USA, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   31 reviews

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Location: 8989 N Port Washington Road Ste 227 Milwaukee WI 53217 USA

Mission: To serve those who served our country, by offering this compassionate and welcoming retreat, where any story is heard without judgment and hearts are healed
Results: VJH USA is newly formed, although the work has been going on since 1989. Hundreds of vets have experienced emotional healing through Vets Journey Home since its inception.
Target demographics: All military veterans
Direct beneficiaries per year: dozens of Veterans
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: free weekend retreats to heal emotional wounds and trauma.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to several of the "graduations" held at the end of the weekend & I know the facilitators and some volunteers. They truly love what they do, they love vets and serve them in a way vets need. This organization is making a difference in the lives of those that have sacrificed so much for us. They deserve to be recognized & supported. Thank you. God Bless America and those who serve.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was introduced to this program through my nephew, who went through the VJH program. He is an Iraq vet and was suffering from PTSD. The experience of completing the program made a tremendous difference in his life and in his family's lives. He became more able to adjust back into daily life, enjoy family gatherings, be in crowded places without getting extremely anxious. He could sleep better and found a calling to help other vets do the same.
He is now volunteering to work with his brother/sister vets and helping them in their assimilation back to a more normal life after their military experience. This program works with small groups of vets and letting them tell their story in a safe space and to heal some of the wounding from their experience. We owe this to the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our freedoms in all wars.

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

Vet's family has benefited from VJH experience. Better adjustment to home and daily life. Less anxiety, sleeps better and able to cope, leaving the war behind, realizing it is part of who he is but it does not define him.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This organization is just getting off the ground and needs funding and sponsorships to continue it's good work and reach more vets that could also benefit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have personally seen very positive results as a result of Vets Journey Home from let's just say a relative. One who is like a son to me. He has worked very hard on his PTSD through VJH and has made amazing progress. His family has benefited greatly, he has become a role model for his family and all around him. He is positive, energetic, spiritual, engaging, non-judgemental, and very helpful to other veterans. I couldn't be more proud of him. We all have Vets Journey Home to thank for his transformation. I highy recommend the group and the programs that they sponsor.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get the word out.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the great privilege to not only meet a retired Marine but to actually get to know him on a deep and personal level. He has told me about what this organization has done and continues to do for him. He is now a volunteer having worked two weekends. Although I haven't had the opportunity to volunteer yet, I do look forward to the day that I can. I am so thankful for the staff and what they have done for my friend and for so many others. I recommend this to all vets that have experienced any sort of trauma or life changing experience.

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

through my friend.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing. Just get them more money.

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