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Starfish Foundation Inc
March 12, 2010

I am a disabled Vietnam Vet suffering from PTSD. I was in the very first PTSD group in the nation. It was in Milwaukke, WI, in 1971. I was in a PTSD group from 1988 to 1989. I also had many 1:1 sessons through out my life dealing with PTSD. In 2002 I was in an in-patient, 60 day PTSD group. I continue to be in a group for the last 3 years. Yet I continued to carry alot of guilt, shame and sorrow that came from some experiences that occured while in Nam. I went to a Vets Journey home weekend in October of 2009. Through the processes and staff help I became relieved of the shame and guilt I had been carrying for the last 40 years. It was an epiphany. I was able to forgive myself and my PTSD symptoms have decrease as did my depression. I recommend the Vets Journey home program to any combat Vet that feels they could benefit from some intervention. The staff are extremely kind, gentile, supportive and professional. The staff go out of their way to make sure that the participants are in a safe environment. AND YOU GET A REALLY COOL T-SHIRT. BREEZY BRZESKI

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

The Vets Journy home program. The program deals with traumatic events that have occured in one's life and allow healing of one self regarding those events.

Ways to make it better...

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

eat more.

More feedback

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

their program

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

The best. They really knew their roles and were very supportive through out the weekend.

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

more centers around the natiom.

Ways to make it better...

there were a few more participant.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting donations as the program is free to participant.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I would recommend it to any person that has lived through personal trauma

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I worked on PTSD issues.