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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Helping families connect despite PTSD.

Results: Worked with over 85,000 veteran and military families to understand and learn to live with PTSD.

Target demographics: Veterans and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 5,000 veterans with Firework signs

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: peer-to-peer support, warmline, Firework Signs, family night out to see Darci Lynne

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69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

David H.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shawn was super nice at the Darci Lynnn show in Louisville Ky. Given the opportunity to actually meet Darci was amazing and my daughter and niece were super excited to have actually meet her. I look forward to using the services again in the future. Thank you so much.

1 Jarrod L.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I joined Military with PTSD's Facebook page when it was still young. I went through hardships and Military with PTSD's founder reached out to me. I was about to lose my home and she wanted to help. I was looking at different ways to move my mobile home. She asked how much. I said it would be around $1200 and I had a place to move it to. (I paid cash for the mobile home from the money I saved, serving in Iraq.) She said she would see what she could do. So I continued looking at options. She told me she could help and I thought I found the help so I quit other options and focused on moving the trailer. I had guy coming to move the home and the day they were to be paid and move my trailer, she wouldn't answer messages. Days later, she answered but by this time, the guys had been called off. By the time I could get another crew out, would be past the date I was given to move my property. She didn't care that I had lost my home. Even her husband knew absolutely nothing about it. This is who they are. A lot of promises, they still get paid, and yet, no results as long as they can get donations. Now I see they are committing stolen valor and their reviews on Facebook tell all you need to know about these crooks.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have been reading recent reviews and Military with PTSD responses to some older reviews, and my concluson is that there are some people who really need to learn to read better and/or properly educate themselves. The people running Military with PTSD are totally lying to the public about this lawsuit of theirs, when they claim that it proved such things as, "the founders have not lied about J_____’s Military service." Their civil, and uncontested lawsuit (other parties to suit did not "appear" in legal fashion), did not do what they are saying it did in that matter. Besides, the "President" of Military with PTSD himself claimed, in writing, that his "MOS" was "SAR", for "Search and Rescue". Look at his military record yourselves people, since the Military with PTSD people have posted it on their own website (I would list the name of the "President" of Military with PTSD, but then my review will not be posted due to the rules of GreatNonprofits). No he did not have "Search and REscue" as an MOS, didn't happen. And that's just one of their totally dishonest claims. Don't let these people, or this org, fool you. Google them. Please do your own thorough research people.

David P.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 7 year old daughter and myself had such an amazing time at the Darci Lynne Show in Louisville KY. Military with PTSD not only gave us tickets to the sold out show, they also surprised us with meet and greet bands.

My daughter said it was the best day of her life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Do your own research. This nonprofit has been accused of horrific things, yet they recently won a federal lawsuit. I encourage everyone to actually read the lawsuit not just believe the twisted version being put out by individuals that have nothing better to do. The deciding factor for me to stop listening to people saying they are a fraud is when the recent financials released by this nonprofit have been completely ignored. The lawsuit and Financials show the founders are not about money as claimed by others. Don't believe the hateful things said by one group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Shawn a couple of years ago. Her honesty and selflessness of her mission within “Military with PTSD Inc” oozed with truth and trust. I reached out to her due to my own sadness of events. She was able to bring answers to questions I had in a noble and truthful way. Something that is missing in todays world. I want to thank her and her husband for all the thousands of hours they spent assisting many many of us that suffered PTSD in what we the public experienced. Their dedication in seeing truth and honesty gave the rest of us hope once again. They gave so much, because they believe in who and what they are. They are leaders and troopers in their own right.
Thank you both deeply.
Heather Stahnke
New Zealand.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great time seeing and getting meet Darci Lynne. Thank you for providing my family with this wonderful opportunity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for giving my family a once in a lifetime opportunity. My kids are still talking about the amazing time and the surprise Meet and Greet Military with PTSD surprised us with!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Young nonprofit that is learning. They have been very helpful to me and I will continue to recommend them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Shawn at the Darci Lynne show on September 30th and was immediately taken by her sweet nature and overwhelming kindness. I brought my daughter to the show and though my daughter is not a veteran. She has been diagnosed with Autism and Dmdd which is a mental health disorder. My daughter has a very big presence when she is excited. Boy was she excited to see Darci Lynne. For her this was more than just a show. Shawn heard about her and surprised us by taking us back stage. My daughter got to sing to Darci Lynne. For one night people saw past the things she struggles with and embraced the real awesome her. For one night she spread her wings and flew. I can't thank you enough Shawn, we will never forget this night.

2 Brenda H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

What totally awesome show! So thankful to be able to go see Darci 's show. For me it wasn't just the show on the stage that was so enjoyable. It was also seeing the kids around me and my HUSBAND enjoying it. Our group had a leaving right away, so sad to miss the meet and greet. I did how ever ask permission to give our passes to some children. One of my friends was in line before them and told me how excited those kids were. Bless twice. Enjoyment of the show and the ability to pass more on to some kids. Win win for all.

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Military with PTSD 10/03/2018

Brenda, take a look at the review above yours. That is the young lady who was given the last two meet and greet passes you had!

2 Amanda A.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had such an amazing night. Great 6 year wedding anniversary surprise!!!! Thank you!!!!!

1 Cynthia K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shawn was the most energetic and exciting person to work with. She has done the most inviting thing ever by getting a smile on my husbands face and gotten him out of the house!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my professional opinion, Military with PTSD is an exceptional organization that provides a consistent level of support to military members and their families via a variety of educational and community offerings. The Board, composed of individuals who work diligently to ensure that the best interest of the veterans and their spouses is maintained, has done so under unrelenting false accusations. MwPTSD won a Federal lawsuit against individuals who perpetuated an International scam. Yet despite clear evidence, and support from multiple organizations, a few individuals continue their attacks of false and misguiding claims.

2 Hildie V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

amazing organization, they have helped my family so much since i first met shawn in missouri. she has been a blessing to our family. I met her back in 2010 or 2011. thanks for everything. so sad many fake 1 star reviews from people not involved. just from hearsay. slandering

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Bought and read the book these people wrote (the people who run this business). Supposed to be about Ptsd, but seemed like faked drama to me. Not sure what else they actually do, or why people give them money. Looked at their website and Facebook again recently and don't see things worth donating to. I remember they used to call their business a Counseling Service and they got in trouble for that being a lie a long while ago. Won't support them. Hope people read this.

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Military with PTSD 09/18/2018

Where are you getting the information the "We got in trouble for that being a lie" We never got in trouble and have always been very clear everything we do is peer to peer.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

The people who run this "Military with PTSD, Inc" are trouble! Please look them up (since Greatnonprofits doesn't want me to list their names here). I have been following their situation for years and can say there is really good reason for them to be under investigations. There are way better orgs out there to donate to and support who are actually supporting Veterans and family members in great ways. I would strongly recommend you don't put your money into this one.

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military_with_ptsd 09/16/2018

Your information and comments are not based on proven facts and court rulings. We are compliant with all state registrations at this time except for one. We are currently working on resolving issue with that state and have sent them all the information they have requested.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I used to support this charity, and the people running it, until I found out the truth about who they really are. I'm super surprised to see they are still in operation after all that information came out about the fake Veteran Facebook profiles the charity's founders had created and used to gain attention and popularity, and even worse, using those fake Veteran profiles to create fake "suididal Veteran" situations so they could be seen as some sort of charity superheroes or something. Like, who uses fakes suicides to gain attention? All this information and more can be found in internet searches, so I'm confused why people still support them. There are way better, actually honest, veterans charities out there to support.

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military_with_ptsd 09/16/2018

There is no basis or proof to what you are claiming. We have recently won a federal lawsuit proving Military with PTSD is not a fraud. The founders do not have lengthy criminal histories and that the founders have not lied about Justin’s Military service. If you look, currently the Havok Journal article has been taken down until their team verifies all the proof and information the Gourley’s have provided them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The people who run this so-called charity are a joke. I agree with those of you who have said they are "learning" (when you helped give the excuse that they were just a "young nonprofit"). They are learning to get better at lying to the public and, so far, getting away with it! Now they are lying about some civil lawsuit that they are declaring has cleared them of any possibility of criminal charges or actions. Civil lawsuit exonerating from CRIMINAL charges? Hard to believe they are still in business!

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military_with_ptsd 09/16/2018

The founders have done nothing to warrant any criminal charges as the Federal Court has already ruled Military with PTSD is not a fraud, they Gourley’s do not have a criminal history, and Justin Gourley did not lie about his service. The entire lawsuit can be found on our website.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with the Founders of this nonprofit are that they are incredibly kindhearted and generous with their efforts to help those who really need it. I can't speak highly enough of what they are doing to help veterans. I wish them all the best in growing their charity organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Not good. I liked the idea at first, but what started as possible good intentions has turned into a quest for recognition and notoriety. Very sad.....

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Incorrect as our recent federal lawsuit proves the exact opposite. https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

These people misrepresent themselves and actual veterans with PTSD. Their whole organization is built on lies. It's shameful.

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Please see our recent Federal Lawsuit that proves this information is incorrect https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very proud of what they have accomplished. 3,000 signs in 2 weeks pretty much just 2 of them. They worked and proud I serve with them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The videos for the mil kids are very good and helpful. And the videos for caregivers. Thank you so much.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Military With PTSD excellent job with the Veteran Firework Signs. Many vets were helped this year.

7 TL P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member, I am in the unique position of helping shape and implement new programs, helping Shawn and Justin continue to help our veterans and their families, and making sure that everything we do is what is best and safest for our members. Being on-page with our members, I get to watch the thinking process, see knowledge being shared, see the written evidence that someone else found a suggestion intriguing enough to pursue, or hearing from someone who's already used that idea and used it successfully. The almost constant learning and education process we have on-page is different but effective. I'm so proud to be a part of Military with PTSD as both a board member and an admin. While we do have 'I'm human, I made a mistake' moments, like with our fireworks signs, we do our absolute best to learn everything we can from our successes and mistakes so that we can continue to grow and continue to make the best possible decisions in and for the future.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for all your hard work helping veterans and their families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Very proud of all the hard work. Keep it up you are making a difference.

5 Kevin137

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This page has saved mine and many other lives!!! So wonderful to have such a resource!!!!

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Military with PTSD 10/31/2015

Thank you Kevin. We are here anytime you need us brother.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for giving out the free firework signs. And for doing what you do.

6 Braken B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These guys are the best. Free signs to vets not paying a dime.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

https://www.facebook.com/MilitarywithPTSDFRAUD
Please look at this site to see the allegations and evidence against the organization. They are currently under multiple state and federal investigations at this time. Please be careful in uploading your documentation to this organization-not only is it not necessary, it is being uploaded to an unsecure site that is shared with their children and game devices.
Also see this site for an interview with another of their former admins and combat veteran--http://www.breachbangclear.com/combat-vet-yard-signs-follow-up/

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Our website is very secure, and we do not store any documentation as we have always used Wufoo to collect information securely. We have also recently won our federal lawsuit proving the allegations to be false which can be found here: https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have followed this page for a few years and questioned some of their tactics regarding their status and categorizing themselves as mental health and counseling. I am glad to see that all of this is finally coming out. IRS fraud-making fake profiles-fake suicide attempts by those accounts are just a few other issues. I pray that no other veteran will be scammed by this organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

How come 15 out of the 20 5-Star ratings are being generated from the same IP address? Hmmm

First thought that comes to mind F*R*A*UD
Second thought that comes to mind F*A*K*E C*H*A*R*I*T*Y
Third thought that comes to mind S*H*A*M*E*F*U*L

I am very conflicted as to what I want to see happen to Justin and Shawn. On one hand I want them shut down NOW to stop the horrible damage they are inflicting. Then on the other hand I want them to continue in order to gather as much evidence as possible. They are in scramble mode right now .

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

We have recently won our federal lawsuit proving claims like this are false and defamatory. https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This non-profit is a scam and a danger to veterans. They 'help' only those they want too, and have purposely induced, severe PTSD responses from myself and possibly others. I am scared to think of how their actions have affected many veterans on the verge of suicide. I am full belief that this site should be taken down a charges filed against the owners.

14 Maria121

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I would have given 0 stars if allowed. I warn anyone who has dealing with the administrators of this organization. The owner is constantly asking for donations or money from Veterans with promises to provide them with a service, and the service never happens. This organization has done nothing for Veterans, but steal their money. There is not one action this organization can prove they have accomplished anything towards helping Veterans, but to manipulate them or their families. There is factual paperwork proof of their scams though. Please beware and stay away from this organization and Facebook page.

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Our recent federal lawsuit win proves your comments are false and misleading. https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I am an actual licensed therapist who works with PTSD every day. I am not only angry about the information that they have had revealed, buy I am concerned about the danger this organization poses to Veterans with PTSD. So many take their lives while battling PTSD, and the leaders of this group rroutinely get into fights and cause nore problems for Veyerans seeking them out for help. It would be no suprise to learn that this group helped to contribute to a situtation that led to a suicide. This group turns away help offered by professionals, yet lists their site as a "Mental Health" facility. This needs to be shut down and charges filled against their leaders.

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Military with PTSD 11/02/2014

We report suicidal content to Facebook and have at times involved law enforcement by us calling our self. We also give them the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 hotline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing job!!! Thank you so much for helping our veterans and their families!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great job helping veterans and their families. Proud to see the work you do!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Gotta luv da haters! U know ur doing sumthing rite when this many want to take u down. Keep it up. U still help whole lot of us. Realz...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Many many thanks to a group that saved my friends life. You are all saints

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a very small non profit they are growing huge strides even though they just got the 501c3 status in July 2014

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you Military with PTSD staff and volunteers for all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome organization to volunteer for and helping a lot of great families.

6 Heather193

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Military with PTSD Shawn Gourley is amazing. She saved my brothers life. She knew exactly how to talk to him. He was a vet and had recently got out of the army and was suicidal flashbacks and PTSD escalated..I can't thank Shawn enough for her help and passion I'm knowing what to do and say.

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Military with PTSD 10/31/2015

Thank you very much Heather!

3 vetkid

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping me understand PTSD and my parent

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Proud of what Military with PTSD has done and continues to do.

2 Curtis F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I learned about MWPTSD through a friend who was publishing The War At Home for the founders. I read the book and knew they had first-hand experience living through life with PTSD. Their compassion, capacity for observing what is going on around them, and their blunt self-awareness were clearly what our culture needs to deal with the PTSD epidemic that has been created. I have watched them reach out to a collective that is, by design, paranoid and terrified, and sadly with very good reason. The courage that I have seen in their determination to help and to stay on the forefront of a compassionate challenge impresses me every day.

As a Veteran who does not suffer PTSD, I have many friends and loved ones who do have PTSD, and I felt that being on the board of directors was one way I could help the next generation to move through this awful time in our history with hope.

I believe in MWPTSD. I believe in the people who founded MWPTSD. I encourage you to read all the reviews here, and come see how it is run for yourself. I am finding transparency and clarity to be key parts of the organization, and it is only through diligence on our part, and open-eyed participation on your part that MWPTSD can rise above a few paranoid and terrified people to serve our veterans.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I joined MWPTSD in 2011, and within a year made a conscientious decision to discontinue accessing this group. It became very evident that this site was a forum for the Gourleys to promote themselves and completely exaggerate their "expertise" on PTSD. Granted, they ARE experts on PTSD in their own family, I give them that. However their responses to members were often very unprofessional, incredibly narrow-minded and opinionated, and they would often end up back-tracking to cover for ignorant responses by themselves or admins. The constant self-promotion and over-the-top idolization of Ms. Gourley was truly disturbing, and for me, discredited this group significantly. I am not at all surprised to read (and believe) the well-researched allegations of fraud. Spouses were often berated and told that they were "triggering" veterans. I must ask the question, then: while Ms. Gourley was fabricating fake member profiles, and fabricating suicide attempts so that she alone could race in and "save" yet another veteran's life, how many veteran's suffered increased symptoms of PTSD? How many veterans did SHE trigger, simply in an attempt to build her own pedestal higher? How can someone who professes to be about helping veterans play such a cruel and dangerous joke on them? Please read all of the fake profiles and all of the evidence. Make an informed decision to shut these destructive, power hungry people down. We love our veterans! We love military families! None should be exposed to such con artists whose goals are glory, fame, and fortune at the expense of our veterans and active duty military, and the families who love them. No, I'm not surprised at all.....

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Been supporting this for a while now, with all the allegations and lies I decided to actually look at ALL the evidence.
I see a married couple using vets with PTSD and it makes me sick! I have been fake issues being brought to the table for example...fake profiles created and then suicide threats! Who does that! Who uses issues our vets go through for them to gain praise!

Trust was broken and this so called non profit shouldn't even be on this great page!

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Please read our recent federal lawsuit https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have followed this organization for years and a few years ago I started questioning a lot of information and things that I was seeing.. I would not recommend this organization to anyone.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Tampa, FL – One of the most difficult things veterans with PTS deal with is Trust. We struggle to trust even those who we care about. Learning to trust others takes enormous effort and time…lots of time. For civilians, trusting people with your money is equally risky. When you choose to support charities, you do the research but in the end, it is the “smell test”…that good feeling you get when you believe you have made a good choice. When veterans are the focus of the charity, it is almost guaranteed that people will trust the charity ~ this can be beneficial to both the charity and the veterans they serve. It can be a recipe for disaster when the motives of the charity are self-serving.

Less than a year ago, many will recall the actions of “Bobby Thompson.” “Thompson was convicted Nov. 14 of racketeering, theft, money laundering and 12 counts of identity theft… (he was) convicted of running a charity scam that stole millions of dollars intended for Navy veterans…”

The outrage in the veteran community was palpable. Charities and veterans advocates across the nation suffered downturns in donations as a result. We all were a little more jaded and cautious when donating or offering assistance to Veterans in need.

Several weeks ago, VeteranWarriors was contacted by an agent of a Federal law enforcement agency, investigating the actions of the leadership of a national non-profit organization called, “Military with PTSD” (MWPTSD). We cooperated with the agent, answered questions to the best of our ability and thought the matter was concluded. Shortly afterward, a “Whistleblower” (former employee of MWPTSD) contacted us as well.

This person had worked for MWPTSD for 3 ½ years and had accumulated a large body of “evidence” of fraud and unethical actions by the leadership of MWPTSD, in the name of wounded Veterans suffering from PTS and their families. We have been given copies of the “evidence” and have reviewed it carefully before making this decision.

VeteranWarriors had a brief working relationship with the leaders of MWPTSD, solely for the purposes of an isolated project. These recent revelations have proven that to be ill-conceived. Effective immediately, VeteranWarriors has no affiliation or association with MWPTSD, its officers, agents or employees.

While it is not our place to pass legal judgment on the actions of others, VeteranWarriors believes that our nation’s heroes deserve only the most honorable, truthful and transparent actions we advocates can provide and that it is our duty to hold ourselves and those we work with to those standards.

Additional evidence can be found here: http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/10/11/using-veterans-fraud-advocate-enemy/

And here: http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/33671104/file.html

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Federal Court has found Military with PTSD is not a fraud and that statement is false. https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/ Evidence presented in Federal court proved the Gourley's have personally carried the organization financially. The Gourley's have used over $30,000 of their personal money to keep MWPTSD operational. All of the financials are now released and can be seen here: https://www.militarywithptsd.org/2015-2017-financials/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I am a OIF and OEF Vet and after reading the information that has come forth about this organization I find it appalling..

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

The information that was put out was false and misleading. https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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Client Served

Rating: 1

This is a very obviously fraudulent organization. With evidence that has come to light, I have lost ALL faith in them. Just awful.

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

The "evidence" was never correct as it only showed what certain people wanted it to show. The full evidence used in Federal Court proved we are not fraudulent https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My experience with this organization started out very hopeful. I thought the Gourleys were "above board" and had a great mission. It has been devastating to me to realize that there are SO many misleading things going on with them. I am so upset about how all of this appears to be hurting the greater Wounded Veteran Community.

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Very sad that things were twisted in such a way. Please see the federal lawsuit we recently won https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

10 Earl Hayes

General Member of the Public

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I am personally Involved Directly in what happens at MWPTSD and I will stop at nothing to make sure they are 'EXPOSED" for the CROOKS they are. I operate an online Internet Radio Station in love and support for Our Hero's and it's 'CROOKS' like this that cause THE REAL DEAL like me and the radio to struggle. I never ever ask anyone for funds for any reason, as I do have a donate button on the radio website in plain view and I figure that if people want to donate, to help support the radio, they will on their own, No need for me to hound them to do so. MWPTSD, Instead if addressing a serious issue, that happened in plain view of everyone on that sight, Chose a side and defended that side, (Of which the 'F' Bomb for no reason was dropped upon me for no reason out of hate and anger). I did nothing to earn the 'F' bomb, and the ADMIN of the group, after I notified them about this happening in public in that group, came in and CHOSE THE SIDE OF THE PERSON THAT DROPPED THE 'F' BOMB. They refused to even begin to understand what the original issue was, THEY CHOSE A SIDE AND DEFENDED IT STILL TO THIS DAY..The Admin of the group SHAWN GOURLEY is not licensed to operate any type of group like this, and by the way my case was handled in the group, it clearly shows they are incapable of handling or helping anyone. YOU NEVER CHOOSE A SIDE. and that's exactly what happened. I have it all saved with dated screenshots.

>>>> MILITARY WITH PTSD - "Beware of This Group" !!

This is not me Just being upset with something and posting angryly here. As anyone can remember, I am Involved wirth the PAUL ANDREW REYES Case in Oregon, and I had made a 1 paragraph post in over 100 military groups on FACEBOOK for possible help and sharing of this information on Andrew. I had Posted 2 days in a row, (24 hrs between each post), and I got a VERY NASTY AND VIOLENT response from this MENTAL HEATH Group.

I had contacted the OWNER of the Group, and this OWNER represented the PTSD MENTAL HEALTH GROUP in the most wrong fashion. "THIS PERSON TOOK A SIDE". In a PTSD mental Health Group, You NEVER PICK A SIDE !
You hear BOTH SIDES and come up with a resolution that is acceptable by both, (ALL) parties involved. NEVER PICK A SIDE.

>> I have since found out that this is BIGGER than I ever could've Imagined and I am PROUD & HONORED to be a part of the ONGOING, (Long before I ever got involved), investigations into this group. The OWNER/ FOUNDER of the Group IS NOT a Licensed Practitioner of ANY PTSD/ MENTAL HEALTH issues. The ONLY Ties this person has to know anything at all about what they are trying to provide help for, is that this person is MARRIED to a soldier/ Veteran who is claiming PTSD Due to the fact the Veteran was told to watch TRAINING VIDEO'S in Boot Camp and in Schooling after Boot Camp. This FOUNDER has Created several FAKE PROFILES, (Each of which claim to be a different veteran suffering from some sort of PTSD issue), and the utilize this as demonstrations as to how this "PTSD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP" has helped save their life. It's the same person, One claiming to need serious help and the other is providing expert trained and educated care, and BOTH ARE FAKE !! We have the DOCUMENTED & SCREEN SHOTTED Proof, (Lot's Of Pics and Documents), and The people in Charge of this investigation have already, (Before I got Involved), contacted all the correct people and Organizations to have this group investigated By Professionals and they are in the middle of all this now.

>> This is very serious to not get involved with this group. They are on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, & Other places on the net. They, (THE PTSD GROUP), are falsely representing and are also taking donations under a 501(c)(3) Registered Non-Profit Status. They are only using all this to "SELL A BOOK" That the Founder of the PTSD Group has written about PTSD, (Keeping in Mind the Founder is 'NOT" anything other than the "WIFE" Of a PTSD VET....NOTHING MORE).

Please avoid this group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They lied to the press and a member of Congress. Many of us supported them. We were lied to.

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

No one lied to Congress or the press please see our federal lawsuit https://www.militarywithptsd.org/2015-2017-financials/

14 Dean5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This organization is defrauding the Veterans it claims to serve. It should be removed from this website. It is not a great non-profit, it is actually a complete scam. Here is all the evidence to support this: http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/10/using-veterans-fraud-advocate-enemy/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

When I joined this site a couple years ago I was chased off by Shawn's "clique" because I had opposing views at times and if I disagreed with Shawn ever (which, we've been living with PTSD and treatments longer than Shawn and her husband had so I felt my views and experiences were just as valid as hers), all of a sudden I had these same people jumping down my throat and even cussing at me! I left. Come to find out that those "friends" of hers that jump to back her up so brutally are possibly fake accounts that she has created. Very disappointing. Their initial behavior and attitude towards me wanting to help (if you're looking for help you're invited to the page but if you want to try and help others you're not welcome apparently) was unacceptable. Wish I had kept proof back then of their ridiculous behaviors so I could help spare others from falling victim to their abuse, but I did not. Use this group at your own risk.

1 Chrissy C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my husband was diagnosed with PTSD, I had no where to turn, no one to talk to for years. While researching a program, I stumbled across Military with PTSD. After doing some reading on them and reading the book written by the founders, I finally felt like I found a place my husband and I belonged. They have been tremendously supportive and kind in their email correspondence with me. They opened my eyes to a world that I thought I existed in alone. Thank you, Military with PTSD. Together, we can get through anything!

5 Mdixon16

Volunteer

Rating: 1

It was brought to my attention that this organization has been committing fraud on numerous occasions in various ways. I took time to review all of the evidence presented to me regarding this fraud and concluded that I can no longer be a part of an organization that would do such a disservice to our wounded warriors and the veteran community as a whole. This organization appears to be about nothing more than self-promotion and self-interest. I can only hope that this organization does not cause any more harm to the veteran community and that no lives are lost due to their manipulation

2 Cari2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Military with PTSD has helped me in many different ways. both my husband and son served in iraq. Both came home so different. I am also a veteran who suffered mst. I am now my husbands caregiver. there are so many people that tell you their story and what worked for them, helps me see others options and avenues to use to help all of us. this page has helped me understand I am not alone in this fight. I get alot of advice from the people that have gone through or are still going through the same stuff i am. i have recommended this page and the book to many people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have received much comfort in knowing I am not alone In dealing with my husband's military related PTSD. Military with PTSD is a great comfort and and support to myself and my family and they don't even know how much they have helped us.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had multiple interactions with Military with PTSD as well as it's founders. As the head of a company that deals daily 24/7 with the PTSD community as well as with Vets, I can not say enough about the down to Earth, hands on effort this organization brings to the table. Few understand the life and challenges of those who walk the day to day issues involved with being a Vet with PTSD or their partner, that to include relationship focuses, suicide realities, or V.A/ accessing medical the way I've witnessed this Nonprofit bring real life tools & examples to those looking for help. They don't just talk the talk, they walk it out as practically and tangibly as anyone could ask for. We refer people to them constantly, and have staff who've turned to them for assistance as well. I have nothing but the deepest of respect for their work and who they are as individuals. Steffany Baker President and Co-Founder ZARZAND Inc. www.zarzand.com

1 Doc S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MMilitary with PTSD is by far the best site I've found dealing with PTSD. They are extremely helpful and have a great understanding of the issues that we face.

3 Martin F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Military with PTSD has created a community where people can come for help in facing a tough issue, they have worked to create a safe, supportive environment. They are able to make people feel safe enough to share deeply personal stories in order to help others by letting them see that they are not alone in their fight. They are great for sharing resources, contacts, and support, I cannot adequately say how much I believe in their cause.