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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Counseling, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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.

Community Stories

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

A friend introduced me to this incredible organization nearly a year ago and I am forever indebted to her and the organization! Patricia and other staff members helped me understand the depression and PTSD of the military sexual trauma I'd experienced and started the healing process I desperately needed.To continue my healing and help others do the same, I have volunteered for many of the program's supported by Patricia and the Starfish Foundation and find them to have impeccable integrity, compassion and a true gift for helping people deal with the toughest of situations with excellence and elegance!Because of my involvement with this organization, I am finding new joy every day and the courage to live life fully!



Rating: 5

As a military mental health technician with a specialty in combat psychiatry I was trained in clinical theory. As a Veteran working in the Veterans Community I have seen how Post Traumatic Stress has affected Veterans and their family’s daily lives. Traditional interventions are often not enough. Vets Journey Home helps Veterans reach into the body and soul of their experience to begin the healing process for themselves and their families. It returns honor to what it means to be a Veteran. Please help support Vets Journey Home through the Starfish Foundation. Best Regards, Vera Roddy US Air Force, 1977-1992, Cold War/Desert Shield/Desert Storm BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a Vietnam veteran carrying some ghosts for over 30 years. The experience of Vets Journey Home helped me let go of these ghost and find closer to feelings that were bottled up inside me for many years.

3 Starthrower


Rating: 5

The Starfish Foundation has made it possible for us to heal deeply wounded hearts from military combat/experiences. Vets Journey Home (http://www.vetsjourneyhome.org) receives hundreds of volunteer hours from all involved and every dollar the Starfish Foundation provides goes directly to program delivery. To hear the vets speak of their first full night's sleep in 30 years, or feeling connected to their families again, is so very rewarding and worthwhile. They were willing to give all. Thank you Starfish Foundation for making it possible for us to give back!