My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Life Renewed International Inc, Douglasville, GA, USA
I apologize ahead of time for any misspellings or add a word phrases I am using voice writing system because of some of my nerve damage issues working on keyboards can hardly .
I learned of a veteran gathering will be in an impression at the Emory veterans program VSO Show me a flyer of the Warrior not forgotten, group class every Thursdayit was located in dallas ga, where I reside at now for the last five years sent being medical discharge from the Marine Corps.be in there allows me to build up my veterans network ,so many of us but we don't know where all even though I can't do much I still try to help other veterans, even though I'm still trying to fight my battles on my side. I know I can't do it alone again they together we can help also from the elder Vet always look for guidance from them might be too Young is in my group many things am humbled when I'm told that apparently I provide something to it you know I don't know what really good learning for meI want me hope that this helps other veterans not just me for when I healing So does the others veterans a come to the class as well.
Review for K9s For Warriors, Ponte Vedra, FL, USA
As a graduate from this program, I recommend it to future participants. To begin the process for enrollment into this program:
-I had to do an application
- have at least three recommendations (from doctors/coworkers/people who have known you for a long time)
- phone interview (I had two)
- in person interview
- stay for three and one half weeks in the program under supervision while they train the dog to partner with you, observe you and how you react with and without your companion, and take the two of you to various local places/events to see how the partnership withstands stress related surroundings/triggers.
Once they thought the two of us bonded and was compatible they started working with us. If for any reason they thought one pet was not as compatible as they would like, they simply saved it for a different person in hopes to find a good grouping. (For those who don't know what I mean: some dogs bond better with some people, while others bond better with others. Everyone and every pet (companion) is different and has different personailties that they are compatible with). Although I have had many issues returning from my duty in them USMC including PTSD and TBI, I have gained confidence and learned better self control within large crowds, in which I would have anxiety and tend to have anger episodes or easily distressed within, since this program. The program was not made to cure any illnesses, but only to support healthy and beneficial reactions, support, and encouragement in which their program supplies as well as the companions they supply. Pets have been known to provide support and encouragement when some veterans/warriors feel that adapting to civilian life is impossible, they also are there when they (veterans/warriors) family or loved ones leave or simply do not know to comfort them after returning from war. Therefore, some of the stress is relieved within and outside of the home. (Again, it's impossible to believe every memory, illness, or issue will completely disappear..... I mean it has taken years to get where I'm at today and I still have a ways to go). I believe in this group, and have continued to help fellow warriors/veterans find their way here, and I cannot count how many of my guys who have went has called and said "You know man, you have helped me more than you could ever know by referring me to k9s." There is even a annual run in Albany Marine base, in Albany, GA to support local veterans/warriors to attend this program. It's a great place to learn, bond, and grow. I have and always will support, encourage, and spread the word about this organization.
-former graduate Torres (and "Ruey")