Military service, no matter your branch or time served, is an incredible path for anyone to pursue. Men and women throughout the United States and across the globe work tirelessly to ensure the defense of our nation. However, military service doesn’t come without a cost. In addition to the physical strain placed on our service members, military service is taxing on the mind. From alcohol problems, depression, divorce, and the like, the issues veterans face are like anyone else; however, too often our veterans are without the support they need to overcome such challenges. At The Resilience Project, we look to change this.
The Resilience Project was founded by two local combat veterans who had to figure out how to transition into being a civilian without the help of their local community. It was a long and arduous process which took many years of trial and error before they were able to find a reason to live a life worth living. We want to assist other veterans in their own transition into becoming a civilian through a three prong approach of education, resources, and creating the strong tight knit community we left behind; so they don’t have to go through all of the failures that we have already endured.
Whether you’re a veteran struggling to make a life for yourself, or someone looking to support the veterans in your community, reach out to The Resilience Project to join our growing community and support network. Learn more by contacting The Resilience Project today via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine vet, former machine gunner, served in Afghanistan. Father to a beautiful little girl named Amelia. Experienced the full force of a rough transition and the problems of not having a strong local veteran community to not only lean on but to inform me of the basic services offered to assist me. One step at a time I was able to pull myself out of “rock bottom” and now run a Real Estate team and am in a position to be the change I wanted to see in the Vet community. Fitness, Work, and Dad duties are my life.
As a combat veteran myself, I have gone through just about every stereotype there is for veterans; depression, alcohol dependency issues, you name it. It took me a while to figure it out, but somehow I found a way out of that hole and have created a life for myself worth living. I want to share this knowledge with my fellow brothers and sisters. I want to give them a chance to find what I found: a life worth living.