Operation Purple Healing Adventures

Goal: $ 50000

No of Donation: 183

 

 

Goal: $ 50000
Amount Raised: $ 7840
Remaining : $ 42160
No of Donation : 183
Category : Education
Url : http://www.militaryfamily.org
Contact Number : 703-931-6632
Address : 3601 Eisenhower Ave
State : Alexandria
City : VA
Country : US
Zipcode : 22304

Challenge

Half of today's military is married - with more than one million children. As difficult as the absence of a service member may be, rejoining their families - particularly for wounded warriors -- may be equally or more challenging. After repeated separations, many service members struggle to readjust smoothly at home and reestablish a parenting role with children and spouses who worked hard to successfully adapt to life without them.

Solution

To fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect Uniformed Services families and reflect the Nation's respect for their service.
Operation Purple Healing Adventures are family retreats designed specifically to help families dealing with injuries, including PTSD or TBI. Healing Adventures offer a place to rediscover family-fun and togetherness, specifically for those families trying to adjust to a "new normal." "It pulled us closer together and at the same time took me out of my comfort zone. Never made to feel like our sickness and challenges are handicaps." -Service Member dad

Long-Term Impact

Each Retreat also includes structured activities that have been carefully designed to support resiliency-building, communication, and parenting skills. These activities are all aimed at helping families learn to cope with challenges that are hindering their family connectedness. This year, we were able to serve more than 700 military family members - but we would love to be able to do more. We are helping these families heal by strengthening their bonds as a family.

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