The creation of The Ripple Effect - Helping Veterans and Families Heal was created to honor my son.
Our goal is to provide reintegration-into-our-society workshops and information for our veterans and the public.
To prevent SUICIDE by assisting with the reintegration among Veterans by connecting them with Resources, Organizations and other Veterans that help the Veteran and their Families Heal.
There is a huge social issue in our country today within the Veteran community - Military Veterans make up approximately 7% of the country's population, yet account for 20% of the overall suicide rate.
This despair has been created when services, which are meant to reintegrate the veteran back into society, are too difficult to navigate and are often unavailable. The Ripple Effect - Helping Veterans and Families Heal, implements the Veteran's goals to help remedy this frustration through three ways: education, collaboration and follow through.
First, we educate Veterans as well as their loved ones and the community about the reintegration process with an emphasis on the prevention of suicide and the overall success of the Veteran.
Second, the collaboration of community partners who choose to work with the Ripple Effect in an effort to provide the necessary resources to fulfill the needs of the Veteran and their family, to include: food, clothing, housing, employment, volunteer and community service projects, physical and behavioral health struggles, etc.
Lastly, is the follow through by connecting Veterans with a Veteran Mentor that will work closely with them to ensure their success and to build a close long-lasting relationship.
The outcome of the Ripple Effect philosophy of education, collaboration, and follow through is to successfully reintegrate the Veteran and their family back into society. The prevention of suicide will occur naturally as all the needs for reintegration have been met.
We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization and your donations are greatly appreciated and will assist us in facilitating our programs to Veterans and to impact our Veteran Community.
Support the Ripple Effect in honor of Joel Alan McNeil.
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