Project New Hope Description

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Project New Hope Description

  1. 2. <ul><li>OUR MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ALL Combat Vets and their families education, training and skills in a relaxed rural setting that elevate their ability to manage life experiences. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>OUR GOAL </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate – Serve ALL Combat Vets with focus on OIF/OEF. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term - Become a national leader. </li></ul>
  3. 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  4. 5. <ul><li>Bruce Billington – US Navy Veteran, PNH Founder and current Board Chair. </li></ul><ul><li>PDG Dale Johansen – Vietnam Vet, Board Treasurer, 5M9 Cabinet Treasurer, 5M9 Project New Hope Chair. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Hall – MSW, LCSW, Major (Ret) serves as the Northern Tier Returning Veterans Outreach Program Coordinator. PNH lead counselor. </li></ul><ul><li>Legal council – </li></ul><ul><li>TBD </li></ul>Executive Board
  5. 6. Board <ul><li>Georgann Rumsey – Friendship Ventures. </li></ul><ul><li>Lion Evie Ladd - PNH Children's Activities Coordinator. </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Mills – Wounded Iraqi Vet, creator of www.fortheveteran.com . </li></ul><ul><li>Reggie Worlds – MN VA Director of Veterans Programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Vessel – Former Senior Policy Advisor for Gov. Timothy Pawlenty. </li></ul><ul><li>PCC Bert Nelson </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry Braam – Owner, AJB Outdoors </li></ul>
  6. 7. Typical Weekend Retreat
  7. 8. Arrive Friday around 1600, Lions help check-in and all other aspects
  8. 9. Dinner around 1800
  9. 10. Quick session for adults following dinner
  10. 11. Allows counselors to identify their audience
  11. 12. Children are entertained during the Friday session.
  12. 13. After session, activities for all retreat goers takes place
  13. 14. Saturday – two to three sessions occur. Sessions are based on group need.
  14. 15. Afternoon free time for the families
  15. 16. One-on-ones between Vets and/or families are available during the free time.
  16. 17. “ Camp fire sessions” Some of the retreats best work takes place around the campfire.
  17. 18. Sunday Activities – One session in the morning followed by time to reflect on the weekend’s activities.
  18. 19. The entire family is involved.
  19. 20. <ul><li>Youth activities, sessions, and counselors are available. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Daycare provided as necessary
  21. 22. Past participants come back and volunteer at retreats.
  22. 23. Camps that we use Eden Wood Center Camp New Hope Camp Friendship
  23. 24. Our Sponsors
  24. 25. OIF/OEF Vet Retreat Participant Comments Following a Retreat
  25. 26. “ Everybody has their own challenges With reintegration, But it's good to know/see/feel That it is normal.”
  26. 27. “ Everyone there was absolutely wonderful And has pulled our family from the brink of destruction.”
  27. 28. Vietnam Vet Retreat Participant Comments Following a Retreat
  28. 29. “ What was really heartwarming to me was that there are still some people who really do care.”
  29. 30. “ It is without a doubt The most rewarding & helpful session I have ever attended.”
  30. 31. “ If this would have been available to me 15 years ago, things would have been different.”
  31. 32. News and Updates
  32. 35. Best New Project in North America
  33. 36. Everyday Hero’s
  34. 37. Thank You!

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