Day 2 Afternoon Breakout Session 7 Panel on VSO Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

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  • 1. Navy Safe Harbor y Foundation Serving Seriously Wounded, Ill and Injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and their Families Navy Safe Harbor Foundation 3631 Ransom Place Alexandria, Virginia 22306 Al d i Vi i i www.safeharborfoundation.org christopher.cole@safeharborfoundation.orgThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2009 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 2. Navy Safe HarborMission S i i Statement Navy Safe Harbor is the Navys lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, , , j , Coast Guardsmen, and their families. Through proactive leadership we provide a leadership, lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of our shipmates recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities. i t ti ti itiThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 2
  • 3. Support Services Pay and personnel issues Invitational travel orders Home, transportation, and workplace accommodations , p , p Child and youth programs Personal and family counseling Legal and guardianship issues Education, job training, and employment assistance Commissary and exchange access Respite care TBI/PTSD support services Transition support to VA And much more The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 3
  • 4. Support Staff Non-Medical Care Managers  Supported b HQ b S t d by HQ-based subject matter experts d bj t tt t  Provide personalized assistance throughout all phases of recovery, rehabilitation, and recovery. y y  Collaborates with the enrollee and family to create a Comprehensive Recovery Plan.  Locations:  Navy Treatment Facilities  Brooke Army Medical Center  VA P l t Polytrauma H Hospitals it l  US Special Operations Command Care CoalitionThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 4
  • 5. Navy Safe HarborOperationsO i VA POLY TRAUMA CENTER MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITY SAFE HARBOR HEADQUARTERS STAFF SAFE HARBOR HEADQUARTERS STAFFThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 6. Who is Supported? All seriously wounded, ill, or injured Sailors and y , , j Coast Guardsmen, and their families  OIF/OEF casualties  Shipboard accidents  Liberty accidents  Serious medical and psychological conditionsThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 7. Magnitude of the Program More than 750 enrolled  Approximately 200 cases in progress  Approximately 300 are p pp y post-transition Recovery and Rehabilitation time ranges from months to years Enrolled for a lifetime.The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 8. Demographics Age 18 32 (median) 66 61% Married 32% Single 87% 13% 7% Male Female Divorced/ SeparatedThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 9. Primary DiagnosisPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder IllnessTraumatic Brain Injury Amputation Gunshot Wound Paralysis Severe Burn Hearing Loss Blindness Multiple Issues The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 10. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Justin E Rose E. US NavyHM2 R Rose was combat wounded i Af h i t b t d d in Afghanistan.A turning point in HM2 Roses’ recovery camewhen he received a call from his Navy SafeHarbor Recovery Care Coordinator, Ms. JudithCarlisle, inviting him to participate in the WarriorGames.“The invitation to be a part of the Warrior Gamesmore or less helped me get back the motivation Ilost f following the accident. … It helps justknowing you can still do what you used to love,you just might have to do it a different way.” The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 11. Builder Constructionman Roy Daniel “Dan” Peters Dan US NavyAsA a result of surgery on a brain t lt f b i tumor, Peters is P t inow blind.Peters Non-medicalPeters’ Non medical Care Manager CAPT Linda Manager,Jacobson, helped him initiate the medical boardprocess, enroll in a Disabled Transition AssistanceProgram class, and determine the best medical andrehabilitation care available.“Everything I have now I owe her. She got the ballrolling with the Hines VA Hospital, my retiredpension, and hooking me up with non-profitorganizations that support wounded warriors ….She is wonderful.” wonderful. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 12. Master Chief Aviation Ordnanceman James “Will” Wilson US NavyIn 2007, Master Chief Wilson elected to have his right 2007leg amputated below the knee after a shipboardaccident in 2003 had caused ongoing pain and limitedhis activities.“Families, caregivers, and those who are recoveringneed that helping hand and that is what Safe Harborprovides – a h l i h d It may b th S il or C id helping hand. be the Sailor Coast tGuardsman that gets injured, but it is the entire familythat recovers.”He trained to climb Mount McKinley, Alaska, in June of2011 as part of a 21-day expedition with other woundedservice members. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 13. Special Operator 1st Class Mark Robbins US NavyPetty Officer Robbins was combat wounded inIraq. He lost an eye and suffers from traumaticbrain injury.“I could barely walk straight due to my injury, mywife had never been to the [San Diego] area, andwe both didn’t know how to navigate the medicalsystem. [Non-medical C t [N di l Care M Manager] CDR ]Curran helped us line things up and madeeverything run smooth.”He has become the Lake County, Ill., Sherriff’sOffice’s first one-eyed Deputy Sherriff and SWATteam member. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 14. Culinary Specialist Seaman Judith Mae “Judi” Boyce US NavySeaman Boyce has a rare,cerebrovascular disorder.“I am not your typical wounded warriorbecause I am sick.”The Warrior Games provided her an outletto challenge herself and reaffirm that shecontrols her destiny not the disease destiny, disease. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 15. Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Michael Lammey US NavyPetty Officer Lammey was severely burned in ashipboard accident.The Lammey’s don’t easily ask for help, buteventually, Petty Officer Lammey asked for supportin helping his wife find a job. Two days later theirNon medicalNon-medical Care Manager, Ms. Veronica Bailey,called back with a lead on a job that eventually ledto an offer.“We went a long time not knowing what our benefitswere. Navy Safe Harbor took time to explain theprocesses and forms to us so that we could makeinformed decisions ” decisions. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.
  • 16. Navy Safe Harbor Website: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers- npc/support/safe_harbor/Pages/default.aspx / t/ f h b /P /d f lt Email: safeharbor@navy.mil Telephone: 1-877-746-8563The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 16
  • 17. Navy Safe Harbor FoundationMission Statement Navy S f Harbor F N Safe H b Foundation i d di t d d ti is dedicated to supporting the Navy Safe Harbor Program in the recovery of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and assisting their families through resources not available through g g government or community channels.The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 17
  • 18. Development of theNavy Safe Harbor Foundation  Foundation need identified in 2009 after discussions with Navy Safe Harbor non-medical care managers and staff. A small group of retired Navy and proactive individuals decided to take action.  Began the establishment process in mid-2009 by completing paperwork mid 2009 paperwork, researching needs, and making contacts.  Granted 501(c)3 status and IRS provided Name and Tax Status paperwork in August 2009. g  Received first monetary donation in November 2009 and completed first support project in December 2009.  Receiving support from various private donors, corporations, spouse clubs, and veterans organizations.  All volunteer staff.The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 18
  • 19. Navy Safe Harbor Foundation  Adaptive Athletics Initiative/2011 Navy-Coast Guard p y Warrior Games Team  Funding Training Camps, specialized equipment, Olympic coaches, travel  $60,000  Mortgage, Rent, Utilities  $35,000 $35 000  Respite Care Retreats/Events  $25,000  Lodging, Food & Clothing  $18,000The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 19
  • 20. As an Individual Increase awareness of NSH and NSHF Volunteer Vol nteer for the NSH Anchor Program (mentoring a NSH enrollee) Contact us for local ways to get involved Volunteer for NSHF local events, foundation operations, or fundraising Conduct fundraising efforts in support of NSHF Donate! The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 20
  • 21. As an Employer There is always a support structure of dedicated p p people that can help the Sailor or Coast p Guardsman with issues. They are enrolled for life. Sometimes it is more important for the spouse to have employment. Athletics are important. Not just the wounded. j Donate! The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367 NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 21
  • 22. Questions / Comments If you have further questions, suggestions, or ideas, please feel free to contact the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation at info@safeharborfoundation.org Website http://www.safeharborfoundation.org christopher.cole@safeharborfoundation.org hi t h l @ f h b f d tiThe Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID# 26-2884367NSHF © 2011 – The NSHF is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense. 22