Transition: the return of hope to our Veterans and their families.
For some, the battle continues at home.
Veterans who have difficulties with the transition to civilian life are the most vulnerable: feeling isolated from the world saps the strength they need to combat depression, post-traumatic stress, or substance abuse.
Losing touch with family & community
Our troops tend to be natural protectors, shielding the people they care about from their struggles. Unfortunately this often creates a distance between them that grows over time, leaving our Veterans unable to reach out for the support they need when they need it the most.
There aren’t many places for them to go outside the home either. Men and women who spent their adult lives working in disciplined teams with delicate equipment suddenly find themselves in a job market where military skills are often not recognized.
What Our Programs Provide
This new ability to be understood rebuilds their relationships, removing their isolation and strengthening families and friendships.
Our course not only teaches them how to manage and cope with their symptoms, but makes sure they leave connected to local supports that help them stay healthy.
We help Vets define what gave their service personal meaning, and use that to help them plan a future they can be proud of.
How We Change Lives
*Stats gathered by the University of British Columbia
Leave a lasting impact on their lives.
15 years later, graduates from our first few groups are still volunteering their time today. That’s the power of successful transition and the strength of the connections forged between our Vets and their communities.
The only non-governmental service of our kind in Canada, we make sure that each Veteran in need receives at least 100 hours of services from specialized Psychologists and leaves with concrete plans for rebuilding their lives.