addressing the mental health of the entire military family
Military Families Heal
Project Sanctuary supports military families where they are right now
Believing that when one person serves the whole family serves, Project Sanctuary takes a human-centered, solution-based approach to helping military families heal and move forward in life. Through innovative long-term programming focused on connectedness, we restore hope and empower families to recover and thrive.
is a National Leader
● Project Sanctuary has served more than 1,400 families at retreats in eight states.
● More than 90% of participant families are still together.
● No family is homeless and all who want to work are employed.
● At least 300 families will attend 30 retreats in 2019.
● More than 2,400 additional families will be served through the Family Support program.
Military families face significant barriers to successful healing and thriving post-service. More than 80% of service members served by Project Sanctuary suffer from physical or invisible injuries, including Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Deployments and substantial transitions make it difficult for families and spouses to connect and support each other through crisis, hardship, or change. Additionally, four out of five military families we serve report being financially unstable.
Project Sanctuary is changing how military families heal. The program is open to all active duty service members, veterans, and their families, from all military branches and all eras of service.
Ultimately, Project Sanctuary aims to help every military family become self-sufficient, high-functioning members of society by providing support across the four dimensions of wellness as identified by the Center for a New American Security’s Veteran Wellness Model: Purpose; Basic Needs; Mental and Physical Health; and Social and Personal Relationships.
Believing everyone has the right to heal, Project Sanctuary’s holistic approach heals the effects of war, treats families at their level of need, and enables service members to reintegrate into their families and communities in a healthy and sustainable manner, resulting in preservation of the family unit and strengthening of the community, the military, and the country.