Veterans Base Camp Programs
"We've Got Your Six" is a phrase that soldiers use to say “I’ve got your back”. It’s a promise made and understood that they are there for one another no matter what. Veterans Base Camp, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is offering programs that seek to say to those participating: “We’ve Got Your Six.” To our Veterans in transition, Caregivers who need support and understanding, First Responders who cover us every day, and to the most vulnerable children in our society-we are
here to walk beside you as you continue your journey to reach the goals you have set for yourself. Following is a description the programs Veterans Base Camp is offering:
R.E.S.E.T for Vets
Is an acronym for: Regroup, Evaluate, Strategize, Engage and Track.
R.E.S.E.T is a short-term diversion-housing program for Veterans returning
from deployment or who are going through a life transition where they find
they need some time to reflect on where they are at, where they want to go
and get support to find a way to make it happen. Veterans who take part in
this program may participate in our “Heroes Connect” program or other
volunteer opportunities VBC has available.
"Lattes and Laughs” for Caregivers
Is a Caregiver support group that is being offered in 4 different platforms:
1) An in-person support group held at Veterans Base Camp once a month,
2) A “closed” Facebook support group where you must be invited to join in
order to keep the group's posts restricted to the “participants only”
3) A Zoom or Face-Time support group with a set meeting time for those
Caregivers who have limited “free time” to leave their homes to attend a
support group but still desire the face-to-face contact, and
4) A “closed” list-serv or email group for those who need the flexibility to
participate when they have the time in their daily schedule, and we understand how loose those schedules may need to be on any given day!
Guardian ad litem (GAL)
Upon completion of 40+ hours of training and with support from our
team, Veterans or community members will be registered with Children
In Placement (CIP) and the judicial system as a Guardian ad litem (GAL). GALS serve children at-risk in their own communities and are assigned by judges to investigate and make recommendations to determine what course of action is in the best interests of the child's physical, mental, emotional and educational well-being. CIP's GAL's have proven to expedite a child's transition into a safe, permanent home.
"Battle Buddy"/Youth Sponsor
Upon completion of 40+ hours of a hybrid on-line and in-person training,
Battle Buddies/Youth Sponsors will be matched with a youth/young adult (13 -24 years of age) to serve as that "one connection" that can make a difference in a child's life, to serve as that one caring adult who is in it for the long haul and “who never gives up, and never leaves the child behind". Their role is to provide a stable, positive role model for the youth and will help connect the child to clinical and other support services with the assistance of our team.
Veterans, First Responders and Community members are invited to volunteer at Veterans Base Camp in our many programs:
• the Vets-table Garden
• Share-a-Talent Teaching with our young people who utilize the Camp through our partnership with Project Genesis
• Healing Garden or any of the other volunteer opportunities at the Camp (Does anyone like to cut firewood?)
• If a volunteer would like to work with our young people (13-24 years old) there is a training session we require that you participate in so that volunteers learn about our program!
For more information about programs: Please call: (860) 786-7163