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Veterans Base Camp 

Administrative Offices

32 Nott Highway, Ashford, CT 06235

Email: info@veteransbasecamp.org

Supporting Veterans & First Responders

Sponsors and partners:

Veterans Base Camp is a 501c3 public charitable organization. 

EIN  46-2342141.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

      

 

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"Heroes Connect"

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