There are a lot of veterans today. In Missouri alone there are about 494,000 veterans (according to http://www.va.gov/vetdata/veteran_population.asp 2014). Many of them are from peacetime to world war II.
The life of the veteran is not always the easiest. They choose to serve and protect the ones they love, but when they come back, there is not always the greatest of welcomings. Life moves on without them and at times they can come back with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and other mental stresses that seem to drown out their life.
At Arbor Health, our goal is to help Veterans transition into the life they wish to lead. Arbor Health is an all male clinic that is devoted to help men who are veterans or not with mental illnesses.
Choosing to work here is not always the easiest either. Guilt and the need for healing is evident for these veterans. Friends and family are needed to love and nurture these heroes. Our staff also takes that role to help support them and be side-by-side as they take their steps into healing.
Do you have a veteran you love? Is there someone that provided the ultimate sacrifice in your life? Would you like to become involved making your community a better place.
You can partner with us today in a variety ways! As a volunteer community contributor we would love to find a place for you!.
Call or e-mail Jon Hiltz - Arbor Health's Administrator
Here is his contact information! He is ready to hear from you!