The Warrior Connection, is a nonprofit that offers Veteran mentorship programs and support.
The Warrior Connection (TWC) provides residential retreats and services to Veterans and their families to heal the invisible injuries incurred while in uniform. TWC offers specialized programs for military men, women, and their families. Aside from a small commitment fee, programs and services provided by TWC are free and open to Veterans and families of all eras. The Warrior Connection rehabilitates PTSD - breaking the cycle so the healing begins and continues.
TWC is the only program combining seven proven modalities of healing in an immersive and residential setting through:
- Expressive arts
- Nature activities
- Trauma-sensitive exercise
In 2009, a small group of volunteers recognized a higher calling in a community of men and women wounded in a mental, spiritual, or moral way due to their military service. These volunteers responded to that call with the creation and launch of The Warrior Connection (TWC).
During the first few years of TWC's incubation, our small handful of volunteers worked tirelessly to conduct literature reviews, research retreat design models, and more. That led to developing our curriculum and completing the TWC retreat blueprint, and The Warrior's Journey was born. Soon after came the completion of the facilitator training guide and the participant curriculum. The first retreat was piloted in October 2010, and the Warrior's Journey had begun.
Since then, the work has evolved, the retreats refined, and additional facilitation teams trained and activated. Now, exclusively through the generosity of private donors, TWC has served hundreds of Veterans and their families. Thanks to critical partnerships and corporate sponsors, TWC provides transportation to our retreats, removing one of the most significant barriers to care. Now, TWC has served Veterans and spouses from 46 US states.