we are obligated to bear the burden of their welfare.
For AMVETS NATIONAL WARRIOR TRANSITION WORKSHOPS- sponsorship and donations should be made to AMVET NSF or contact AMVETS direct for credit card payment. Series of transition leadership workshops to reduce combat stress and assist in transitioning home after serving in-theatre. Programs will be conducted in PA, FL, IL/WI, CA & WA.
(2) $5K Sponsorships – 5 Minute Presentation at Press Event– Inclusion in marketing materials & event signage– Inclusion on AMVETS & Freedom and Honor websites– Display Table at Event & Wall Certificate •
(4) $2.5 Sponsorships– Recognition from Podium at Press Event– Inclusion in marketing materials & event signage– Inclusion on AMVETS & Freedom and Honor websites– Display Table at Event & Wall Certificate •
(2) $1.5 Sponsorships– (Sponsorship of Press Lunch and Workshop Meals) Recognition from Podium at Press Event– Inclusion in marketing materials & event signage– Inclusion on AMVETS & Freedom and Honor websites, Table Tents at Event & Wall Certificate •
(6) $1K Sponsorships– Inclusion event signage– Inclusion on & Freedom and Honor websites– Shared Table at Event &Wall Certificate •
(10) $500 Sponsorships– Inclusion event signage– Inclusion on & Freedom and Honor websites
Check should be made out to: AMVETS National Service Foundation, memo - National Warrior Transition Workshops, 4647 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706
Veterans today are facing ever-growing transition challenges due to lengthy and often numerous deployments. In addition to combat stress, readjustment issues could include changes in family roles, children born and grown during absence, and job changes/unemployment. Society’s view of the conflict as well as grief/loss, guilt, sensory overload, and little to no transition time complicate matters. If combat stress and reintegration issues go unattended, veterans can face a lifetime of problems in both their personal and professional lives. These issues create not only a large burden for the veteran and his/her family, but also among taxpayers, who pay the price for long term disability, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide prevention efforts.
Studies conducted by The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research show that, among those veterans who were evaluated and determined to show signs of mental anguish, approximately 63% (283,000) struggling with reintegration issues will NOT seek mental health assistance due to the stigma and career consequences. In addition, it has been well documented that active duty military readiness and retention is severely impacted by these concerns.
Freedom & Honor are training & experiental programs for personnel of the U.S. military (veterans, active duty, Reserve and Guard), with a focus on those struggling with combat stress and readjustment issues resulting from one or more deployments to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and other foreign military operations. Freedom and Honor programs are part of the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The organization has an open door policy to serve veterans from all past conflicts. Freedom & Honor programs have been designed by training experts and combat veterans. The flagship program of Freedom & Honor, Return to Honor, is a 2.5 day cognitive and experiential program using training methodologies proven effective in dealing with trauma. Freedom & Honor workshops integrate a peer-to-peer approach that helps individuals learn how to re-establish connections with their friends, families, occupations, and society as well as to reduce the impact of combat trauma. As a post-deployment training, Freedom & Honor workshops are not mental health programs.
Want to help us with our mission? Your contributions will go directly towards funding our 3 day workshops, providing valuable services to veterans and their families.
Costs: The cost of the 3 day workshop is free to veterans and their families. The costs to conduct the Freedom and Honor initial 3-day program will vary depending on location, meals & lodgings and number of participants. Basic costs for a 15 on 15 ratio plus lead facilitators and including the family integration is $20k. This provide includes meals and lodging for all those participating. The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge is seeking funding through private corporate donations, state funding and from the VA/DOD as well as working with direct funding by the military base. Marketing and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Checks should be made out to AMVETS
with memo stating Warrior Transition Programs.
For more information, call Nancy directly at 610-952-2595
How to Get Involved...
Participants - active, reserve or non-active duty can register at our website; please spread the word.
Staff - if you are a combat veteran, you can volunteer to staff a workshop. Your room and board are included. Training and guidance provided.
Veteran Community - join one of our volunteer committees, raise funds to support the program and join us for one of our feasts.
Organizations - take the opportunity to sponsor/support the Freedom and Honor programs.
We would like to recognize the following contributors to Freedom and Honor:
Uptown Colleagues; Providence; Visionality; Defense Solutions; SMI; Recruit Military; Navmar Applied Sciences; Universal Display Corporation; John J. Gallagher Law Offices; Manhattan Bagel; Outback Steak, Wawa, Pizza Land; La Taverna; Genaurdi's; Tony's Pizza.
Platinum Sponsorship Opportunities
Organizations and individuals have the opportunity to sponsor the Freedom and Honor Program, a three-day cognitive and experiential training designed by veterans to assist returning veterans with reintegration issues and combat stress. These sponsorship opportunities include but are not limited to the following; feel free to call with ideas and options.
FREEDOM AND HONOR Sponsors & Supporters
Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) located in Washington, DC SMI is a government relations firm. SMI engages decision makers throughout the scope of federal agencies. SMI takes great pride in the contribution its clients make to the armed services, sciences, health care field and a host of growing industries that strive to enhance our nation's security, economy and quality of life.
B2G Alliance is a Veteran-owned company headquartered in Pittsburgh and established to help the government procure the best services and products from the private sector. Their primary goal is to stimulate a more competitive business environment leading to higher standards for products and services in support of National interests. B2G Alliance believes working together, we can provide the best services and products to the government. It is our combined contributions that help save lives on the front lines of the battlefield and it is through creating a more competitive climate within government that citizens will benefit and be assured their government is running efficiently.
SMI & B2G Alliance are donating their time and services to support the Return to Honor programs and the mission of supporting our returning veterans.
Additional Sponsors & Supporters
Recruit Military; John Gallagher Law Offices; Manhattan Bagel of Chesterbrook; La Taverna Restaurant; Outback Steak; Pizza Land; Philadelphia Multi-Service Veteran Center, as well as...
Navmar has specialized in professional engineering services for over 25 years, the Navmar team assists in strategic and responsive problem solving for the DoD and other organizations.
Universal Display is a Company that?s lighting the way in developing and commercializing OLED technology for flat panel displays, lighting, electronic communications and other opto-electronics with its proprietary PHOLED phosphorescent OLED technology.
Defense Solutions is an international project management and business development firm headquartered in Exton, PA with offices in Washington, DC, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Budapest, Hungary. Our service offerings include strategic studies and analyses, business development, project management, and program advocacy for clients serving the worldwide Defense and Homeland Security markets.