According to a 2012 Veterans Administration report, an average of 22 veterans commit suicide each day. This number includes veterans who are no longer serving, as well as those currently serving on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves.
While serving, military members learn discipline, teamwork, and leadership skills. They train for important missions to defend our country. They fulfill their duty by obeying orders. They develop a tight-knit camaraderie. They thrive in an environment where rules are clear and their purpose is honorable. Yet, it’s likely they experienced difficult and traumatic events such as military combat, natural disasters, and physical assault.
Society often fails to understand the things that are important to veterans which makes it difficult for veterans to relate to people around them. They may have a hard time getting into a new rhythm.
Restore 22 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a relaxing, informal environment for military veterans to connect with each other and with resources that can enhance their quality of life.
Our goals are to: