On August 14, 2022, there was a tragic accident that took the lives of two Army Ranger candidates on Mt. Yonah in the north Georgia mountains. This loss is deeply felt by their entire Regiment, and their leadership is taking steps to provide support following this traumatic event.
The Ranger motto is “Rangers lead the way” which is true in battle and with their care for their warriors. That is why they have requested Warrior to Citizen’s (W2C) professional help in addressing the consequences of experiencing such a tragedy.
W2C has had a history of developing and delivering highly successful programs for soldiers and their families, as well as first-responders addressing healing, building resilience, PTS, and suicide.
Our experienced team of professional psychotherapists and chaplains will address the impact of this event on the soldiers directly affected by this tragedy in a custom-designed program, “Dealing With Grief in The Face Of The Loss Of A Ranger Comrade?”
Designed by our licensed therapists, social workers, psychologists, and chaplains. It addresses the soldier’s challenges that often occur in such experiences including loss, grief, guilt, Moral Injury, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
But We Can’t Do It Alone. Your financial support is needed to complete the funding for this program to assist the Rangers and their families through the healing process.
Won’t you help make it possible for these soldiers and their families to participate in our program? Your donation will enable the Ranger cadre to be helped to process the experience of the trauma, guided by a professional team in a series of group sessions.
DATES AND LOCATION
This program will take place at the YMCA Camp High Harbor at Lake Allatoona on September 27,28, 29 & 30th. It is an opportunity for participants to reflect, share, and seek individual time to speak with one of our counselors or chaplains throughout the program, and receive individual therapy over a six-month period of time after participating in the program at High Harbor.
JOIN OTHERS WHO ARE SUPPORTING THIS BADLY NEEDED PROGRAM
Donors have already contributed $22,000 thousand for this program; however, we need your help to close the gap between what the military funding can provide and the final cost of this program.
We still need to raise $12,000 for the four-day event AND an additional $15,000 for their counseling. And time is short!
Your contribution of $5,000 or whatever amount you feel you can give will help our citizen soldiers in the 5TH Ranger Training Battalion restore balance and resiliency, so they remain the pillars of our defense and communities.
Your tax-deductible contribution to this program of $5,000 or whatever amount you can contribute will help our citizen soldiers in the 5TH Ranger Training Battalion restore balance and resiliency, so they remain the pillars of our defense and communities.
Warrior to Citizen, Inc team
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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organziation
A WARRIOR TO CITIZEN PROGRAM FOR THE 5TH RANGER TRAINING BATTALION
SEPTEMBER 27 – 30, 2022 YMCA CAMP HIGH HARBOR, (EMERSON) LAKE ALLATOONA GA
Servant’s Task Force will hold a day-long event that will honor Veterans at Luther Williams Field in Macon, GA April 2, 2022.
The event is called “Honoring the Past, Promoting the Future” and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
CEO of Servant’s Task Force Steve Rodgers says this organization was created to give those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice the proper recognition and resources needed.
Rodgers explains this will be a three-part event with a Vietnam Veteran Painting ceremony, a JROTC Scholarship presentation honoring Vince Dooley, and the premiere of a song called “This Is America.”
Funds will be generated for numerous organizations of like-minded groups that have a mission to protect our nation’s veterans and first responders, including the non-profit group Warrior2Citizen.
This organization helps treat the psychological impact that trauma and stress have on the American military and First Responders. Mike Roberts, the founder, and Chairman, notes that “since 2002 there continues to be increasingly steady growth in the number of suicides and mental health issues amongst Veterans & the military family. COVID-related isolation made it worse and estimates range from 23 veteran suicides per day to a level of 34 per day The company continues to provide best practice evidence-based programs including training and counseling amidst the complexity of public health issues limiting classroom contact. We have also migrated to a digital complementary format….making these programs more geographically available and less restrictive access”.
Major Door Prizes
Prizes: Season and Home Game Tickets for 2022 Season: Georgia, Ga Tech, Mercer University, Kennesaw State, Ga State, Ga Southern, Macon Bacon, Macon Mayhem. In addition, there is Chicago Bears Memorabilia, Atlanta Braves signed Baseball, Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey signed by Rocky Blier, Authentic UGA helmet signed by all living UGA coaches and UGA players who served in the military, and a Stratocaster Guitar signed by Ace Frehley of Kiss.
Visit WGXA’s article about this program and discover the stars and others who will be there – plus discover who the mystery artist will be who will debut this patriotic song.
Get full information and purchase tickets to support this worthy cause and maybe score one of the valuable door prizes! Click Here
-content courtesy of WXGA News and Servants Task Force
Virtual Fundraising Event for Families Lacking Hope
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Warrior2Citizen are teaming up to present a high-profile event entitled “Warriors4Hope” at noon on January 28, 2021. Lee Greenwood, owner of seven #1 hit singles, including “God Bless the USA, will host and perform on the show. Joining Greenwood and also performing will be Grammy award winner and legendary gospel singer CeCe Winans, 4-time Super Bowl winner Rocky Bleier, Former Army Chief of Chaplains General (Ret) Doug Carver, and Col. Rick White.
Strengthening First Responder and Military Families During COVID19
A 5-part webinar series presented by subject matter experts from Warrior to Citizen, Inc., Mercer University, public safety & the healthcare community. This webinar, sponsored by Warrior to Citizen, Inc. will address several key areas that provide essential home life support to these hero families through any crisis.
Watch the replays now:
- Strengthening Family Ties Through the Chaos (recorded on May 6)
- Finding the Calm in the Storm (recorded on May 20)
- Conflict Resolution in Chaotic Times (recorded on June 3)
- Brokenness (recorded on June 17)
- Hope for Tomorrow (recorded on July 1)
Our veterans, military, First-Responders, their families, and the communities they live in face a challenge like our Nation has not experienced in one hundred years. The current public health crisis continues to impact every aspect of life including our physical and mental health. Our national & local community security depends on ensuring veterans, First-Responders, and their families stay healthy and resilient.
UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS CONDITIONS.
Rescheduled date to be announced – estimated to be mid-September.
For America’s Hero Families…A Veterans and Public Safety Marital Retreat with follow-on support
Your home can be a place of peace that builds you up, or it can be a place of stress that leaves you tired and anxious. Do you want to restore your environment and build resilience for difficult times? The goal of this program is to help you enable interpersonal growth and deeper couple and family relationships.
Join us and review the keys to better communication, and strategies for building and maintaining healthy relationships with your family and children. You’ll put what you learn to work immediately improving things utilizing our tools and lessons learned on the retreat.
Since 2014, Warrior2Citizen has been proven to help couples reconnect emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We now offer the ability to help the whole family by bringing children into the healing experience.
When parents experience difficulties, their children absorb those struggles. This all too regularly leads to behavioral problems, anxiety, changes in eating or sleeping, mood swings, physical complaints, acting out, loss of interest in usual activities, and much more. Since people instinctively get locked into their thinking and behavioral patterns, it justifies the need to address concerns of the family unit. Children need help putting words to what they experience. Once they have the words, they are able to start their healing process.
By adding a parallel program for the couples’ children, we offer the whole family a chance to heal, grow, and reconnect. Integrating the child’s healing with the parents allows the whole family to return home to a new dynamic, one where everyone has the chance to be different than when they arrived at the retreat.
For more information on attending either of these programs, download the PDF.
QUESTIONS: Please Contact Warrior2Citizen, Inc. at 404-941-4001 or email Info@warrior2citizen.org
DOWNLOAD THE HLTP / CRP PROGRAM BROCHURE
Expired: Sept. 14, 2018 – A Joint Event will be held for Public Safety and Military Families in the Atlanta Metro Area
“Maintaining Resiliency in Public Safety and
Developing and Maintaining Resilient Family and
Work Relationships for Military Families”
A One Day Workshop Featuring Lunch with NFL Hall-of-Famer, Rocky Bleier
Your home can be a place of peace that builds you up, or it can be a place of stress that leaves you tired and anxious. The goal of this workshop is to help you provide a safe and supportive experience in your home for interpersonal growth and deeper relationships.
Do you want to restore your environment and build resilience for difficult times? Join us and review the keys to better communication, and strategies for building and maintaining healthy relationships with your family and children. You’ll put
what you learn to work immediately improving things!
It is a perfect educational opportunity for couples interested in learning more about:
- Practical skills and tools to foster effective communication
- Developing a plan to build strong couple bonds
- Dealing with trauma, building resiliency and maintaining healthy families
Our luncheon speaker is nationally renowned Rocky Bleier. He will offer his engaging perspectives about life challenges, resiliency, and family. Rocky is an NFL Hall of Famer who was a Pittsburgh Steelers Superstar. His accomplishments don’t stop there. He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran, author and play-wright, business executive, and board member of Warrior2Citizen, Inc. A link to his background video clip is at: http://www.rockybleier.com/
If you would like to attend and are a First Responder or Military Family, please contact us for more information.
- David Lane PhD,
- Barbara J. Roberts, LPC,
- Justin Wells, LPC,
- Eckart Werther, Panel Facilitator
Nov 2-4, 2018
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Maintaining Resilience in Public Safety
A Workshop Featuring Lunch with
NFL Hall-of-Famer Rocky Bleier
September 14, 2018, 9am-5pm North Point Community Church (The Attic)
8:30 9:00 Coffee and Pastries
9:00-9:30 Welcome/ Introductions/Agenda – John Robison, Chief – Alpharetta Public Safety,
– Michael Roberts (COL Ret.)
– Douglas Carver (MG CH Ret.)
9:30-10:30 Skills and Tools to Foster Effective Communication Justin Wells, LSW
10:45-11:45 Strategies for Building Healthy Relationships Barbara Roberts, LPC
12:00-1:30 Lunch & Motivational Speaker Rocky Bleier
Resiliency, Challenges, Family, Attitude
1:45-2:45 Children; Trauma and Family Resiliency David Lane, PhD, LPC
2:45-3:45 Q& A Panel Discussions Speakers, Chaplains, other community
Facilitation led by: Eckart Werther PhD counselor to the Atlanta Police Dept.
3:45-4:00 Opportunity for attendee participation in the Nov HLTP Michael & Justin
Acknowledgements: APSD Team, APSD Chaplain, W2C, YMCA, VIP’s
4:00-5:00 Networking…an opportunity to share your thoughts, meet friends and acquaintance’s