Project STRAIT for Veterans
Press Release – Web Design Project
3ative Nation! We just produced an amazing website for Mitch Coulton, CEO of Life Transition Services Corporation. The Website is for his Non-Profit Veterans Charity called Project STRAIT for Veterans!
Project STRAIT helps veterans with moderate to severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other combat related emotional disorders. The Project forms a safety net for veterans who “fall through the cracks” by providing intensive community-based mental health and wrap-around services to both male and female veterans and their families.
Project STRAIT focuses on:
- Intensive community-based care
- A strength-based, family-centered, multi-systemic approach to assessment and intervention
- Residential and supported-employment services to aid in restoring and developing daily living skills that help veterans to successfully reside in their respective communities
- Assistance in developing interpersonal and behavior management skills and decreasing the risk of mental and emotional decompensation
- Clinical and support services to assist veterans in managing symptoms, regaining lost functioning due to trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.
In the period from 2001 to 2008, almost 1.64 million American soldiers had been deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF Afghanistan). For these deployments and the continued conflicts since, many of these veterans return home with physical and the unseen wounds of war. Sadly, data is emerging about the importance of recognizing that far too often the co-occurring conditions of substance abuse and mental health problems are a common and serious barrier to reintegration into civilian society.
In a study of soldiers who were surveyed after deployment and screened again approximately 6 months later 27% to 35% reported symptoms placing them at mental health risk, including symptoms of PTSD, depression, alcohol abuse, suicidal ideation, as well as self-reported aggression. Another study focused on a group of OIF and OEF veterans seen at VA facilities show data that 27% had 3 or more mental health diagnoses, including depressive disorder, PTSD and substance abuse.
Effective intervention and treatment not only aids the individuals and families to have a healthier and more productive life, but also leads to greater public safety. We owe a great deal to these men and woman who have volunteered to protect our American freedoms. In return, the very least we should provide is the necessary support for them to regain a stable civilian lifestyle.
Click The Link Below To Checkout PROJECT STRAIT’s new 3ative Arts Website!
If you only Donate to one Charity this year I can think of no better charity than Project STRAIT. Give back to our veterans who gave it all for you
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