PLAY HARD ELITE
"bridging the military
Serving all Military Branches and their Families
Our vision is to provide services and appropriate referrals to veterans and their families. Through the integration of our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. By partnering with other agencies, we ensure that no veteran is left behind and that he or she has the opportunity to not only have their basic needs met but also be empowered to reach their full potential.
We assist, through our collaborative partnerships, with several programs that include:
THE RAW FACTS
There are many ways to thank a veteran for his or her service, but helping the people who help them readjust to civilian life, deal with battlefield trauma and treat their wounds is just about the best way to do so.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are roughly 22 million veterans in the general U.S. population. The number of veterans from recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to surge to 3.8 million by 2018, but there are still 7.2 million veterans from the Vietnam war alone.
However, roughly 30% of those newest veterans have a service-related disability, while about 8% live in poverty. That's compared to just 16% of other veterans who are similarly injured and 7% of that broader group living in poverty.
Meanwhile, the June 2012 Monthly Medical Surveillance Report published by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center suggests annual incident diagnoses of mental disorders among active service members have increased by roughly 65% in the last 12 years. That doesn't just go away when service members are discharged, either.
The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that roughly 13% of the overall U.S. homeless population are veterans, with 50% experiencing severe mental illness and 75% struggling with substance abuse.
Donations Are Welcomed
Donations are always welcomed. Please consider a one time gift or become a monthly donor.
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289 Jonesboro Rd Suite 166,
McDonough, GA 30253
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