The goal of the organization is to provide valued and trusted resources: housing; health care; meaningful work; and fellowship, through out a life span. This allows vulnerable Veterans or ones at-risk for crisis to receive the tools they need to: rebuild their lives, become empowered, preserve or reunify their family and regain their highest quality of life. The Warrior Spirit Ranch will make a significant impact on the Homeless and vulnerable Veteran population in Vermont, in both ending current homelessness and preventing future homelessness.
Warrior Spirit Ranch Inc.
Owner: Cherylanne Linares RN BSN
Areas of expertise:
Military and Native American culture
* Supporting a blind marine and his family to preserve their home and convenient location to hospitals and medical care,
* Temporarily supporting a warrior's widow who have been major supporters of our project through music and love of Native Culture,
* Helping Veterans find carpentry and woodsman work,
* Sponsoring the Lyndon State Stand down for the 4 th year in March 2018,
* Providing advocacy shelter to victims of sexual abuse/assault,
*Purchasing a travel trailer from a Veteran for a Veteran to live in at the ranch with money from a truck owned by a Marines daughter sold to an active duty National Guardsman/Army Vet.
* Building a tipi cabin for an Army Veteran and his Native American wife to be a model for our sustainable home program.
*Clearing land, cutting timber, lumber and cord-wood to build more cabins and cottages for more homeless Veterans.
*Building the first handicapped accessible tree house to be a woodland healing center in conjunction with the Shinrin-yoku project at Harvard University.
*Raising funds to purchase a large farm to develop a sustainable living, growing and therapeutic work center.
Vermont has the second highest increase in Veteran homelessness in the country, while 32 states has realized a decline. There are less than 50 beds available in transitional facilities in Vermont, 16 Veteran focused apartments and 10 emergency shelters that offer 3% of their beds to Veterans. The VA and HUD report there are between 128 and 564 homeless Veterans in Vermont on any given night.
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