Petaluma, CA, December 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Purple Heart Project today announced free life coaching for wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Purple Heart Project connects certified professional Co-Active coaches to veterans with physical disabilities, offering individual and group coaching support. During a 6-month period, the coaches will help these Wounded Warriors define and achieve professional and personal goals, feel inspired and productive, and build accountability to move forward. They will champion veterans to create a more “normalized” life and a future with greater fulfillment and success. The only cost to the veteran will be the telephone connection costs for the individual and group coaching calls.
According to government statistics, between October 2001 and February 2008, more than 30,000 veterans serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and surrounding duty stations have been wounded in action. (Source: U.S. EEOP). Many struggle to become productive members in the workplace and in their homes. An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each and every day of the year. That’s 126 veterans who kill themselves every week. Or some 6,552 who take their own lives each year. Our veterans are killing themselves at twice the rate of other Americans (Source: Veterans Administration).
"I have served my country for almost 30 years and The Purple Heart Project allows me to continue to serve. I believe through Co-Active Coaching, a Wounded Warrior will have a non-judgmental and supportive partner in creating his/her future; have a partner to listen, inspire, champion, and dream with; acknowledge who he/she is today and what they want to create from here; and have a partner to take the steps to move forward. I believe this Project will make a positive impact in the lives of the Wounded Warriors we coach," said Jennifer Yount, Director of The Purple Heart Project.
Percentage of homeless veterans in the US = 23%
Percentage of veterans in the US needing assistance in finding a job = 45%
Percentage of veterans experiencing alcohol, drug, and mental health problems = 76%
Got a Wounded Warrior in mind? The Purple Heart project is now accepting applications from Wounded Warriors who are interested in the 6-month program starting in February 2010. This program is available to all eligible individuals nationwide as all coaching will occur over the telephone with some communication via email.
About The Purple Heart Project
The Purple Heart Project provides free life coaching for physically disabled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Purple Heart Project has an established partnership with Pharos Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit, public charity organization. For more information, visit http://thepurpleheartproject.org.