STAG VETS INC created the nations first Acute Veterans Crisis Agriculture center named (Comfort Farms) named in Honor of Army Ranger Captain Kyle A. Comfort, (KIA, May 8, 2010).
Our premier location currently prepares veterans and students for careers in sustainable food production that integrates economic profitability, environmental stewardship, and healing through the use of Agro-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and time-tested natural approaches.
The facility will also serve veterans in acute situations where time and help are of the essence. Featuring a short-term stay lodge that can provide rooms for up to two veterans or one family Comfort Farms is building the resources to offer shelter and therapy that allows veterans to regain strength and re-boot for everyday life and a fulfilling future.
Since its inception Comfort Farms has provided crisis services for over 80 veterans within the past three years of operations. With the support of the USDA, Comfort Farms also educated and assisted well over 500* veterans with agricultural grants. Comfort Farms is proud to have welcomed over 10,000 visitors to the farm in the last three years as well.
STAG VETS INC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that is dedicated to providing the best care and treatment plan for Veterans who are homeless, in need, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our Program will focus on rehabilitation, reintegration, teaching and rekindling the strength to achieve greatness that is at the core of the (STAG) philosophy.
We understand that every Vet who is homeless and in need of emotional support due to PTSD or TBI may feel that they lack the intestinal fortitude to achieve greatness. We will ensure that every Vet who comes through our program will find the strength in themselves to do something great again. We will maintain a structured, friendly, creative learning work environment that respects diversity Ideas and hard work.
We promote a structured, holistic approach for displaced veterans suffering from PTSD and other invisible disabilities, aiding their reintegration into family, society and economy.
We envision a world where transformed veterans serve self, team, and community through nourishing the land, stimulating the economy, and expanding the availability of quality food. We envision self-sufficient farms all over America, with housing, training and social enterprise. Transformed veterans will play a vital role in improving the quality of life for all, rekindling the pride they felt in service.
As Executive Director of STAG VETS INC. I want all of our donors, supporters and volunteers to know that I am committed 1000% to making sure that our program and facilities operate above standard.
The main reason I created STAG VETS, was that I could not find an organization to help someone like myself. I am a veteran with invisible wounds, living with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury sustained in combat. I have seen first hand how the war has been brought back from the battlefields into our homes. I have witnessed the devastating effects of PTSD left untreated which has caused many of my brothers in arms to lose everything they have worked hard for; with many ending their lives tragically by suicide.
When I look across the landscape of organizations designed to help homeless veterans. I see a lot of organizations with good intentions, but at the end of the day many of these programs are only providing a band aid solution to the real issue. As Executive Directors of Non-Profit organizations for homeless veterans, veterans in need and those suffering from (PTSD) and other invisible wounds, we owe it to our donors, volunteers and people who support us to be excellent stewards of their time, funds and resources.
My commitment is to the vets for whom I serve. Under my leadership they will get the best treatment, the best care, the best instructors, even if it means that I have to pay someone a salary that is higher than mine to fulfill that requirement. As a US Army Ranger with a total of six deployments into the combat zone. I only know one way to lead and thats from the front. As we take the lead on this journey I want businesses to know, that by aligning themselves with us, they are doing something good for our communities and something Great for our Veterans.
At the end of the day, everyone will realize that STAG VETS program accomplishments are measured in the value that our veterans achieve, rebuilding their dignity as warriors, and most importantly, bringing our communities together to fulfill a major need; which is the right to have healthy sustainable food that is accessible to everyone. If you believe that our vets need better treatment and our communities need access to locally grown quality food, than please donate today and join me as we prepare these warriors for their new mission.