About PTSD Foundation of America

The PTSD Foundation of America aims to bring hope and healing to veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related post-traumatic stress. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that began as a grassroots effort in 2005 with a group of concerned volunteers who searched for homeless veterans on the streets of Houston with a vision and passion for drastically reducing the veteran suicide rate through programming and outreach services. In the past decade, 80,000 veterans were lost to suicide—20,000 more than the number of American soldiers killed in action in Vietnam. The Veterans Health Administration estimates that 44 veterans take their own lives daily. Through our dedication to the mission, we have successfully grown into a nationally recognized non-profit known for assisting combat veterans and their families with the complexities of post-traumatic stress, changing the trajectory of their lives, and transforming them into thriving and productive members of society.

In 2012, we established Camp Hope, a residential treatment facility in Houston, Texas. Starting as an 8-bedroom home that provided interim and transitional housing to veterans working to heal their invisible wounds, our five-acre campus now includes five housing facilities with 120 beds: two buildings for classes, worship services, a meeting facility to hold Warrior Group meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings; and a unit for hosting family integration programs. Since the inception of Camp Hope, the program has maintained a 24-hour crisis line that a trained combat veteran answers. The organization employs approximately 100 individuals nationwide and offers various services and programs to prevent and reduce suicide among veterans.

Over the past ten years, more than 16,000 combat veterans from all branches of the military and their families have found help, healing, and hope through our outreach program and at Camp Hope. Our Outreach offices are in markets with some of the highest suicide rates among veterans. We currently have chapters in five states and six major cities, including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Tampa. Our main goal in Outreach is to help veterans with PTSD and provide them with the Camp Hope program if qualified, peer-to-peer services, warrior support groups, and crisis intervention. Our Outreach staff also supports their local communities with PTSD and suicide awareness presentations to challenge them to get involved in veteran issues in their areas.

Since our inception, the PTSD Foundation of America has grown and adapted to meet combat veterans and their families’ mental, physical, and spiritual needs. Camp Hope has facilitated over 350 group sessions with 4,321 attendees and provided over 3,000 in-person individual support meetings last year. Over the past ten years, more than 1,800 combat veterans have found a renewed purpose, earned college degrees, found employment, became financially independent, reunified with their families, and reintegrated into society.

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Mission/Vision

Mission Statement

Rooted in unwavering faith, our mission is to engage in the relentless pursuit of empowering the veteran community by creating a transformative impact that changes the trajectory of their lives.

Vision Statement

Creating a world where veterans find hope by empowering them to embrace L.I.F.E.