The Community Foundation of South Alabama has recently completed its Southwest Alabama Veterans Needs Assessment and anticipates the results from the assessment will be released in early January 2017. In the meantime, you can learn about the veteran data that is currently available. The dashboards provide demographic snapshots on our veteran community in Southwest Alabama […]
Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan increases the risk for death by suicide among current and former US military personnel, new research shows.
Veterans Recovery Resources is different. It is a community-based program designed specifically for Veterans, by Veterans. The goal? To provide therapy and treatment options for Veterans in crisis, regardless of their ability to pay for services. And ultimately, to foster a vibrant community of Veterans–and their families–who support each other over a lifetime. By removing the […]
Veterans Recovery Resources purchased two buildings located on a three-acre parcel in the medical corridor on Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama. These buildings will serve as the permanent campus for the non-profit’s unique recovery program for military Veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues. Using a grant […]
The idea for Veterans Recovery Resources came to John through time and experience. John is a combat Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-91), Kosovo (2005-06) and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2015). He has over 32 years reserve military service including 12 years as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve […]
Our country is facing a national epidemic and a local crisis. Our military Veterans in the Mobile and Gulf Coast region need your help today. Of the roughly 22 million Veterans in the U.S., one in four has serious addiction and mental health issues. A staggering 22 Veterans commit suicide every day.* In the Gulf […]
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A local soldier back early from Kuwait after 7 months, surprised his three children Friday. He popped up at their school, St. Mary’s, during an assembly. “I was a bit surprised, I was shocked, I didn’t know that he’d be coming in,” the soldier’s children exclaimed. What started off as a typical […]
by: Rose Ann Haven A special surprise for three children at Saint Mary Catholic School in Mobile Friday afternoon. Their dad, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel John Kilpatrick returned early from a deployment to Kuwait and went to the school during a school to see the children who didn’t expect him home until March. During a school […]