The facility opened in 2012 and is located in a quiet and safe setting in Houston, Texas whereby veterans and their immediate family members can find healing, help and hope while benefiting from an intensive peer support and mentoring program for Post Traumatic Stress. In addition to temporary housing, Camp Hope offers a 90+ day PTSD recovery program in which residents: attend group lessons and support sessions with other combat veterans; conduct individual mentoring sessions with certified combat trauma mentors; participate in off-site small group interaction activities (fishing, hiking, local activities and events); and get involved with local churches, businesses and volunteer organizations to assist in their personal healing and educating the community on the invisible wounds of war.
Empire Partners Up With Camp Hope to Help Our Veterans
Our employees kept asking us “How are we giving back?” Empire had donated money to some causes last year and even had an Empire day at Habitat for Humanity. We took it a step further in 2016 and have decided to create a continued partnership with Camp Hope. Camp Hope is a self-funded non-profit organization (no government help) that helps veterans struggling with PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We were touched when we heard two young veterans in the early 20’s speak of how they were battling suicide thoughts and how they would not be here today if it weren’t for Camp Hope.
Empire has donated money to Camp Hope and we hope that our residents and owners get behind this incredible worthy cause. Every dollar donated goes to the support of a military family. There are no administrative expenses taken from the donation. For more on Camp Hope please go to http://www.ptsdUSA.org
The Camp Hope staff is a unique team of combat veterans and civilian pastoral staff trained in working with victims of trauma and post-traumatic stress. They understand that those who have served this nation continue to struggle with the invisible wounds of combat and are working to assist our troops in putting the pieces of their lives back together. The Camp Hope staff uses the necessary traditional counseling tools and incorporates a faith based approach to help combat the effects of Post Traumatic Stress. In addition, the staff assists veterans with a myriad of issues including job placement, coordination with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and reputable veteran service organizations to assist with claims and benefits, transportation to appointments and peer support groups integration. The Camp Hope community embraces our troops, veterans and their families as they seek the rewarding and fulfilling lives they so richly deserve.
If you meet with Empire Industries regarding our Property Management Services a veteran will be eating dinner, Empire Industries will donate to Camp Hope to feed a U.S. veteran because you took the time to meet with us.
Some of the team went to Camp Hope for the unveiling of their new living space for some of the veterans