Code of Ethics
We offer these ethical promises to all we serve: participants, families, volunteers, donors, funders, allies, and the community.
No Cost to Vets
Because they have “already paid” with their service, we invite our community to donate the costs and volunteerism of our program, including retreat expenses, travel, and incidentals.
Because PTSD/MST is complex and individual, we embrace the personal circumstances with kindness and unconditional acceptance, always without judgement.
To encourage participation, we work to remove barriers and obstacles for all applicants.
We use the talking circle and creative arts as our primary healing methods, plus additional supportive strategies for continued post-retreat healing, which for many is a life-long path.
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We work to earn trust through clear communication, prompt service, attention to personal needs, respect for individuality, and support for peer relationships.
We protect the privacy and identity of each participant and their story and art, while offering support for them to step forward in their own way, on their own time.
Civilians and professionals partner with veterans to work and heal together, in search of greater understanding and collective strength.
We take seriously the responsibility of using the resources of money, time, and trust. We pledge dedicated all-volunteer leadership, comitted to full and timely transparency of plans, operations, and outcomes.
From a collective background of personal, military, and cultural experience, we focus forward towards constructive understanding, healing, and communications.