Project Sanctuary is a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in September 2007 after founder Heather Ehle discovered no organization was helping military families as a whole. Led by veterans and her board of directors, Heather carefully listened to what the military families needed and then structured Project Sanctuary’s programs to meet those needs, pulling from her background as a Registered Nurse to establish an evidence-based program that encompasses spiritual, physical and emotional healing.
Founding Principle: The whole family serves, and the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the family.
Vision Statement: Project Sanctuary will assist military service members returning from our nation’s wars and conflicts by reconnecting the family unit through a holistic approach, healing the effects of war, treating all members of the family at their level of need, and enabling the service members to reintegrate into their families and communities in a healthy and sustainable manner, resulting in preservation of the family unit and strengthening of the community, the military and the country.
Mission Statement: Project Sanctuary takes our military families from battle-ready to family-ready by providing six-day, outdoor, therapeutic retreats in a healing environment and ongoing family support services for two years following each retreat.