Voice of the Veterans

The mission of Forgotten Warrior is to address the vital needs of current and past Veterans struggling with re-entry to civilian life.

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Bingo Night

Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays Sacramento Bingo Center

CalVet Info

CalVet event and service information.

Support Our Online Fund Drive

Help us reach our fundraising goal as we prepare to provide services to Veterans this Fall & Winter.

Employment Training

Forgotten Warrior provides employment training for career opportunities in Information Technology (IT), IT Support, IT Sales, Web Design and Marketing. We also provide in-house opportunities in the Janitorial, Lawn & Garden, and Hauling services.

Advocacy & Support

We assist Veterans by supplying services to the homeless, disabled, PTSD sufferers and elderly Veterans. We provide basic needs, including: food, clothing, shelter and assistance in preparation of the Veteran’s Benefit Request to the Veterans Administration.

Education

Heroes in need of a career can contact us about job training in Information Technology (I.T.), Bookkeeping and Entrepreneurship (owning your own business, and Office Administration). We provide an academic assessment and help you plan your career.

Wake Up America! to these Veterans Statistics

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development reports,

  • (HUD) estimates that 57, 849 Veterans are homeless on any given night.
  • 900,000 Veterans rely on Food Stamps.
  • 600,000 benefits applied for ONLY 6% have been addressed 2014.

Employment

  • More than 75% of veterans report “inability to effectively translate their military skills to civilian terms.”

Mental Health Problems

  • There were 349 active-duty suicides in 2012, breaking records sent in 2009.
  • Veterans account for 20% of national suicides.
  • An estimated 22 veterans committed suicide each day in 2010, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair.
  • Nearly 35% of deployed service members experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, according to Stanford University estimates.
  • 10% to 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, according to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America statements.
  • According to RAND, only about half of the troops that screened positive for PTSD or major depression had sought treatment.
  • One veterans commits suicide every hour due to PTSD.

Homelessness

  • 62,219 veterans were homeless on a single night in the United States in 2012. 13% of all homeless adults-according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report.
  • Veterans’ homelessness has declined by nearly 19% since 2009.  The Obama administration has set a goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015.
  • Young veterans are more than twice as likely to become homeless as nonveteran adults of similar age.

Addictions

  • 27% of Army Soldiers met the criteria for alcohol abuse in three or four months after returning from Iraq, according to a 2011 study by the National Institute for Drug Abuse.
  • A 2009 Pentagon health survey found that one in four soldiers had abused prescription drugs.
  • Combat veterans are 31% more likely to begin binge drinking than service members who do not experience combat.
  • Surveys by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that “from 2004 to 2006, 7.1% of veterans (an estimated 1.8 million persons) met criteria for a past-year substance use disorder.”
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OUR MISSION

Forgotten Warrior (FW) is a non-profit agency, founded 2008 by Veterans to help Veterans. The mission of Forgotten Warrior is to address the vital needs of current and past Veterans struggling with re-entry to civilian life.

CONTACT US

Forgotten Warrior 909 12th St., Suite 114 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 533-9811 wind@forgottenwarrior.org Email Us through the site

TESTIMONIALS

“I just wanted to thank you for having such fine men speaking about Forgotten Warrior on Saturday in front of Whole Foods in Rocklin. I am so proud of the work that Forgotten Warrior does.” —Sandra Monagan, CalVet

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