WHO we are

over 20 years of combined experience supporting post 9/11 Marines and Navy Corpsman

WHAT we do

provide a transition course and one year of tailored support to assist post 9/11 veterans in their transition to civilian life

WHY we do it

to give veterans and families the tools to successfully reintegrate into their communities

OUR MISSION

To guide and support veterans and families on a new path towards healing and civilian success.

There are over 190,000 post 9/11 veterans transitioning into civilian life each year — a transition that affects almost every dimension in their lives: work, family, social, school, and community. For many, there may be other underlying issues that inhibit them from a successful transition such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury from exposure to high explosive blasts, and a profound loss of purpose that the military structure offered.

PROCESS

Post 9/11 veterans enrolled in the Vantage Point Foundation’s program will attend a six day transition course at St. Christoper Retreat & Conference Center on Seabrook Island, SC. After the course, they will have access to a robust one year support continuum providing continued education, advocacy, community, and progress towards their transitional goals.

Initial Assessment

Veterans that meet the established criteria can be screened and referred through their VA or civilian mental health provider, case manager or by another veteran.

Transition Course

Each Vantage Point Foundation Transition course will consist of up to 30 participants. Veterans will participate in the six day course at St. Christopher Retreat Center.

Support

The Support Continuum offers the opportunity for veterans who complete the course to have a tailored support plan developed to assist in their transition.

VANTAGE POINT FOUNDERS

The founding board members of the Vantage Point Foundation have over 20 years of combined experience supporting post 9/11 Marines and Navy Corpsman in their transitions throughout the functions of the District Injured Support Coordinator (DISC) with the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Combat Casualty Visiting Nurse Program (CCVN), Focus Marines Foundation (FMF), and a federal veteran employment initiative.

Mark Holyfield

Mark Holyfield

Executive Director
Kim Bradley

Kim Bradley

Director of Programs
Staci Pelland

Staci Pelland

Executive Board
Daniel Bradley

Daniel Bradley

Director of Mentor Programs

Partners

vantage point foundation partner marine corps relief society
vantage point foundation partner focus marines foundation
vantage point foundation partner upstate warrior solution
vantage point foundation partner maga design

Help support a veteran in our program

DONATE

Your one time gift or monthly contribution will assist in sending veterans through the VPF Transition Course and enroll them in one year of systematic education, family support, and advocacy designed to enable them to pursue their transitional goals. The cost per veteran for the yearlong program is $5,800.

Vantage Point Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

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VOLUNTEER

Vantage Point Foundation is in need of volunteers to serve as Veteran Team Leaders and Community Mentors.  We also welcome assistance with fundraising, transportation, food service, administration, and other special needs. Click the button below and sign up for more information on how you can support our veterans.