Our Purpose

Connect military families to valuable resources and other services

Our veterans and their families often don’t know what programs and resources are available to them. Veterans will often need help in the following areas:

  • Applying for VA benefits
  • Home Loans
  • Financial Management
  • Writing Resumes
  • Finding Jobs
  • Skill Training

By connecting our veterans and their families to other organizations and resources, we will be able to help them get back on their feet!

Helping Veterans with PTSD live normal lives...

When our veterans return from combat they often retain the “flight or fight” response, even in their civilian life. For the last several months, these men and women have dodged IEDs, bullets and drive like they are running for their lives. And in many cases, they were. Adapting to civilian life causes as many as 80% of military marriages to end in divorce. The families simply don’t know how to handle what is going on with their loved-one. Families expect everything to return to normal, but how can it? At Casting Cares, we know the importance of teaching veterans how to live with their new normal. Knowing our veteran families are struggling, we can offer support groups that will help in the following areas:
  • Combat Trauma Support Groups
  • Family Trauma Support Groups
  • One on One Mentoring
  • Peer support groups
  • Marriage classes
  • Counseling
  • Bible studies and classes
  • Book studies

Raise public awareness of the effects of PTSD on our military families

Every day in America, 22 veterans and an active duty military will comment suicide. That means every 65 minutes, roughly your lunch break, we lose one of our warriors.

Our veterans usually cannot and will not share what they are going through because the average civilian does not understand. Many times, our veterans are told to “snap out of it” or worse, “it’s all in your head.”
Due to the media coverage of PTSD, veterans do not reach out for help because the general public is terrified that someone with PTSD is angry and/or abusive. Most of the time, anger and violence issues are directed inward, and veterans are more of a threat to themselves than to the public.

We seek to help the general public understand what may be happening with our veterans. By educating ourselves, we can begin to understand why our veterans are struggling and help make a difference in their lives.

Our Goals

Recreation Center

Our vision is to build a recreation center for our veterans and their families. The center will include a serenity garden, relax station, small library, conference rooms, horse kennels and arena.

Safe Place

Our veterans need a safe place to unwind. Because of their daily struggles with PTSD and other combat related injuries, many veterans feel alone. Many times doctors and VA assistance programs further alienate these veterans from seeking help.

It is estimated that 1 in 3 veterans will suffer from PTSD. Only 40% of these veterans seek help and only 40% of those will obtain adequate treatment. Our program offers veterans adequate treatment that will help them learn to work through triggers and to better cope with future struggles.

Our veteran families are often struggling as well. Our program will integrate different resources to help the veterans’ family understand what is happening with their loved one. We will stand beside the family as they find a new normal in their lives.

Find Purpose

When our veterans return from a combat zone, they oftentimes lose sight of the things that mattered to them before combat. Many times, veterans simply want to be apart of something bigger than themselves. Many will go on humanitarian aid trips or be instrumental in stepping up when faced with danger. These acts can provide a sense of purpose and meaning. Having a recreation center at the core of our organization will allow our veterans to find purpose. With many different avenues and work to be done, they will have something to keep their mind focused on helping others, rather than on war.