Programs and More

Veteran Leadership Unit

Here we train motivated, capable and available military service members and veterans in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Communication, Emotional Freedom Technique, Mentorship and utilizing the familiarity of military training to be successful outside of the military. Once trained as Veteran Team Leaders, they will then be ready to lead and empower service members and veterans that are struggling to find hope and success in their lives. 

Battle Buddy bonds are formed within this unit and all who are involved work as family to ensure one another's success.  

If you have any questions or are interested in attending our training and becoming a Veteran Team Leader, please fill out the contact form on the Home Page or email   

Teen Task Force

Ensuring the youth in our community are built-up in their self-worth and are guided towards positive personal development. We provide a safe learning environment for peer to peer mentorship guided by Sande Roberts, MA and her over 25 years of experience with suicide prevention and youth counseling. 

Hold Your Position - Introduction to Suicide Prevention in the Veteran Community

FREE and available to ALL members of the community to come and get educated on the epidemic of veteran suicide and what is being done to combat this enemy.  Speakers include members of the Operation Shockwave Crisis Response Team and Suicide Prevention Trainers. 

These 3 hour intros are essential for any military service member or veteran that is struggling to find hope and success, and anyone who just wants to know more and get involved in the efforts to empower Veterans to choose life.  

If you would like information on the next event, please fill out the contact form on the Home Page or email

Emotional Freedom Retreats

Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) is a therapeutic technique that is easily used and learned and has been backed by a research study done by Kaiser Permanente to assist Military Veterans in overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 


While at The Merritt Center Lodge in Payson, AZ, over a 3 day period, we will use EFT along with other modalities to assist 10 Veterans (Spouses welcome to participate) in coming to a place of healing from the stress caused by traumatic events. A $50 deposit is required to hold a space for this Retreat, but it will be returned upon completion of the program. 


Food and Lodging are completely covered for the duration of the 3-day Retreat. If you would like information on the next Retreat, please fill out the contact form on the Home Page or email 

Veteran In Need Fund

This program is funded through community donations and 100% of these funds go to military service members or veterans in need of Financial Assistance for life issues, such as (but not limited to):

  • Groceries and Household Items
  • Clothing and Blankets
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Bills
  • Transportation

We will also be blessing families during the holidays with a full traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Trees and gifts for their children. 

If you are in need of assistance in these areas, please fill out the contact form on the Home page or email

Crisis Response Teams

Our teams consist of 2 veterans, one of which is a trained Veteran Team Leader and we are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week to respond to Veterans in crisis. 


Contact us at (480) 259-1212


Veteran's Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1