Foundation grants $100,000 to help veterans, military families

Project Sanctuary has assisted more than 1,200 military families nationwide, according to a release from the organization. (Submitted photo)

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has given Project Sanctuary a $100,000 grant.

Offered in seven states and serving families across America,  Project Sanctuary provides free, weeklong therapeutic retreats to families dealing with mental health issues, critical financial instability, marital discord or a volatile home life, according to a release.

In addition to the programs offered in the retreat setting, Project Sanctuary supports families with ongoing counseling, job placement assistance and emergency financial support, as needed.

“Very few Americans have any idea how much military families sacrifice, often suffering in silence,” said businessman Bob Parsons.

“Beyond the challenges of deployment and relocation, these neglected families endure hardships that other families simply don’t experience, including inadequate pay and housing, zero or inadequate child care, unimaginable isolation, loneliness and hopelessness. They deserve better.”

Project Sanctuary has assisted more than 1,200 military families nationwide, and there are an additional 2,400 on its wait list, the release stated, adding the foundation grant will provide operational support, extending the organization’s reach to even more families.

“We pride ourselves on adapting to what military families need most to heal and thrive, but to do that, we need the help of forward-thinking organizations like The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation,” stated Project Sanctuary CEO Heather Ehle.

“Their generous support, coming at this critical time of growth, will enable us to expand the level of care we’re able to offer military families without losing the high quality of service our families have come to expect and deserve from us.”

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