Nov 13, 2020- The Attic, Tampa FL
SOF Missions is a non-profit organization that supplies veteran resources and assistance for warriors struggling with PTSD, the rigors from combat and challenges of military life. We develop and provide complete treatment plans that encompass psychological, social, spiritual, and physical programs. Our program, the Resiliency Project, is not limited by discharge status or MOS, and help is available to all veterans from all branches Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Our mission is to combat the veteran suicide crisis by restoring purpose, resiliency, and life after service.
Over 2.7 million men and women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight on terrorism. Unfortunately for many, the rigors of combat and the challenges of military life take a toll on their overall health. The suicide rate among veterans has reached drastic proportions. The Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Data Report from 2019 states that over 20 veterans take their lives every day and the suicide rate for veterans is 1.5 times the rate for non-veteran adults.
SOF Missions is committed to combating this problem by empowering warriors to find purpose and be resilient.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” ISA.6.8
SOF Missions is vital. We need more people behind it, we need more organizations like it. I think we’ve got to do everything we can to get word out to the people we’re doing this and how much its needed for these American great men and women who never get their name in the paper, and yet they have laid their life on the line. I really appreciate what SOF Missions is doing and if there’s any way I can help, I will.
General Stanley McChrystal
Former Commander US Forces Afghanistan
I’m really impressed with the SOF Missions approach to dealing with our veterans. SOF Missions has a holistic way to helping our veterans when they come back and I like this because not only does it address the physical and psychological needs but also the spiritual needs. Man is a spiritual being, so to me what’s really, really important is helping veterans spiritually because you’re introducing them to the same thing that healed my father (Louis Zamperini), that was the one thing that put him over the top. That’s what redeemed him from his PTSD, was that relationship with the Creator of the Universe. I’m so impressed because this goes beyond the normal veteran help groups that you hear about, so hats off to SOF Missions.
Executive Producer Unbroken: Path to Redemption
By enabling strong relationships, Shield of Faith Missions helps Warriors and their families reinvigorate hope and a sense of purpose. The organization affords a holistic path toward psychological, physical, and spiritual resiliency through nationally recognized partnerships and a growing number of hometown operating locations. Shield of Faith Missions is building a credible network that is strengthening our Warriors and those who support them.
Former Commander US Forces Afghanistan
Damon Friedman is a true warrior. He has personally experienced combat as a special tactics officer in the Air Force and he also knows the battles that our nation’s service men and women face when they return home. Damon has taken on a new mission of combatting the suicide epidemic in our military community by offering hope to those who are contemplating that route. I encourage you to support Damon and SOF Missions.
President – Hennings Management Corporation
Our audience at the Alabama Police Chiefs Association 2017 Summer Conference was beyond impressed with Damon. There were over 300 police chiefs in attendance and Damon’s military and personal experiences connected well with the group. I had heard from a veteran Air Force officer that Damon was a compelling speaker and at the Chiefs conference I got to witness this first hand. Damon has a great ability to relate to audiences and move people to action. Also, his presentation style is superb – engaging and energetic. He is definitely a speaker to have again in the future.
Retired Chief of Police – Police Safety Consultant AMIC/MWCF
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There is hope and there is purpose. I thank SOF Missions for giving me a second chance!