No one who wore the uniform of the US Military should ever worry about whether they will have a place to live or whether they can find treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress.
Saving lives through cutting-edge PTSD Treatment
Suicides among the veteran population are rising again and currently 20 veterans take their own life every single day. This is a staggering statistic and Rags of Honor 1 is the only veteran non-profit actively funding a procedure called a Stellate Ganglion Block (also known as the Dual Sympathetic Reset) that has proven in over 88% of recipients to greatly reduce, or in most cases completely eliminate, severe Post-Traumatic Stress. The procedure was perfected in Chicago and Rags 1 has successfully funded over 50 procedures in the last five years.
Direct support through micro-grants
A portion of Rags 1 proceeds have been used to provide veterans with micro-grants. Rags 1 has hired over 90 veterans, almost all struggling in various ways. We have offered support to many veterans transitioning to permanent housing. This process presents many financial obstacles. We strive to help veterans feel like they are in control of their life, living in a place they feel safe, having a space that is their own and being employed. Rags 1 often pays for security deposits for new apartments, buying basic household items like a bed, nightstand, kitchen utensils. All things that most civilians take for granted. At Rags 1 we help that transition by funding micro grants for security deposits, rent, groceries and transit passes. These micro grants are the building blocks for a smooth, seamless transition back to a civilian lifestyle.