Offers educational scuba diving programs that are open to any veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value. Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and more.
Heather Ehle founded Project Sanctuary in 2007 while working as a registered nurse after she discovered no organization was helping the military family as a unit.
Heather founded the organization on the principle that when one person serves, the whole family serves, and the best way to support the troops was to create an organization supporting the entire family.
What began as one retreat boot-strapped together in the mountains of Colorado has since grown into a national organization serving thousands of at-risk military families across the country.
Today, we are proud to be one of the only organizations focused on mental health, serving veterans, spouses, caregivers, and children as a family unit with a fully licensed and professional staff. That is our difference.
Veterans have a 50% higher risk of dying by suicide than civilians. Active duty suicide rates have reached an all-time high since 2012, and 123 military spouses succumbed to suicide in 2017. Military families relocate every other year, isolating spouses and children and making it even more difficult to cope with the challenges and stress of military life.
Project Sanctuary’s mission is more critical than ever.