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The Refuge Project

Supporting Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Responders, Finding Continuing Service Options for Veterans, and Developing The Next Generation of Responders 

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  • Provide a place of refuge and recovery for humanitarian aid workers and disaster responders.

  • Provide a place where the effects of the aid worker / responder experience can be understood and addressed.

  • Offer training and placement for people who would like to continue this work.

  • Create opportunities for people to use their skills and motivation to realize their potential to help the world address the most challenging humanitarian situations we face.

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Humanitarian Aid Workers and Disaster Responders

Giving heroes a break

We are dedicated to supporting humanitarian aid and disaster response workers around the world. Responding to a humanitarian crisis often has lasting effects for the responder. Responders can experience distress, depression, and other serious mental and social issues both during and after leaving an aid effort. (see UNHCR study for more information.) These humanitarian workers are often returning from very stressful and horrific environments. Until now, there was no location dedicated to the recovery of this essential population and addressing the ongoing needs for their wellbeing. We provide a safe space with qualified staff to help our humanitarian family recover from their missions.

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Veteran's Transitional Services

Providing a new mission and group

We will be creating opportunities for veterans to return to serving and rebuilding for those most in need. In the U.S.A. veterans commit suicide at a rate of around 20 a day article. Through a transition into humanitarian aid work and disaster response veterans will regain a mission, a group and a respected active role. The skills are there, the drive is there and we can give veterans the chance they have earned for missions of peace.

Projects under development

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Multi Group Collaboration Campus

Creating the places for groups to come together

We are collaborating with Fundación Madre Tierra Verde to create a multi group campus of humanitarian aid and education focused organizations. "Madre Tierra Verde Foundation's purpose is to contribute to the transition of Costa Rican society towards a paradigm of a green and intelligent society, through technology transfer, finance, awareness and orange economy, considering the social, environmental and economic needs of the community." - Melissa Rivera . The Refuge Project will have a refuge site on the campus as well as providing site operations for the larger collaboration, located at El Zota Biological Field Station in Costa Rica

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