Can You Help with Ideas?

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I’m slowly pulling together all the pieces to bring The Warrior Project into reality. My biggest focus right now is in talking to those whose jobs far too often bring them face-to-face with suicide: our local police, first responders, emergency room personnel, clinical therapists, etc.

These are the professionals who will make the referrals to the current support groups and what will eventually be our drop-in center.

And very soon, I will have to begin the money hunt: a crowd-funding campaign, asking for corporate donations, and developing the procedures for insurance reimbursements for therapeutic services. Until I can get The Warrior Project incorporated as a 501(C)3, I won’t be able to go after foundation grants… and even when I can, landing those will tough for a start-up.

All of this is tedious, time-consuming work… and I already work full-time at my day job, as well as hours each week trying to keep our antique shop and used book store going.

If you support the concept of The Warrior Project, I would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time to pick your brain about possible sources of funding, outreach to those we serve, and any other ideas you might have to help save lives and the devastation that suicide leaves in its wake.

Thank you.
Linda
207 740 2247

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In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons no one else could see.  I thought he was the strongest man in the world, and perhaps he was, but tragically, the demons got the better of him.

The name of this project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.

Fair winds and following seas, Husband.

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We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

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The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

Other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

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