Military Family Appreciation Month With Project Sanctuary

Spotlighting a Military Family helped by Project Sanctuary 


Gooch Family
My name is Kimberly and I am a runner and full time Department of Defense employee of Fort Carson Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Erin has been Active Duty Army for 12 years and is currently a Chief Warrant Officer 2, Apache Helicopter Pilot. Before Erin was a pilot, he was enlisted in Civil Affairs and was a Patriot Missile Operator. MORE...


We have been an Army family since 2011, when Jordan joined, and while the experience has been greatly rewarding, it has also brought us unique challenges. Jordan is a Purple Heart recipient after an incident while deployed in Afghanistan in 2013, and our family feels the weight of that experience, daily. Jordan has been changed through his service, and so have I, and we see the way it impacts our 5 children in both positive and difficult ways. MORE...



Brian Beem served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as a Cavalry Scout, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. He was married to Elizabeth Beem and had two children when he enlisted and they had a third in service. Brian had two combat tours in Iraq and a third deployment to Afghanistan. During his second deployment he and his crew were struck by an IED that killed one Soldier and injuring Brian’s leg. He was sent to recover at Walter Reed, but due to complications he lost his leg. MORE...

ROGERS FAMILY - Jerry, Billi (wife) and the boys are Daimin (18) and Jase (6)

US Army Veteran of 11 years active duty with numerous deployments worldwide in both training and combat. I'm married with two children (18 & 6). Throughout my time in the Army, I experienced great adventure, made lifelong friendships, and conducted many operations. Mid-career, I started experiencing an exhaustion that I had not yet experienced and decided to leave the military since I wasn't sure how to approach this. After many struggles to learn myself where I was in this moment, I finally got to a point of accepting the need for help. I did seek help and began a life recovery that would prove to be very challenging and rewarding. MORE...

Project Sanctuary’s program focuses on connectedness, helping service members to reconnect with themselves, their families, and ultimately their communities for long term family suffciency. More than 2400 families are currently on our waitlist.

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Project Sanctuary's Mission: 

Project Sanctuary helps military families THRIVE through an evidenced-based program built on
compassionate advocacy, providing resiliency and reintegration tools, and reestablishing HOPE.

Project Sanctuary was established in 2007 by Heather Ehle, a Registered Nurse who saw a gap in care for service members transitioning into civilian life. To date, Project Sanctuary has served more than 1,400 families at retreats in eight states. 

All services are free to service members and their families.