Lloyd Michael Austin was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and a veteran of Desert Shield / Storm. Now a local small business owner with a huge heart for volunteering in the community, he has joined the Veterans Recovery Resources team to continue to give back.
On Veteran’s Day weekend, John Kilpatrick was invited to speak at Faith Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama at a service to honor all of those who have served us so well. The invitation came from Dr. Reginald Eggleston, a buddy of John’s from Officer Candidate School (OCS).
A study commissioned by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the United Health Foundation, determined that there is a preparedness gap as it relates to community-based mental health providers being able to take care of the special needs of military veterans and their families. Veterans Recovery Resources is poised to bridge the gap.
“When a service man or woman puts his or her hand up and says ‘I need help,” they need it right then. Not in six months, not in eight months,” said John F. Kilpatrick, Founder of Veterans Recovery Resources at the Rotary Club of Mobile. “That is why we are losing so many veterans.”
The Community Foundation of South Alabama has recently completed its Southwest Alabama Veterans Needs Assessment and anticipates the results from the assessment will be released in early January 2017. In the meantime, you can learn about the veteran data that is currently available. The dashboards provide demographic snapshots on our veteran community in Southwest Alabama […]
Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan increases the risk for death by suicide among current and former US military personnel, new research shows.
Veterans Recovery Resources is different. It is a community-based program designed specifically for Veterans, by Veterans. The goal? To provide therapy and treatment options for Veterans in crisis, regardless of their ability to pay for services. And ultimately, to foster a vibrant community of Veterans–and their families–who support each other over a lifetime. By removing the […]
Veterans Recovery Resources purchased two buildings located on a three-acre parcel in the medical corridor on Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama. These buildings will serve as the permanent campus for the non-profit’s unique recovery program for military Veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues. Using a grant […]
The idea for Veterans Recovery Resources came to John through time and experience. John is a combat Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-91), Kosovo (2005-06) and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2015). He has over 32 years reserve military service including 12 years as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve […]
Our country is facing a national epidemic and a local crisis. Our military Veterans in the Mobile and Gulf Coast region need your help today. Of the roughly 22 million Veterans in the U.S., one in four has serious addiction and mental health issues. A staggering 22 Veterans commit suicide every day.* In the Gulf […]