|veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those suffering from
post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), by
providing a live-in retreat village, wherein with the help of trained professional staff and
volunteers, veterans will find inner healing and an eventual re-entry into society.
The Patrick McCaffrey Foundation is a nonprofit public charity, IRS 501c3, that provides
activities to benefit American military veterans and their families. The activities include
programs and services that help support veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq wars to
transition back to their families and communities.
|The Patrick McCaffrey Foundation, named after Sergeant Patrick R. McCaffrey, the first
California National Guard, since WWII, (from the 579th Engineer Battalion from Petaluma),
to lose his life in Iraq on June 22, 2004, is committed to bringing healing and hospice, as
well as career counseling and training, to veterans returning from the war in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Its founding member and President, Nadia McCaffrey, mother of Sergeant
Patrick McCaffrey, wants to carry on the work her son would have pursued had his life not
been curtailed so prematurely. Patrick, who did not expect to be deployed to Iraq, decided
to honor the commitment he made to help people by going to Iraq as a leader and Combat
Life Saver, bringing healing and love to his fellow soldiers and the Iraqi children.
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Many Thanks to Kate and David for so generously giving their time,
efforts and staff to this project.
Nadia McCaffrey Gold Star Mother
Contact For the Local Affiliated Project in Humboldt
Marc Knipper MSW