|© 2006-2014, Nadia McCaffrey, the Patrick McCaffrey Foundation & the villages, all rights reserved ©
Formed in 2006-2007, the organization is a peace based organization for
members of the military who have served in the war, we are focusing on the Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts, however, this foundation is to help all war veterans . We believe the best way
to support our troops is to bring them home now and take care of them when they get here.
The mission of Patrick McCaffrey’s Foundation is to promote mental and holistic wellness and
palliative care among veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those
suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 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.
Below is some of our information, I'm not sure if we have e-mailed this information to you before. There is
an attachment of a flyer for our Fallen Heroes Program.
Tutor Request Form -is what we fax the families if they are interested in signing up.
We would like to provide services for more families but will need your help in having the families get in
contact with us or obtain their information.
Below is a description of the services that the children or spouse of the fallen will receive.
Professional Tutors of America would like to offer the following services to the nationwide surviving
dependents of the fallen in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars:
1. A minimum of one hour of free tutoring per week.
2. The tutoring will be for K-12 students and surviving spouses who are continuing their education.
3. The tutoring will take place in home or a nearby location.
We have been in the business of helping kids for over 25 years. The company is owned an operated by a
veteran, Bob Harraka.
Below is a link from the Orange County Register that was written about our Fallen Heroes Program.
Thank you Nadia. I will call to update you.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Sincerely, Ernesta Brito
(714) 784-3455 or (800) 832-2487 Ext. 255
|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.
Volunteer Advocates Serve Vets
By BRIGID BRETT
For the San Diego North County Times | Posted: Friday, January 22, 2010 12:00 am
Although Chaplain Fred Tittle left Vietnam in 1970, he only filed for compensation from the Veterans
Administration in 2003.
"I never considered filing a claim; as a matter of fact, it was filed for me ... I'm not sure if I ever would have
unless prompted by someone else, another combat veteran. This is one of the reasons I do the work that I
do with injured veterans; I know how difficult it is to ask for help."
Tittle is a former combat-disabled Marine who is working as chaplain at Moffett Field, located near
Sunnyvale, with combat-disabled veterans as well as active duty members. Most of the injured have
traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
The last time I talked to him, he had just helped an Iraq veteran and his family who were living in a
homeless shelter find "a more suitable, calm place to stay and get them connected with help and
resources." The couple have a young daughter ,and the wife was about to give birth at any moment.
On a given day, Tittle will drive a soldier to her doctor's appointment, defuse a potentially violent altercation
with the police and help a confused and frustrated veteran fill out his mountain of forms so he can get his
disability compensation. He does not get paid for any of this.
John Keith, an Iraq veteran, was at the lowest point of his life when he e-mailed Nadia McCaffrey last year.
McCaffrey's son, Patrick, was killed in Iraq in 2004, and she has since become an advocate and "kind of a
mom" to many young veterans who have been flailing, utterly alone and desperate in the months and years
after serving their country.
In physical and emotional pain, Keith felt like he couldn't keep trying to get his benefits, trying to deal with
the VA, trying to find medications that wouldn't make him have black-outs. It was through McCaffrey's
emotional support and practical guidance that he was able to regain his strength and start advocating for
himself ---- and others. McCaffrey does not get paid for saving and rebuilding lives.
Mary Ellen Salzano started the California Statewide Collaborative for Our Military and Families because
she saw the need to save lives by not only connecting the dots, but connecting the humans. She spends
most of her waking hours helping people who are struggling with a myriad of issues and a sense of deep
desperation, to get in touch with people who might be able to help them. She does not get paid.
The VA has seen a 26 percent increase in suicides, mostly among 18- to 29-year-old veterans who served
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It's time to create a new kind of work force ---- of paid advocates.
BRIGID BRETT writes from Valley Center. Contact her at email@example.com.