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                                           The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes the Patriot Project USA ® as a National Veterans Organization providing                                                                               Emotional Support Animals (ESA), Substance Abuse Help and Employment solutions. All services are at no cost to our Veterans.


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"I have always been an advocate for the Veterans of our country, I fully support the efforts of Kenny DeAndrea and the Patriot Project".

                                                                                                                       Brigadier General Robert Cullen
                                                                                                                       United States Marine Corps, Ret.
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"My office has referred Veterans to the Patriot Project for employment and have had a very high success rate"

                                                                                                                         Susan Rainsford
                                                                                                                         Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
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"I met Kenny last year at a Town Hall meeting, great guy on a worthy mission"!
                                                                                                                         Congressman Dan Lipinski
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" We are thrilled to have a Patriot Project office in our city".........                    Mayor Lucy Vinis, Eugene,Oregon
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Veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing, nutritional meals, basic physical health care, substance abuse care and aftercare, mental health counseling, personal development and empowerment. Additionally, Veterans need job assessment, training and placement assistance.

 We strongly believe that all programs to assist veterans must focus on helping them obtain and sustain employment.                               Veteran Force  Employment Services has a network of employment agencies and Vocational Rehabilitation Organizations that are  instrumental in securing employment for Veterans. The Patriot Project hosts Job Fairs periodically where local businesses are invited to meet with Veterans that are entering or reentering  the job market.

 











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The South Suburban Council is proud to announce a partnership with Patriot Project USA. Patriot Project USA was founded by Veteran Kenny Joseph DeAndrea, a former United States Marine and a survivor of a self inflicted gunshot wound. Living a life centered in violence contributed to Kenny being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through counseling and education, he has learned how to manage the symptoms of this potentially life ending mental injury. Patriot Project USA is the foremost authority relating to Veteran suicide in the country. Patriot Angels addresses the collateral damage that families of fallen Patriots will experience. We have counselors that specialize in Veteran related issues as well as provided families with financial assistance and Group Support Meetings. Patriot Angeles has its own SUICIDE INTERVENTION HOTLINE now in operation nationally (888)-842-1088 (24 Hrs).

 

11% of[ The South Suburban Council’s](http://www.sscouncil.org/) patient population are Service Members and Veterans. “We are proud to provide our services to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families that serve this great country of ours”, commented Bradley Stein Director of Marketing, Media Relations, Business development and Senior Counselor at The South Suburban Council. The Council understands that active duty and retired members of the armed forces are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of society. The stresses of deployment during wartime and the unique culture of the military account for some differences between substance use in military members and civilians. Zero-tolerance policies and stigma pose difficulties in identifying and treating substance use problems in military personnel, as does lack of confidentiality that deters many who need treatment from seeking it.[ The South Suburban Council](http://www.sscouncil.org/) understands that addiction, substance abuse and mental health recovery and treatment requires more than putting the plug in the jug. We have embraced the dual diagnosis model, we have incorporated PTSD recognition into our treatment model and we are fully aware that treatment evolves and we are at the ready to change as change is required.

It was a pleasure and an honor to meet with Veteran Kenny DeAndrea today, the Founder and Chairman of[ Patriot Project USA](https://www.patriotprojectusa.org/). You are a remarkable man with an equally remarkable story. Your dedication and commitment are inspirational. You made our day! Thank You to[ Patriot Project USA](https://www.patriotprojectusa.org/) for believing in and assisting[ The South Suburban Council](http://www.sscouncil.org/) in our mutual goals.



 

   
                THE FIRST THREE STEPS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS
 IN SAVING A LIFE                                                                                                              (CLICK ON THE TABS BELOW)

          MORE ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL DIED BY SUICIDE THAN WERE KILLED IN COMBAT

In 2012 alone, an estimated 6,500 former military personnel died by suicide. More active duty veterans, 177, succumbed to suicide that year than were killed in combat, 176. The Army suffered 52% of the suicides from all branches.

In 2013, the VA released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides. A recent analysis found a suicide rate among veterans of about 30 per 100,000 population per year, compared with the civilian rate of 14 per 100,000. However, the comparison was not adjusted for age and sex.

The total number of suicides differs by age group; 31% of these suicides were by veterans 49 and younger while 69% were by veterans aged 50 and older.

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 ST. PAUL, MN June 19,2019 by Emma Tompkins

pictured left, Patriot Project`s Chairman, Kenny Joseph DeAndrea met with St.Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter to discuss what we all can do to help Veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI. " Veterans need to know that we care" said DeAndrea, that we`re here for them and that we will do all that we can to help them.

DeAndrea himself a survivor of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head,  has now become a crusader for the 22 Veterans that will end their life every day in America.

He then said, " I was trained as a U.S. Marine never to leave anyone behind, I've got 22 Veterans to save today, who`s with me" ?

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                   Are you interested in our programs? for more information call (888) 842-1088

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