Project New Hope Inc
Since 2001, over 1.7 million Americans have served in the wars of Iraq or Afghanistan and have returned home. Millions of veterans from the First Gulf War, The Cold War, Vietnam, Korea and WWII are also in our midst, living their lives in our communities. Almost all of these heroes share one thing in common, returning home and adjusting to civilian life was, and is very challenging for both the Veteran and their families. Many of them return with injuries, both seen and unseen, which make the transition even more difficult. Some suffer from depression and turn to addiction or worse, suicide. My name is Bill Moore; I am the President of Project New Hope Inc, an organization dedicated to helping all Veterans, and their families, with the transition from military life overseas to civilian life at home.
We here at Project New Hope recognize the difficulties faced by these veterans and their families. Our organization of caring veterans and individuals realize the process of healing is a vital component to life success after the war. In order to help our Veterans, we provide weekend retreats which are staffed by qualified volunteers, in the areas of family counseling, alternative healing, and veteran services. During these weekends, the attendees receive direct help from service providers and they are given information which allows them to know what other services are available. Most retreats are open to all U.S. Veterans and their families. There are also retreats dedicated to Gold Star and Survivor families. There is no cost for attending and none of the Project New Hope members are paid.
Project New Hope New England is a 501c3 organization which has, since its inception in January 2011, served hundreds of Veterans, their spouses, and their children at our retreats. We have eight more retreats scheduled in 2013 with hopes of your generosity to expand to more retreats in all six of the New England States, the number of Veterans we support is sure to increase substantially. In 2012, Project New Hope was recognized for its efforts by receiving both the Col. Robert E. Hawes Award for Community Service and the George H. Frost Guardian Award. We also added locations for the retreats in order to allow more access to veterans and survivors. All of this has been made possible by the generous donations of hundreds of individual people, businesses and other non-profits.
NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS. That’s right. There is no cost to the families on the retreat.
President – USAF (Disabled Veteran) – Bill Moore
Vice President – Gold Star Mother – Tracy Vaillancourt
Treasurer – Tammy Berthiaume
Assistant Treasurer – Army (Veteran) – Bill LeBeau
Secretary – Patty Moore
Board Member – Donna Moore
Board Member – Melissa Marando
Board Member – Jim Brindisi
Board Member – MA Air National Guard – Erin Moore
Board Member – GySgt USMC (retired) – Paul Caracciolo
Board Member – Matt Dennison
Counseling – James P. Bresnahan, P.C.
Outreach – Mike DamonUSMC/Army
Grant Writer – Anne Squire
STATE LIAISON CONTACTS
New Hampshire Liaisons:
Rhode Island Liaison:
|ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Robert Scali – Filmmaker (Former 18 DELTA Company B, 5TH Special Forces Group Ft Bragg NC ODA-523)
Alyson M. Weeks
What they are saying about Project New Hope:
- “So glad to see young families involved in retreats for military families – gives me hope for the future.”
- “As a Vietnam Veteran this has been better for me than any parade could have been – you can’t fix perfect.”
- “Weekend without the uniform, Project New Hope captured the best part of the military, camaraderie, fellowship and mutual respect.”