Who We Are
The Silent War Foundation began in Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in September 2012. We are dedicated to helping Veterans and their families overcome the unseen emotional, mental and psychological injuries resulting from military service during a time of war. As Veterans ourselves, we know the unseen and unspoken wounds that other Veterans carry and how difficult it can be to deal with the pain associated with combat and wartime service. Our goal is to create a solution to these issues that plague Veterans and their families daily.
The systems put in place designed to help injured veterans once they have separated from the military are inadequate at the entry level. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) has an immense amount of disability claims that are backlogged, waiting on a decisions. With thousands of Veterans submitting new claims monthly, that situation is unlikely to change. We are not willing to wait. The Silent War Foundation was created to offer a solution the understaffed, underfunded and completely insufficient system of resources currently offered.
Four of our five founding Board Members are Veterans with combat service. They also deal with the scars that accompany it. We have seen first-hand the inadequacy of the mental health resources provided by the DoD and the VA. Facing an epidemic of suicide, unemployment, homelessness and the unseen injuries of war, we are no longer willing to wait for the politicians and bureaucrats to get it right. We are working for the needs of our Veterans and their families now, finding new ways to help Veterans overcome their unseen wounds, all across the nation.