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Our mission

The FYS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a threefold mission that focuses on

helping to restore the souls of our

                  --Warrior Veterans living with invisible wounds, by pairing them with

                  --Dogs rescued from euthanasia. We also look to help our

                  --Communities learn to share with our Veteran Families in the

                      "reciprocal, social contract between warrior, citizen and nation."*

Reduce the rate of canine euthanasia

Improve coping skills of veterans within their new reality

Help manage the impact of PTS(D) which ripples throughout our communities


Establish personal missions for both veterans and rescued dogs

Teach how to cultivate deep connections between people and domestic animals

Restructure the contemporary, cultural perception of war

Re-engaging the civilian population to respect veterans as elders and honored warriors

Accept responsibility for our civilian leadership's demands of our active-duty soldiers

Balance the growth of the free world with a more discretionary use of war

Inspire a prioritization of the defense of the homeland which, in turn, may significantly reduce our rate of PTS(D) among our warriors

* Tick, Edward. Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul after War. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2014. 129. Print

© 2016 Finding You Institute, LLC

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