WARRIORS AND QUIET WATERS FOUNDATION CURRENTLY OFFERS THREE UNIQUE PROGRAMMATIC STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE LONG TERM HEALING AND REINTEGRATION OF POST-9/11 COMBAT VETERANS.
If you are a warrior applying to participate in a therapeutic Fishing Experience, you must participate in a Solo Fishing Experience prior to being eligible for a Couple’s or Alumni Fishing Experience. Each inquiry is thoroughly reviewed by the Director of Warrior Services. For more information on program selection please click here.
The Solo Fishing Experience
A Solo Fishing Experience (FX) brings six first-time warrior participants together for a week of camaraderie. Participation in a therapeutic fly Fishing Experience my be the first time a warrior has asked for, or accepted, help. It may be his or her first time stepping onto the path of emotional healing. Outcomes often include a reduction in feelings of isolation, better mental health and improved relationships.
Thanks for getting me up to Montana for that trip…Really pulled me out of a bad place and literally changed my outlook on life. Because of it, I’m getting my house packed up and moving back to Missouri to be closer to my family. That trip really made me miss being around people that truly care…[S]ince being back, I fell like I have a better appreciation for life and a better outlook on what’s to come.SGT Ben
The Alumni Fishing Experience
An Alumni Fishing Experience (FX) brings together five first-time participants with five previous participants. By pairing returning warriors with a combat-wounded service member experiencing their first Fishing Experience, alumni are able to uniquely assist their fellows in developing a sense of belonging, brotherhood, trust and a positive outlook. At the same time, the alumni are furthering their own journey of recovery by gaining a greater sense of purpose post-military life.
You have saved my life in every way possible. I will never give up.SSgt Verhine, US Army Medic
The Couples Fishing Experience
A Couple’s Fishing Experience (FX) brings six couples together to share their common experience for six days. Couples events recognize the unique challenges of post-combat relationships. On a Couples FX, warriors and their spouses get to spend uninterrupted days on the water mending lines, and hearts, one cast at a time.
We are simply delighted and grateful to you all as a team and organization for what you have done. A couple on the rocks with problems finding middle ground on something we both like that brings us together. Thank you all for the beautiful gift of fishing.Evelina Morlabaez