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SAFE’s mission is to serve as a resource for the community to ease the readjustment and reintegration of military members returning from our current wars and their families, as well as veterans from previous eras. We work towards peace and healing by providing free, confidential, professional counseling for individuals and couples, advocating for clients, assisting the community at large in finding these services through other agencies, or facilitating the creation of programs by individual organizations. In addition, we strive to help develop future mental healthcare professionals who work with our demographic by offering internships and other professional development opportunities. In this way we are able to directly address the constantly growing need for well-trained providers to our community.
We have served more than 1500 combat veterans, service members and families (both individuals, couples and entire family units), providing masters’ level, professional counseling since 2011 at no cost to clients.
We have graduated more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate level interns trained in deployment psychology and given them one-on-one experience with this demographic as well as stipends to help them with costs.
We have helped more than a dozen masters’ level counselors complete licensure hours by providing paid supervision.
We have maintained an 3-year, ongoing support group for Soldiers living with TBI/PTSD and their caregivers.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
First, we have engaged independent CUP audit of all transactions for the past three years; our plan for January of 2017, however, is a full, independent audit.
In early 2015, we engaged the accounting firm of Stone, Rudolph & Henry in Clarksville. Prior to that time, our checks were written and taxes calculated and paid by a series of three self-employed accountants. When our funding jumped from less than $50,000 to more than $200,000 in one year, we quickly needed more help. When Stone, Rudolph & Henry came aboard, they immediately dealt with some mistakes and discrepancies regarding taxes and 1099's to place SAFE in good standing with the IRS.
After our 2014 calendar year audit report was received in May 2015, we implemented those changes immediately, based upon recommendations from the report.
“I’ve never shared my story with anybody.” -- The first step toward recovery can be the most difficult. The ability to engage in productive activities, to find relationships with other people fulfilling, and to adapt to change and cope with adversity are each vital to enjoying a happy and healthy life. But each of these facilities can be significantly impaired by mental health disorders. A mental health diagnosis should not define who a person is, or what a person can achieve through treatment and support. Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations are ready to help make that first step toward good health a little easier.
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