WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A VETERAN SUICIDE?
The body is discovered by the immediate family. Sometimes they bear witness. Exit Mom or Dad. Enter PTSD.
Our Veteran families struggle to afford a modest funeral or cremation. Houses are lost. Cars repossessed. It happens all the time.
Builds a safety net of services in
the hours and days that follow.
Funeral Home Negotiation
Crisis Financial Aid
THIS IS A FIGHT WE CAN WIN
Suicide and PTSD are very hard to stop.
Our mission is 100% achievable.
Your Donation Provides These Services
Time Of Need Counseling
Funeral homes prey on our Veteran families, driving up the price of a funeral our families can’t afford. We step in and negotiate for them with biohazard clean up companies and funeral homes.
Crisis Funeral Funding
Veteran families that reach out to us need the fiscal support we offer to bury their sons and daughters, husbands and wives with the dignity and honor they deserve.
Without Your Donation
PTSD and Depression
No mental health resources means the PTSD they were infected with will claim another victim. We offer hope out of that vicious cycle.
Suicide Ideation Again
Veteran families have told us of additional suicides as a result of the Veteran’s. Even children can’t escape the dangerous and deadly thoughts.
Most Veterans had no life insurance and their funerals put their survivors into a deeper financial hole. Stress and sadness ensue.
You have made my struggles with losing Cedrick bearable. I have gone to therapy, church groups, bereavement classes and take meds, but nothing has helped as much as OAS.
Helen Taylor, Cedrick’s Mom
NO, THE VA DOESN’T DO ENOUGH, NOT EVEN CLOSE
VA Benefits: Too Little-Too Late
- less than $2,000 months later
- a plot
- an in-ground marker
- a short ceremony
VA Benefits Do Not Cover:
- bio hazard clean-up costs
- body transport costs
- funeral home costs
Veteran Families Left To Go It Alone?
Not On Our Watch!
Your generous donations go to pay or repay each family up to $1,000 for expenses directly linked to funeral costs. As funeral practices are often unkind to our families, loans and credit card debt is incurred before any services are rendered.
Many have no life insurance. Our goal is to be there during the funeral process and battle for the families. Saving them money while lifting the burden of this stressful time is also made possible by your donations.
Give today – whatever you can – because they have sacrificed enough!
Average Funeral Home Bill
Cost to Fly a Body Home
Average VA Death Benefit
I would like to thank you for all that you do. I am truly thankful for your dedication to knowing the problem and trying to make others aware of the tragedy soldiers & their families endure. It has really, really been a hard road. I wish every day that Cedrick was here and I was the one God called. So sad.
This is a great resource for families that are faced with the hardships that come with veteran soldier suicide.