A Congratulatory Message from Congressman Brady
H.O.N.O.R. is an acronym for
Helping Our Neighbors
Overcome and Rebuild
To cultivate a pluralistic community within prison where veterans can become servant-leaders, mentoring inmates from differing faiths, ethnicities and creeds to pool their knowledge and use their individual skills for the building up of the whole. This environment will encourage a sense of community, reflect the reality of positive change and serve as a bridge for restoring inmates back to their families and society.
To see veterans recognized and supported while in prison and then succeed in life upon release as high functioning members of society with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as they move forward with purpose and meaning.
Veterans are losing their freedom because of defending ours.
8% of all incarcerated individuals in the U.S. are veterans, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, while only 1-2% of our citizens serve in the military. Of these incarcerated, more than half are in prison due to mental health issues, such as PTSD or substance abuse problems.
Support for America’s veterans is crucial.
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Support and Personal Development Inside the Penitentiary
The Triumph Program is a trauma-based narrative therapy process assisting incarcerated veterans to put past horrors on paper, work through the anger, survivor’s guilt and fear that PTSD brings, and find purpose and meaning in the experience of war.
After completing 12 weeks of a small Triumph Program Mentoring Group, veterans have their innate desire to serve others (which led them to join the military) reignited as the final sections are focused on setting goals and seeking ways to serve others as a means of healing. The continuation of the program’s therapeutic benefit is contingent upon ample opportunities for service.
H.O.N.O.R. Mentoring Communities gives incarcerated veterans effective opportunities to continue serving our country by mentoring and supporting their prison unit neighbors resulting in improved relations and a more positive culture for all who live or work in units where The Triumph Program is present. Avenues for giving service provide the sense of purpose and usefulness that is often lacking as veterans return home from war and which becomes more pronounced in the restricted penitentiary environment.
Continued Support Upon Release at a Reentry Facility
A Reentry Facility where formerly incarcerated veterans continue to receive support upon release.
MISSION: To assist veterans after incarceration with transitional housing, job skills, employment and counseling support to ensure successful reentry and reduced recidivism.
Coat of Many Colors Ministries has access to four acres on the edge of Montgomery City, which is currently able to house 14 men and will include more accommodations as the facility is expanded.
FORT TRIUMPH is a 12-18 Month Training Facility for Veterans Only. Veterans will be given Leadership Training, Small Business Development Training and Life Skills Training. Successful graduates of Fort Triumph will become Leaders and Facilitator of Programs and Services in the H.O.N.O.R. VILLAGE.
H.O.N.O.R. VILLAGE is an 18-24 Month Reentry Facility for Veterans and Their Families. Counseling Services, Food Distribution Services, Health Services, Housing Services, Staffing Services, Transportation Services and Support Services for individual veterans and their families. This community has been designed with the primary goal of providing the needed resources and support for every veteran approved for the H.O.N.O.R. VILLAGE to have a successful reentry into society.
The Triumph Book: HEROES
The Triumph Book: HEROES is a fascinating collection of epic first-person stories from veteran spanning the decades of war, who share how they are winning the worst battles veterans face at home. After initially reading HEROES, program participants will be prepared to work through the narrative therapy process of recording and sharing their own Triumph Stories using a workbook called The Triumph Program. The workbook helps veterans evolve as they process the tragedies and losses they have suffered and gradually look forward, finding purpose in life, setting goals, and exploring who they can serve with the abilities they have gained as a result of their military-experiences.
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