About Us

Vision

Veterans Legacy is a non-profit, 501C3, organization. We exist to provide integrated treatment in a rural setting, stressing therapeutic agriculture, utilizing multiple resources to address the individual’s medical and psychological needs. We aspire to provide treatment for PTSD, and other adjustment disorders while continuing supportive therapy for associated co-morbidities such as drug and alcohol addictions.

Veterans Legacy is designed to function as a community service entity comprised of military veterans and Motivated Active Civilians who desire to focus on creatively approaching the complex needs of veterans. Our veteran leadership controls and directs services by coordinating with resources already dedicated to specific veteran related needs in a manner that they believe to benefit the veteran/client optimally.

Mission

Our mission at Veterans Legacy is to use the former Lane County Work Camp in Alma, OR for residential treatment and provide all support activities and therapies for our veterans.

The surrounding land will be utilized for farming to attain self-sufficiency in food production for the facility and contributing to community food resources. Active involvement in forestry projects is anticipated as another venue in which clients would provide service to the community.

Veterans Legacy is developing a membership base that will include as many Veterans and Motivated Active Civilians (MAC’s) as possible, thereby providing financial and personnel resources needed for treatment programs at the camp.

Harnessing the energy, enthusiasm, and talents of the membership will allow creation of a pro-active, holistic care paradigm for the multi-faceted needs of veterans in a safe and unique environment that will fulfill the promise: “Taking Care of Our Own so That no One is Left Behind.”

The Location

The surrounding land will be utilized for farming, both greenhouse and field cropping, to attain self-sufficiency in food production for the facility and contributing to community food resources, e.g. Food For Lane County. Active involvement in forestry projects, e.g. forest fire mitigation, is anticipated as another venue in which clients would provide service to the community/region. Both of these endeavours will combine to provide a general therapeutic framework which will encourage focus on treatment interventions, reestablish self-esteem, aid in reintegration and, ideally, aid in acquiring employment when on site care is completed for each Veteran.

To this end, Veterans Legacy will strive to develop a membership base that will include as many Veterans and Motivated Active Civilians (MAC’s) as possible, thereby providing financial and personnel resources needed for treatment programs at the Camp and assist in achieving fiscal sustainability. Ideally, the Camp would attain the endorsement of many other entities in the community that would help provide financial and in kind support as well. Harnessing the energy, enthusiasm, and talents of the membership will allow creation of a pro-active, holistic care paradigm for the multi-faceted needs of Veterans in a safe and unique environment that, indeed, will fulfill the promise, “Taking care of our own that no one is left behind.”