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Who We Serve

The Mighty Oaks Foundation is a faith-based Veteran service organization that teaches combat Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress how to get beyond combat trauma and live their lives in the manner God intended. Many combat vets are unable to reintegrate back into civilian life, leaving their families to deal with the aftermath of broken homes and suicide at times. By aligning their lives to Biblical principles, these Warriors are able to lead their families, their communities and our nation. Our mission is to serve and restore our nation’s Warriors and families, who have endured hardship through their service to America, and to help them find a new life purpose through hope in Christ and our resiliency and peer-to-peer recovery programs.

Over 500,000 Warriors Served

Active Duty

We host Resiliency programs year round, reaching thousands of active duty military on bases each year, providing them with the tools that they need to enter into their service and proactively address issues that many are experiencing, click here to learn more.

Veterans

Our 5 day non-clinical peer-to-peer recovery programs help veterans who are struggling with PTS(d) to learn more or to apply for Mighty Oaks Legacy Program click here.

First Responders

We offer our legacy programs at no cost to first responders who are suffering one of the sharpest spikes of increased suicides over the last two years. Click here to learn more or apply for our Legacy Program.

The Challenge

After 20 years in the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than half of the 2 million Veterans struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, every day in America, over twenty veterans commit suicide. The V.A. Hotline receives an average of 400 calls per day. 2020 marked the highest military active duty suicide rate in 10 years. At the same time, the divorce rate among active military personnel and returning Veterans is staggering, impacting Veterans, as well as their families. Many combat vets are unable to reintegrate back into civilian life leaving their families to work through the aftermath.

Estimated Veteran
Suicides Each Day

Highest Active Duty
Suicide in a Decade

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Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans
Suffering From PTS(d)

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Combat Veteran
Divorce Rate

Calls Received Daily
by the V.A. Crisis Line

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Increased Likelihood of
Suicide Among Veterans

Estimated Veteran
Suicides Each Day

Calls Received Daily
by the V.A. Crisis Line

%

Combat Veteran
Divorce Rate

%

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans
Suffering From PTS(d)

Highest Active Duty
Suicide in a Decade

%

Increased Likelihood of
Suicide Among Veterans

Group of Mighty Oaks Graduates

The Solution

For our Warriors who are struggling, the Mighty Oaks journey begins with our intensive peer-based Legacy Program. Through instruction, life-skill projects and team building, we challenge our Warriors to overcome their past experiences and move forward into a life of purpose. After more than 4,000 alumni have participated in our programs, we have and maintain one of the highest success rates of any recovery program in preventing veteran suicide and divorce. In fact, our programs are so successful that we receive hundreds of active duty military on official orders each year. Additionally, through a proactive effort, Mighty Oaks has provided Resiliency Programs to over 150,000 active duty troops on military bases worldwide.

Mighty Oaks’ Impact

Resiliency Event Attendees

Annual Legacy Programs

Program Graduates

Mighty Oaks Events Per Year

Books Distributed

Mighty Oaks Outposts

TESTIMONIALS

My life radically changed.”

LUIS RIVERA

WATCH LUIS’ STORY

My life radically changed.”

LUIS RIVERA

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I learned a new purpose and found my identity in Christ.”

MARC

WATCH MARC’S STORY

I learned a new purpose and found my identity in Christ.”

MARC

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I have a new purpose… a new mission.”

BRANDEN KUNATH

WATCH BRANDEN’S STORY

I have a new purpose… a new mission.”

BRANDEN KUNATH

WATCH BRANDEN’S STORY

Our Programs

Men's Legacy Program

Men’s Legacy Program

The Legacy Program for Men teaches how to identify and fight through these challenges, which might have been limiting their personal success. The Legacy Program for men is a non-clinical, confidential, open environment that fosters camaraderie and fellowship.

Women’s Legacy Program

The four-day Legacy Program for Women leads spouses, active-duty military service members, veterans, and first-responders through a time of learning, exploration, and growth with an aim to cultivate spiritual strength of character in a safe, open, nurturing environment.

Military Resiliency

If properly equipped on the front end of conflict, our Warriors and families can have a true “Spiritual Resiliency” and a mindset that is preventative of the hardships we have seen far too many of our Warriors face.

First Responder Programs

We offer the same life-charing 5 day legacy program to our First Responders, but focused on the unique needs of this community with peer-to-peer counseling.

Marriage Advance

We have partnered with Family Life (A Cru Ministry) in an effort to help couples grow and strengthen their marriages, to last their lifetime, after one or both have attended a Legacy Program..

Aftercare Program

In addition to the tools they receive during the Legacy Programs, alumni are given, dedicated Aftercare Team provide support and resources to ensure they Never Fight Alone to live out the life they were created to live.

Mighty Oaks International

The mission of Mighty Oaks is to SAVE LIVESRESTORE FAMILIES and CHANGE LEGACIES for eternity. Since 2011 we have done those for tens of thousands of warriors through non-clinical faith based peer-to-peer resiliency and recovery programs with incredible success, and the MOI team will work hard to share these programs with our friends around the world. 

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Mighty Oaks Blog

Planting Seeds of Change: A Week at Sky Rose Ranch 

Planting Seeds of Change: A Week at Sky Rose Ranch 

By, Tim Stone II   Many men set forth on a journey to attend our First Responder Legacy program this week at SkyRose Ranch. It was a week of profound impact, where 27 men, each carrying their own burdens and stories, arrived seeking something more. What they found was...

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Bursting Their Bonds

Bursting Their Bonds

By, David Vanderpool  On Monday April 22nd, 22 men from the veteran and first responder communities showed up to The Wilds outside Columbus, OH, full of trepidation, anxiety, burdened and not sure what to expect from a week with Mighty Oaks. It was clear that after...

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Coming Alive!

Coming Alive!

By, Ann Dodd Twenty ladies took a leap of faith and attended our second Women’s Legacy Program of 2024 this past week. They traveled to the beautiful SkyRose Ranch located in San Miguel, CA, from various parts of the country. Each arrived a bit guarded and...

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Forgiveness is Freedom

Forgiveness is Freedom

By Justin Nerdrum, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  Broken from trauma, restless from choices, and feeling “sub-par” due to life events are just a few of the chains our Warriors carry. They feel...

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