About US

It takes a Warrior is a crisis response team. We take calls from veterans in crisis and immediately respond in person. Our specialties include but are not limited to: suicide prevention, mental health and substance abuse therapy, homelessness, healthcare and medical insurance, veteran claims, and linking veterans to community agencies that can assist them with sustainability.

Who are we and what do we do?

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation that provides crisis intervention, jail diversion, therapy, and care coordination at no cost to the veteran.

The idea of It Takes a Warrior comes from a statement that "it takes a warrior to ask for help". This is truly an understatement when discussing the military culture that veterans keep with them forever after discharge.

We keep in contact with our law enforcement to assist them in any veteran emergency they are called to. We have trained staff that have an understanding in handling at risk populations, but also because our lead interventionist is a combat veteran and Licensed Masters Social Worker.

The only qualifying requirement is that the individual in crisis is a veteran. This veteran does not have to have an honorable discharge status. A veteran is any individual that has served in the armed forces.

It is estimated that 460,000 veterans suffer from PTSD, 300,000 are currently homeless, and 5,000 veterans take their own lives a year. That's approximately 1 veteran taking their own life every 2 hours.

How we differ from the VA?

We serve veterans who do not qualify for VA services, and/or veterans who do qualify for VA services that have had a hard time reaching success in that treatment regime. If the Veteran does qualify for VA services, we will encourage them to return once they are not in crisis. It Takes a Warrior will assist these veterans in navigating the VA to ensure success with the services.

When to contact It Takes a Warrior?

Any veteran that appears to be or states that they are in crisis, wanting to hurt themselves or others. If you come across a veteran with mental health and/or substance abuse problems that could lead to suicide, loss of job or housing, loss of families, or any basic needs.

If you come across a veteran with mental health and/or substance abuse problems that could lead to suicide, loss of job or housing, loss of families, or any basic needs.

We welcome any and all calls or invitations to respond to a crisis or possible crisis. We are instrumental in decreasing the amount of veteran suicide rates in our surrounding area.

Crisis Response Process

  • Provide intervention at the scene.
  • Provide up to five therapeutic sessions to assess risk and needed services and/or resources.
  • Care coordination to link the veteran to any needed community resources.

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Contact Info

  • (989) 714-9290
  • ittakesawarrior@gmail.com

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