The warriors program
No Barriers provides transformative programs for Veterans with disabilities that shift mindsets, create belonging, and foster self-discovery to elevate individuals and their communities.
Unmet mental health needs, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), feelings of disconnection from the community, and struggle to find a sense of purpose and identity, are among the most common contributing factors to difficult transitions. (PEW Research Center 2019).
During the transition from military to veteran, service members face the challenge of rebuilding their sense of belonging (Community), developing a clear vision of who they are (Identity) and fostering a desire to create positive impact (Purpose). Not meeting these challenges can result in struggles with employment and relationships, mental health, substance abuse, and more.
Focused on improving the lives of Veterans with disabilities by integrating a pre and post online interactive course with transformative, curriculum-based, outdoor experiential activities in nature’s more incredible wilderness settings. No Barriers Warriors experiences are designed to challenge Veterans with varying ability levels to strengthen their sense of belonging (Community), develop a clear vision of who they are (Identity) and create positive impact (Purpose).
Through a process of group interaction and self-discovery, No Barriers encourages Veterans to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and then look with positivity to the future to truly believe that What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.
THE NO BARRIERS WARRIORS JOURNEY
BEFORE the opportunity we introduce participants to the No Barriers Life and Life Elements through our online interactive course, connect them to their teammates, set expectations for the experience, and ensure they are administratively and logistically enrolled in the program.
DURING the expedition, we provide participants with the opportunity to experience the No Barriers Life in challenging but controlled environments and encourage them to transform the way they perceive themselves, their barriers, and their futures, all the while building bonds with their experience team.
AFTER returning home, participants stay connected to their team through our online interactive course as they gather remotely to encourage and inspire one another as they work towards accomplishing the pledge they set for themselves during their experience.
Warrior Opportunities are adventure based trips, where we bring Veterans to us, to take a deep dive into the No Barriers Life. We challenge them to overcome some serious obstacles in the wilderness.
Basecamp Experience take place at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in the northern Rocky Mountains. They are designed to serve a wider spectrum of Veterans with varying levels of injury and ability, while still being an exhilarating and challenging experience. Our Basecamp Expeditions feature a day of whitewater rafting on the Cache la Poudre River, a day of rock climbing on our private crag, and a destination day hike to one of the amazing locations in the surrounding Rocky Mountains. All of this is wrapped up with our No Barriers Life curriculum, campfire conversations, and a healthy amount of disconnect from the busy world.
Backcountry Expeditions are our most challenging Warriors offering and take place in the Rocky Mountain of Colorado and the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. They take place in the wilderness, far off the beaten path, requiring Veterans to push themselves, and rely on their team to complete multi-day backcountry missions. These expeditions are typically 5-7 day backpacking trips in the high country, multi-day river trips, or attempts to summit some of America’s premiere peaks.
Warriors at Home
Warriors at home is a perfect way to engage with the Veteran community, as well as work through self-improvement, from a space of your choosing
Warriors Connect are a series of virtual community meetings that are centered around connecting Veterans to No Barriers, resources and helpful information, and of course – other Veterans. These meetings are a mix of facilitated conversation, intriguing guests, and relevant topics.
All Veterans, as well as active duty service members, are welcome to join Warriors Connect. You can join in and jump into the conversation, or sit back and listen.
Future Warriors Connect dates to be announced.
Warriors Facebook Group is a great place to keep up to date with No Barriers, check out great content, and chat with fellow Veterans. All are welcome.
Created during the pandemic to bring veterans from across the country together remotely to experience the No Barriers Life, this course is ideal for those who do not have the time to travel for an experience. We take a deep dive into the No Barriers Life through creative at home activities and online group discussions with the goals of overcoming barriers and building community, purpose and identity.
Future Warriors Virtual Experience dates to be announced.
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