WARRIOR WELLNESS SOLUTIONS

Mission

We provide personalized integrative health approaches, wellness education and
specialized training to Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors, their families and caregivers. Our programs are tailored to veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses or wound co-incident to their military service.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder / Executive Director

Mr. Elijah Sacra

Main address

732 9th St. #581

Durham, NC 27705 USA

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Formerly known as

SEMPER FIDELIS HEALTH & WELLNESS

EIN

27-1320064

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We deliver Functional Medicine Lifestyle Interventions to the Veteran and Military populations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Warrior Wellness Program

Warriors and their Caregivers experience personal success through intensive training and transformation of the mind, body and spirit creates change that lasts a lifetime. The individualized 1:1 sessions, retreats, workshops and classes for units, warriors and their caregivers focus on:
1) Holistic nutrition combined with detoxification protocols to support injury repair, reduce
inflammation and body fat.
2) Adaptive functional movement exercise program, tailored to the individual warrior’s injuries, that
improves strength, balance and flexibility.
3) Mindfulness based yoga and mediation to mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS) and
traumatic brain injury (TBI).
4) Burris Institute Life Coaching, which facilitates Subconscious Restructuring® and improves Emotional
Wellness™.

Warrior Wellness Solutions has successfully designed a warrior-centered curriculum which addresses
nutrition and functional movement, provides one-on-one, online or in-person coaching, support and
peer mentorship pairing. Our success is demonstrated by testimonials from those we have served,
comprehensive client evaluation and biometrics.
Our Clients Learn To:
• Perform an adaptive functional movement exercise program unique to their injuries, resulting in
improved strength, mobility, balance, and flexibility; shifting from pain to performance.
• Implement holistic nutrition practices that address the root causes of neurotoxicity and chronic
preventable illnesses, resulting in tissue and injury repair, reduction of body fat and enhanced
overall mental and physical health.
• Incorporate mindfulness based yoga and meditation practices that promote post-traumatic growth
and physical and mental rehabilitation while mitigating effects of combat-related injuries such as TBI
and PTSD.
• Redefine their life purpose and mission by improving their Emotional Wellness™ using Burris
Institute Life Coach strategies that implement Subconscious Restructuring®, establishing a clear path
to achieve balance in the mind, body and spirit.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Maintenance / Continued Improvement in: Reduction of: Body Composition, BMI, Blood Pressure Resting Heart Rate, Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer, Inflammatory Markers,Toxic Load

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Maintenance / Continued Improvement in: Sleep Hygiene, Self Care, Digestive Health

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Improvement in: Medical Symptoms Initial Questionnaire Score by 60-90%

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Maintain / Continue to Reduce Symptoms of PTSD Depression, TBI, Anxiety, Caregiver Stress. Improve Satisfaction with Life, Resiliency, and Social Support

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Maintain self care practice of increased nutrient dense home cooked meals to 75% per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Maintain / Improve Reductions in Neuromuscular Dysfunction and Chronic Pain, Maintain / Improve Increased Strength, Mobility, Flexibility, Functional Movement, and Physical Resiliency Scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Improvement in a global health questionnaire score by 60-90% measuring the following categories: Overall physical health, Mental health, Social health, Pain, Fatigue, Overall perceived quality of life

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Warrior Wellness Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS) is a team of experienced health and wellness practitioners dedicated to helping those who have risked their lives and sacrificed their health and wellbeing for our country. Our team profoundly believes in the power of intensive education balanced with custom integrated
health strategies. Our Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) approach supports the veteran's reintegration and wellness journey back to their families and communities. By creating an intimate, one-on-one relationship, the WWS team successfully engages participants to connect and share their struggles related to battle trauma and injuries enabling the process of emotional healing. To date WWS has provided customized health and wellness programs for over 1,000 WII service members and veterans resulting in many remarkable success stories. With over 5,000 current program participant requests, our goal is to grow WWS's capacity to support these new requests and to support continuing participation requests from veterans, their caregivers and families.

WWS nutrition educators are Certified Holistic Health Counselors who hold certificates in Plant- Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Collin Campbell Foundation, in addition to being graduates of the world's leading and largest holistic nutrition school, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

WWS health coaches attended the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in partnership with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

WWS human performance team is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as Corrective Exercise Specialists and Personal Trainers, in addition to being Certified Functional Movement Screen Professionals, Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitators and Martial Arts Instructors and Exercise Physiologists.

WWS registered yoga and mindfulness teachers hold advanced certifications from Warriors at Ease, Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, and the Yoga Warriors methodology for PTSD and Combat Operational Stress Reaction.

WWS Post Traumatic Growth and Lifestyle Enhancement Coaches break the cycle of therapy and medication with a simple Psychotherapist endorsed solution to improve Emotional Wellness (Mental
Health)

The WWS executive team has worked extensively with service members and veterans for more than 10 years to provide service meeting the needs of warriors affirming individual dignity, uncovering inner strength, and promoting health independence. In addition, we have served on an Executive Roundtable and Vision Sharing Board for Non-Profit and Community Participation in Achieving "World Class" Standards of Care and Services for Wounded Warriors
at the New Joint Services Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. We are also involved with the Smithsonian/Navy Medicine Conference Series on Wounded Warrior Care.

Biometric Measures
On average participants of WWS's programs have:
• Lost 15% body fat
• Lost 30 lbs. in body weight
• Reduces their medication from a daily average intake of 10 pharmaceutical substances down to 0–3
medications
• Reduced their cholesterol
• Reduced their blood pressure
• Reduced their resting heart rate
• Reduced their risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
• Improved their functional movement and mobility
• Increased their strength and flexibility

Self-Assessment
90% of the participants in our programs report:
• Reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress
• Reduced symptoms of traumatic brain injury
• Reduced stress
• Improved sleep patterns
• Reduced medication
• An increase in home-cooked meals
• Increased physical activity
• Improved interpersonal relationships
• A greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, We don’t share the feedback we collect,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WARRIOR WELLNESS SOLUTIONS

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Thomas McShane

Vesta Partners

Term: 2015 -

Michael Politowicz

United States Marine Corps

Patrick Matisi

Sasha Techet

Tom Caldroney

Antony Andrious

Al Myers

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/22/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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