Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Civil Vision International Inc

We do not support veterans. We fight for them.

aka Warrior Healing Center   |   Sierra Vista, AZ   |  http://warriorhealing.center

Mission

To unify, coordinate and mobilize veteran and community support organizations and fight for our veteran families.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Dr. Timothy Kirk

Main address

1838 Paseo San Luis

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-____ USA

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EIN

46-1453081

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Community Coalitions (S21)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Civil Vision International's Warrior Healing Project has 3 goals, each focused on a different scope of effects for improving the lives of service veterans in the USA. The Project's first goal is to work alongside local community service groups, healing providers, and local artists to provide operational support so that these organizations and individuals are optimally empowered to serve veterans and their families. The Cochise County area has many military veterans and few veteran support services, but those services are spread out and disconnected. Our Project is helping solve that problem by uniting service providers under one roof, ensuring their life support services such as electricity, water, trash, and internet are paid for, and amplifying a unified service strategy.

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 Healing Project

The Warrior Healing Center at 1838 Paseo San Luis in Sierra Vista (WHC) is an elegant solution to a very real need. 50+ organizations who support veterans collaborate under one roof to improve the lives of veterans and their families in our community. Services provided include service dog training, art classes, fitness classes, PTSD support, PTSD Tapping therapy, Flutes for Vets Native American Flute Circles, holistitc health options, equine activities, navigation support for veteran hurdles and more! Join us for Bagels & Brew on Thursday mornings and find comfort and camaraderie in our "Green Zone". Veterans often feel like they are still taking fire years after leaving the military. That's because they are. WHC provides options as well as a structure that offers unit support and cover similar to that of the military. Come tell us your story - we've got your back! In addition to facilitating navigation to needed services for veterans, WHC strengthens the community by creating win-win solutions with organizations in the buildling and in our community. WHC is asking the community in Cochise County, that exists because of the military and our veterans, to give back to our veterans and their families in a new and exciting way: $22 a month, which is about the cost of a cup of coffee a week, is all we ask from our community members and businesses. Buy a cup of coffee a week for a veteran and be part of the vital support provided to our veterans at WHC. We'll be sure our clients understand who's supporting them in this community and they'll share with you their experiences at WHC when they come as patrons to your business! What's 22 a Day? VA statistics tell us that on average 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the USA. At the Warrior Healing Center we believe the crises that lead to suicide are often preventable, but the solutions are found in community relationships--not necessarily another government program. It takes people getting involved with their neighbors and taking responsibility for community well-being. That's why we created the Warrior Healing Center, a place that houses 50+ veteran service operations and healing services under one roof with veterans in mind. We are a 501c3 organization, so your gift is tax-deductible, and it is easy to commit to monthly giving. We ask that you consider our $22 a Month to End 22 a Day challenge to keep the Warrior Healing Center fighting for veterans and bringing hope to those who have lost it. Please consider getting involved today! The Warrior Healing Center is a project of the 501(c)3 organization Civil Vision International (CVI). CVI operates exclusively in Cochise County, AZ, and accepts tax-exempt donations at 22toend22.com online. 100% of all donations go directly to supporting the Warrior Healing Center, which is staffed exclusively by volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$240,000

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.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers,Families,Homeless people

Related Program

Warrior Healing Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Project's second goal is to capture regional perspectives and learned experiences from veterans in order to improve services for veterans in the future. CVI's mission includes connecting, informing and inspiring citizens toward international freedom, peace and stability by serving and learning from the wisdom of our elders who made this country free through their selfless sacrifice and devotion to duty. By these means, CVI's intent is to foster informed process improvement initiatives for veteran services in both government and private sectors that will drive positive action toward the next goal.

The Bottom Line Goal is to reduce the number of veteran suicides in our country to zero. CVI's intent is to take local service partnerships, regional lessons and perspectives and synthesize them with a national effort in partnership with other veterans in crisis programs to end the suicide problem once and for all. CVI's Project will utilize modern technologies to promote communication, data capture, analysis and support for veterans in innovative and highly accessible ways in social media and mobile tech for the purpose of brokering the finest support available for every veteran in crisis in America.

Civil Vision International's Warrior Healing Project offers veterans opportunities to heal via: The world's first 24/7 veteran-produced live stream network Accountability and transparency to government veteran programs Healing arts: therapeutic massage and Bowenwork; arts and crafts classes Education: a variety of courses offered to veterans and people helping veterans Access to VSO services including a training center for Soldier's Best Friend

We work with our 18 partner VSOs daily: AMVETS - American Veterans, Post 89 CSV - Cochise Serving Veterans CVMA - Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 32-4 Elderly Care Matters Fitness for YOUR Body Gold Star Mothers of Cochise County Graceful Passages for Vets Honor Flight Southern Arizona Marine Corps League Thunder Mountain Detachment 1283 MOAA - Military Officers Association of America, Coronado Chapter MOPH - Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 572 Rising Eagle Livestream Network Soldier's Best Friend Team RWB - Team Red, White & Blue, Fort Huachuca/Sierra Vista Chapter Terra Soul Body Works VVSV - VeloVets Sierra Vista Veteran Arts Program, Healing with Arts VVA - Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1093 Each organization shares their own metrics with us on how the project is improving their own performance in their AOR, while our project measures our success in training suicide prevention and in actual suicide metrics. Our progress occurs when we have increased personnel trained on how to recognize veterans in crisis, what resources are available to them, and when suicides in our region are reduced to zero.

So far, we have partnered with our 18 VSOs including Soldier's Best Friend and also Honor Wears a Uniform to secure a facility that houses all of our member organizations and provides office space, conference rooms, and veteran service facilities for shared use. We have 2 video studies that produce the Rising Eagle Livestream and currently broadcasts 24/7 to 10 different social media outlets information on veteran crisis resources along with information on current events in military and veterans spaces. Our team is cohesive and growing in strength, with veterans literally walking in off the street to get help and learn more about the resources available to them. We had planned to open in April of 2019, but had no choice but to open early in July of 2018 due to the extremely high demand for these services.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: sms text surveys, electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), case management notes, suggestion box/email.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: 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?

    We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: 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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Civil Vision International Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Cathie Goodman


Board co-chair

Ms. Beth Weathers

Leslie Bryant

Felisa Hervey

Timothy Kirk

Tom Reardon

Lisa Gustafson

Stu Carter

Tammy Sulger

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

Keywords

Veterans ptsd vietnam gulf war afghanistan iraq suicide prevention