After Military Service

Empowering Female Veterans

aka Camp Shield   |   Sugar Land, TX   |  www.campshield.org

Mission

After Military Service supports the personal and professional success of veterans and their families. AMS is grounded in strategies known to be effective in resource education, increasing resilience, life satisfaction and empowerment of our Nation’s Heroes. Camp Shield’s mission is to empower female veterans - emotionally, socially and physically, to ensure SHE thrives After Military Service.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder/Executive Director

Maggie Peterson

Main address

935 Eldridge Rd #1009

Sugar Land, TX 77478 USA

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Formerly known as

Camp Shield

EIN

82-2280328

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Together, After Military Service (AMS) and Camp SHiEld work to address the socio-economic issues that veterans face in America today. After Military Services’ mission is to support the personal and professional success of all military veterans and their families, without prejudice. Camp Shield’s mission, as a division of AMS, strives to empower female Veterans - emotionally, socially, and physically, to ensure she thrives after military service. Overall, our vision is to reduce the risk of veteran homelessness and suicide by providing access to programs and services that will facilitate and promote healing and recovery.

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?

SHE Thrives Peer Support Groups

Camp Shield’s SHE Thrives Peer Support Groups provide female Veterans with an open, safe,
and secure environment to connect with and learn from fellow Veterans, not only in their local
community, but across the United States of America. These support groups meet regularly for
one-hour sessions. The She Thrives Peer Support Groups have developed a peer-to-peer support
structure model that is replicable across the country.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Women and girls

SHE Thrives Workshops:
Camp Shield’s SHE Thrives Workshops provide female Veterans with the knowledge, tools, and
experiences to achieve and maintain emotional strength, social unity, and physical perseverance.4
These workshops are two to six-hour long learning sessions which can be completed within a
single day or over several weeks. Camp Shield will strive to build strategic partnerships with
other organizations so we can offer SHE Thrives Workshops on a larger scale. A few examples
of these workshops may include “Who am I now?”, “Financial Fitness”, and “Mind-Body
Wellness”. Other workshops will cover leadership training, scuba diving, hiking, fishing/hunting,
women’s self-defense, and firearm education/certification. Workshops are currently offered
monthly with a licensed clinician in attendance or on-call. Childcare is provided, if needed.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Women and girls

Camp Shield’s Resource Referral Program provides female veterans with local and national tangible services and resources to meet all of their needs. These referrals are provided to female veterans within 48 hours of inquiry.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Women and girls

Camp Shield’s SHE Thrives Retreats provide female Veterans with a multi-day retreat, held at an
off-site facility. The retreats focus on our mission of empowering female Veterans through
emotional strength, social unity, and physical perseverance. By allowing a Veteran’s children to
attend the retreat, we can provide programming specific to family healing and recovery. Our
retreat model is easily updated and modified to provide the latest information and healing
practices, including traditional therapies and holistic health approaches.

Population(s) Served

Camp Shield’s SHE Thrives Mastermind Book Clubs, offered quarterly, provide female Veterans
the opportunity to explore “personal growth” oriented books with their peers. These facilitated,
in-depth conversations, are led by qualified volunteers. Participants are encouraged to give
honest feedback, opinions and to create actionable items that they may incorporate into their
lives.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Women and girls
Veterans
Women and girls

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 veterans with PTSD served

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

Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

After Military Service (Camp Shield) served a total of 265 veterans through our SHE Thrives programs and resources referrals.

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

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

Veterans

Related Program

Veteran Resource and Partner Referrals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of veterans served through our resource referral program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

We aim to bring healing and growth to our military/veteran community and to raise awareness of the increasing needs of the veteran population – many of which are currently unmet.

AMS and Camp SHiEld bring healing to the veteran community through programs, both individually and in group settings. Our collaboration with other organizations, corporations and governmental agencies combine available resources to meet the needs of veterans and their families. We raise awareness for AMS and Camp SHiEld through public events, media outlets, social media, partner service organizations, churches and government agencies.

As a fourth-year 501c3 organization, we are currently able to accomplish our mission by offering referrals, peer-based support groups, workshops, retreats and other programs/assistance for veterans and their children.

We are currently leading peer-based support groups, workshops, mastermind book clubs and retreats. We are providing resources and additional services on a case-by-case basis. Our next step is to increase our outreach in the community, the frequency of all of our current programs and raise funds to increase the scope of the services that AMS and Camp Shield offers.

Financials

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Operations

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

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After Military Service

Board of directors
as of 5/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Melissa Smith

Destinie Mack

Rosalee Davis

Rachel Bromley

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 07/21/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data