The ORW Icon, which represents the vision to see veteran warriors experience healing, restoration and freedom, was inspired by the Scripture, Revelation 1:12-16.
We Are Veteran Warriors & Those Who Stand With Them.
As a veteran, you understand the weight that our Armed Forces men and women have carried upon their shoulders to secure and sustain the freedoms we cherish as a nation.
But the mental health consequences of combat are just now being understood by mental health professionals. Only since 1980 has the American Psychological Association recognized PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Combat Related Stress (CRS) as a diagnosis.
Today, the VA indicates that lifetime PTSD prevalence rates are 3.6% and 9.7% respectively among American men and women (1). In addition to the psychological impact, we also understand physically wounded warriors face steep roads to recovery. The result is alarming rates of suicide and an untold number of veteran warriors suffering in the shadows, along with their families and friends who struggle to help them.
The battles are real and the life wounds often deep. While elusive, the clear path to restoration can now be found in the process, programs and resources of Operation Restored Warrior.
Hear Paul Lavelle Describe ORW
In excerpts from this CBN news story on ORW, hear about how founder Paul Lavelle began ORW, its purpose and why it is effective with veteran warriors.
ORW is open to all faiths and brings together mission, healing and ministry to places and memories within the warrior’s heart that need the hope, the healing and the power of Jesus through our experiential, wilderness-set “counterattacks.”
Are you a friend or family member seeking help for a veteran?
We know all about the sensitivities and complexities of helping a veteran warrior in your life. We can help. To begin the process, click the button and fill out the form, and our team will be in touch to learn more about you and how we can help at this time.