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In this episode of Chapters we sit down with 22 Mohawks cofounders David Campisano and Stacey Coyne
22 Mohawks is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing critical services to veterans. Shockingly, more than 22 veterans die by suicide each and every day. 22 Mohawks is dedicated to preventing suicide by building connection and providing services that include physical, emotional and financial support.
Suicide Prevention - The 22Mohawks Pups for Vets Program
Veterans experiencing mental health issues may feel isolated, unsupported, or lacking purpose. A dog offers companionship and purpose, due to the care required and ongoing training the veterans and their families participate in. 22Mohawks Pups for Vets program participants and their families are invited to monthly trainings and cookouts which helps build social bonds. Between training sessions and social gatherings, this program is creating a larger meaning within 22Mohawks, the 22Mohawks Family.
These connections within the veteran community become a layer of security and ultimately contribute to suicide prevention.
Impacts: From September 2021 till May 2023 , we have paired over 60 dogs with veterans and their families.