Shepherd’s Men Story
WHAT WE DO
Comprised of active or retired servicemen and civilian volunteers, Shepherd’s Men enthusiastically raises awareness and funds for the SHARE Military Initiative (SHARE) at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA.
- This nationally renowned program focuses on assessment and treatment for American military veterans who have sustained mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during post-9/11 service.
- We support SHARE with a goal to cover the program’s annual clinical budget of $1.2 million and increase the number of clients who can be served. Since 2014, we’ve raised more than $5 million to support more than 750 veterans and their families, at no cost to them.
- Our annual campaigns combine grueling runs across multiple states, concerts, auctions, corporate events, meetings with elected officials and caregiver organizations, outreach to donors and more.
We symbolically SHARE the burden of veterans who are lost, weary and longing for hope
IN 2014, A MOVEMENT WAS BORN
Founded by Travis Ellis and Troy Campbell, a group of dedicated volunteers created Shepherd’s Men. Here’s their story…
- As the U.S. entered its thirteenth year of war in the Middle East, stories skyrocketed about veteran injuries and suicides, failures of the VA system, and service members being continually deployed at unprecedented rates. One out of five veterans returned from Iraq or Afghanistan with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Families were being shattered by the hidden injuries of war and many were losing hope.
- Meanwhile, hope was flourishing at the unique SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. Hundreds of lives were being transformed and families were reunited through innovative and holistic treatment. Results were nothing short of miraculous.
- Inspired by SHARE, Shepherd’s Men committed to something much bigger than themselves. They charted a course of action to advocate, fund and grow this life-saving program for post-9/11 veterans.