Welcome Home Warrior was established in 2007 to serve the veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. We have expanded our mission to be inclusive of all veterans. We are a non-profit 501c3 tax exempt organization located in Woodland Park, Colorado. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 7217, Woodland Park, Colorado, 80863.
Who We Serve
Welcome Home Warrior is currently producing free family retreats for families of deployed soldiers and for families with combat veterans at home. We also do counseling of veterans' families and can do support groups for families and individual counseling on a sliding fee scale or pro bono for those unable to pay. We are a Medicare certified provider.
- For our last five free family retreats, we have served over 75 adults and 128 children. For up to the minute information on current retreats visit our Links page and click on our Facebook Link.
- In our first few years of operation we presented a free workshop series, Coming Home/Going Forward. Those workshops were for veterans and their families, students, therapists, ministers and counselors.
Donna M. Finicle, Founder and Executive Director of Welcome Home Warrior, was recently honored for her work as Outstanding Social Worker for Colorado 2010. She was also 2009 Social Worker of the Year for the Pikes Peak Region. Both awards were presented by the National Association of Social Workers. Newspaper articles about these awards may be found in the Download PDF's page of this website.
Donna was also featured in DU Today. Here is the link:Alumna's Career Spent Counseling Military Personnel
Board of Directors
Welcome Home Warrior is directed by Donna M. Finicle, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker. She is President of the Ute Pass Historical Society and a member of Colorado Injured Military Organization. Vice President is John Ferguson, a civil engineer and management consultant, and Vietnam Veteran. Secretary Treasurer is Mary V. Williams, MBA,and small business owner.
Members of our Advisory Board are: Mary Barrowman, Retired Navy, CEO Pike's Peak Hospice, member Chamber of Commerce; Darwin K. Narccarto, veteran, Professor of Business and Economics, Regis University; Theone Leimorni Mokauau-Gildersleave, Retired Naval Officer.