The Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Conn:  Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born.

The long-term emotional response to a traumatic event is called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This anxiety-related disorder was officially identified after the Vietnam War.  Although not fully understood or recognized until after Vietnam, the emotional effects of war have been with us throughout the ages.  


Sleep problems are a common issue for people of all ages, but anyone diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder is more likely to experience difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Sleep disturbances and nightmares are common symptoms of PTSD, and these symptoms may even exacerbate other PTSD symptoms and make treatment more difficult.

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Georgia Military Veterans

There are over 770,000 military veterans from the great state of Georgia. Many of them contributed greatly to the well being of the United States of America while serving on Active Duty, in the Reserve Forces or the Georgia National Guard. Only a few of those, like the 30 Medal of Honor recipients from Georgia , have ever been honored for their VALOR, ACHIEVEMENT or SERVICE. The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame is dedicated to reviewing and evaluating the Georgia Veterans that are nominated by family, friends or other Veterans and selecting them for induction. They are our state's finest.

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ChildHelp - National child abuse hotline

Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. 

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Kentucky colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation. The sitting governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky bestows the honor of a colonel's Commission, by issuance of letters patent.

Trumbull Career and Technical Center

Each year the senior English class at Trumbull Career and Technical Center reads “I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior.” Students spend time evaluating different societies around the world and the importance as working as a team to make a difference. Here are some students letters written to Howard - read here.