forging forward Mission and Vision

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FORGING FORWARD MISSION

Healing through finding 

what is STRONG with you.

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FORGING FORWARD VISION

 To create an every day life filled with quality, friendship, motivation, flexibility, and individual pride.

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FORGING FORWARD: SUICIDE PREVENTION GOALS

Forging Forward works to keep the lines open between the participants and Forging Forward staff, as well as other participants, ensuring continued skills growth and building on strengths.  We are a non-profit organization dedicated to moving the needle to help grow what is STRONG with our Veterans, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, 911 Dispatch Operators, other First Responders and their families to meet our mission and vision.  


 Forging Forward recognizes that suicide is rarely caused by any single factor - which means there are multiple pathways for prevention.  Research shows that many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death.

The good news?  Suicide Prevention is possible.


Forging Forward encourages Veterans and First Responders to reach out to a buddy, coach, family, co-worker, or professional when the load feels too heavy to carry alone, with a focus on getting professional assistance to work through   stress and/or trauma related to war wounds, job, relationships, substance use, physical health, money, legal, or housing stress. 


Forging Forward's ultimate goal is the elimination of suicide among our Veterans and First Responders.

FORGING FORWARD REMEMBRANCE: NOT A DAY GOES BY

Not A Day Goes By

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Bobby Henline composed "Not A Day Goes By" to honor the four troops in the Humvee with him who died on April 7, 2007.  Isaac Lord is the singer.


Our hearts and prayers are with their family and friends:


  • CPT Jonathan Grassbaugh
  • SPC Ebe Emolo
  • PFC Rodney McCandless
  • SPC Levi Hoover


All proceeds from the song will benefit Forging Forward, so that we can continue 

our mission of helping others.

Forging Forward focus

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Military Veterans

Forging Forward works with military Veterans to help heal visible and invisible wounds from all conflicts of war.

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Firefighters

Forging Forward works with Firefighters to help heal visible and invisible wounds of emergency response.

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Law Enforcement Officers

 Forging Forward works with Law Enforcement Officers to help heal visible and invisible wounds of emergency response. 

FORGING FORWARD FOCUS

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Gold Star Families

Forging Forward works with Gold Star Families to forge connectivity, camaraderie, memories, and honor.

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911 Dispatch Operators

Forging Forward works with 911 Dispatch Operators to help heal visible and invisible wounds of emergency response. 

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