Our Mission

Many Thanks to Kate and David for so generously giving their time, efforts and staff to this project.
In PeacefulService
Nadia McCaffrey Gold Star Mother

Contact For the Local Affiliated Project in Humboldt
Marc Knipper MSW
707-498 6937

June 21
on Historical
Eureka bay
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The mission of Patrick McCaffrey’s Foundation is to promote mental and holistic wellness and palliative care among
veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), by providing a live-in retreat village, wherein with the help of trained
professional staff and volunteers, veterans will find inner healing and an eventual re-entry into society.
The Patrick McCaffrey Foundation is a nonprofit public charity, IRS 501c3, that provides activities to benefit American
military veterans and their families.  The activities include programs and services that help support veterans of Afghanistan
and Iraq wars to transition back to their families and communities.
The Patrick McCaffrey Foundation, named after Sergeant Patrick R. McCaffrey, the first California National Guard, since
WWII, (from the 579th Engineer Battalion from Petaluma), to lose his life in Iraq on June 22, 2004, is committed to bringing
healing and hospice, as well as career counseling and training, to veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Its founding member and President, Nadia McCaffrey, mother of Sergeant Patrick McCaffrey, wants to carry on the work her
son would have pursued had his life not been curtailed so prematurely. Patrick, who did not expect to be deployed to Iraq,
decided to honor the commitment he made to help people by going to Iraq as a leader and Combat Life Saver, bringing
healing and love to his fellow soldiers and the Iraqi children.
Copyright Logo, Design by Mark Knipper, Vietnam Veteran