All Relations United is proud to serve and assist our veterans who have sacrificed everything for our people and communities.
Today, many of our nation's strongest and most courageous warriors are facing endless issues with veteran health care and obtaining veterans benefits, all the while struggling with issues of homelessness, addiction and suicide. Twenty-six veterans a day commit suicide!
Many have lost limbs or sustained life long injuries from their service to our country, and are suffering the residual effects of these injuries, including mental and physical scars.
"In 1865 President Lincoln signed legislation establishing a network of facilities nation-wide to care for wounded Civil War soldiers. This act codified a social contract between the nation and our veterans that the VA would always be there for them and their families to help them heal and recover from the wounds sustained in service to our country."
-Nate Cote, former New Mexico State Representative and Navy Veteran.
Sadly, these services have been lacking.
Our community is where we go to heal. In order to grow our communities we must invest in them. Giving back strengthens our homes and our people.
All Relations United is proactive in creating solutions that not only work but which lead to systemic change. This includes getting safe, drinkable water free of uranium poisoning and heavy metals.
We are working to get clean and cost effective solar energy to reservation homes as well.
We are also addressing poverty, addiction and health issues. We incorporate historical understanding, as well as cultural and language preservation as a means of instilling pride and self-confidence in the family structure.
We utilize a holistic approach to bring about self-healing, self-determination and strong communities.
One of our primary objectives is to encourage and provide the means for people to enjoy healthy lifestyles with the understanding of how this relates to long-term mental and physical health.
All Relations United invests in our youth. We address the root causes of issues, especially addiction and suicide, implementing solutions that work to enable our young people to live good lives.
These include staying away from drugs, remaining in school and getting a good education, volunteering in our communities and becoming contributing members of society.
The Native American community is particularly impacted by substance abuse and alcoholism, with some of the highest rates of any ethnic group. Native American youth are especially vulnerable to developing patterns of drug and alcohol use at early ages.
Our programs give youth alternatives to developing life-long substance abuse issues.
We address key factors driving suicide and support youth in healing from trauma. The numbers of Native youth taking their own lives is dramatically increasing. The current rate is more than three times the national average, and up to 10 times the average on some reservations.