THRU OPTIMAL LIVING
EV-OL is Elevating Veterans thru Optimal Living.
We believe that those who served our country
should be living their best lives as civilians.
What if when we said, “We support our veterans,” we actually meant it? We can. We should. WE ARE!
EV-OL veterans will reside in our community for up to two years, and potentially longer, and the only payment they’ll be responsible for is the work required to create their best selves and to help lift up those around them. Our veterans will earn EV-OL currency by participating in programs that are designed to achieve states of wellness and are in alignment with the VA’s Whole Health model. Programs include community gardening, yoga, personal finance classes, volunteering, and more. Our cooperative environment will provide veterans with the camaraderie and purpose that so many express a longing for as they navigate civilian life. Our symbiotic environment will be built and maintained sustainably, under the shared belief that we can create a brighter future. With self-love, determination to succeed, and a willingness to participate fully, our veterans have so much to look forward to on their journey ahead.
Let’s EV-OL, because LOVE goes both ways.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
– Abraham Lincoln
The journey to wellness is a road paved with
security, support, commitment, and self-love.
We are here to help.
EV-OL veterans are veterans of any age who have served in combat for our nation. Our veterans will be working on processing their past in order to build a positive future for the country they’ve served, the people they love, and, most importantly, for themselves. We can only give what we have, so we must love ourselves so that we can share that love with others. Our EV-OL veterans will be investing in themselves.
The EV-OL community will be a small neighborhood of individual residences, built around a shared organic garden, gathering spaces, and a holistic wellness center. Our veterans will run small businesses to support themselves and our community. Our symbiotic environment will be built sustainably and we hope our healing community will be a model for other veteran and private sector communities.
Built upon a coalition of caring nonprofits, companies, and individuals, our veterans will be able to participate in a multitude of wellness programs. Whether benefiting from green therapy while working in the community garden or volunteering to build the next veteran community, our veterans will spend their days in enriching experiences that are good for the body, mind, and soul.
EV-OL is supported by single donations from individuals, sustaining monthly donors, and corporate sponsorships. We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our community, which makes it possible for us to continue our work as we support combat veterans in the pursuit of creating their best lives. We hope that you will become part of the EV-OL team and help us on our journey.
Explore the EV-OL community, residences, organic gardens, gathering places, and wellness center. This is what it looks like to support veterans.
Our veterans benefit from a multitude of programs – from fun to wellness – designed to help create their best life for the journey ahead.
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