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Fidelis Family Retreat

We empower veteran families to integrate into civilian life. Our programs focus on including the veteran family and broader support structure to maximize community, well being and civilian engagement.

Take the Survey

We are working to better understand how the veteran story impacts the veteran family, caregivers and the community. 3 different surveys provide research to present the need for expanded services through the VA by partnering with Fidelis Family Retreat.

Please select the survey that best fits you: Veteran, Caregiver, Family Member or Friend.

Fidelis Family Retreat will not sell or share your personal information. Survey responses will only be used for the purpose of this study to show the needs for veteran families.


Veteran Counseling Services


  • Needs Assessment
  • Family Coaching
  • Peer to Peer Support
  • Play Therapy
  • Support Groups
Veteran Classes


  • Home Defense / Gun Safety
  • Fireworks Desensitization
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Suicide Prevention

Scuba Vets

Scuba Vets

  • Scuba Classes
  • Veterans with Family and Friends
  • Ages 10 and Up
  • Childcare Available
Fidelis Activities


  • Fishing/Kayaking/Swimming
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Family Yoga
  • Water Yoga
  • Veterans Volunteer

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Fidelis Family Retreat Goals

A lake front or near the water property to further water based therapy and activities for our veteran families. A physical location will also open doors to additional grant funding. SEE MORE DETAIL

Classes for 2023 will include Fireworks Desensitization; Fire Arms Safety and Home Defense with Suicide Prevention. All services are provided free of charge to our veteran families.

Through Midland's Gives we raised $1118.75 and purchased Ginormous Legos, Giant Connect4, Giant Jenga, Giant Dominoes, Giant Sorry, Jump Off Rocks, Volleyball Net, Bally Ball and cover and Throw Throw Burrito to facilitate our Play Therapy, Family Activities and children's activities during other events!

Through your generous donations, Fidelis Family Retreat was able to purchase 6 sets of scuba gear and fund several classes with funding remaining for classes in 2023!

Water yoga proves an effective method to help veterans relax and families engage in a shared activity. COMPLETED! Water Yoga Mats are purchased and currently in use with our families.

Invasion Fundraiser


Participate in our events and help veteran families! Funds raised provide therapy, classes and activities for our veteran families.


Thank you to our partners that help make all we do possible!

Boland's Ace Hardwear
Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

Veterans Crisis Line

Are you a veteran or concerned about a veteran? Call 988, Option 1 for services or click the logo below to learn more.


Chapin Chamber of Commerce

Fidelis Family Retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 83-4247279. Donations are tax-deductible.

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