NEWS RELEASE: Dr. Helen Cadiz to Join Women Veterans in Crisis

Dr. Helen Cadiz to Join Women Veterans In Crisis – Whispering Oaks Ranch as Director Clinical Services

Answering the President’s Executive Order “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Suicide,” WVIC plan is a bold, shovel-ready therapeutic model for our nation.

Mitchell Coulton, Executive Director; WVICrisis

Women Veterans in Crisis – Whispering Oaks Ranch answers urgent call-to-action of Executive Order “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Suicide” signed by President Trump on 3-5-2019

    OCALA, FL, March 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Women Veterans In Crisis( today announced Dr. Helen Cadiz will join their organization as Director of Clinical Services. Executive Director, Mitchell Coulton, states he has brought together “an unparalleled leadership team to effectively answer the rapidly increasing challenges facing our women veterans: mental health issues, homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide. Dr. Cadiz brings experience, values, and commitment for the highest level of patient care needed by our women vets and their children.”

Dr. Cadiz is an internationally respected clinical Psychologist with experience in military, private practice counseling, forensic and community settings. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, sexual problems, mood disorders, and relationship counseling. Both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Psychology were completed at the University of Florida. She holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) also from the University of Florida.

The U.S. Army has twice recognized Dr. Cadiz for her exemplary work within the field of behavioral health and for her achievements working with activity duty soldiers. She has been instrumental in initiating and developing one of the first treatment groups within the Army which was specifically designed to address the unique needs of women soldiers.

Women Veterans In Crisis will be the first-in-the-nation non-profit organization to deliver comprehensive mental health and social wrap-around services to our nation’s most at-risk heroes. Many of our women veterans and their children have been effected by the U.S. opioid, homelessness and suicide epidemics. WVIC services are unduplicated and reflect an aggressive, results-driven community-based plan to provide genuine relief to the veteran suicide rate of 600+ a month. 70% of these veterans are not currently receiving VA or government services. With 1.9 million women vets and growing, the outlook is grim without immediate action. 

Women Veterans in Crisis – Whispering Oaks Ranch answers urgent call-to-action of Executive Order “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Suicide” signed by President Trump on 3-5-2019. WVIC will offer a comprehensive response, including a residential therapeutic ranch with capacity for 250 women and 35 children. The program will offer 3 to 9-month mental health and social services at no cost to participants. Many resident cases will be complex. This population suffers from multiple mental health diagnosis including: PTSD resulting from combat incidents, military sexual trauma, and substance abuse. Other compounding challenges include depression, self-harm and suicidal behaviors. WVIC’s plan offers the solution.

Contact: Ellie Brown – Public Affairs Director; National Spokesperson for more information about WVIC.

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DEAR MR PRESIDENT: Veteran Crisis Solution

Mr. President,

In response to your Executive Order “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide” of March 5, 2019.

Women Veterans in Crisis – Whispering Oaks Ranch has a shovel-ready plan. A comprehensive plan that with seed funding would result in a 250-patient bed on 350 acres in eight months: women veterans would live with their children for a 3-9 month treatment stay. 

GOAL: Ranches across the United States for men and for women.

For a year, I have personally tried to get the attention of Senators and Representatives to sponsor a Bill for seed funding. NO ONE RESPONDS. 

Every day that I do not succeed in getting a sponsor for our bill 20+ more veterans commit suicide!


You have tasked Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan – Homeland Security Director, Kirstjen Nielsen – Secretary Veteran Affairs Wilkie to come up with a comprehensive plan. WVIC is the answer.


I am ready to fly ANYTIME to meet with you – binder in hand.

Ellie “EllieB” Brown



US Women Veterans 
(excerpt below – full article click here)

by Corey Lynn
Women Veterans in Crisis – Whispering Oaks Ranch: This is the beginning of something extraordinary for the forgotten women veterans and their children. Hope is on the horizon, with an incredible group of individuals, working together to facilitate a community-based, comprehensive therapeutic campus – the first of its kind in the US.

Women Veterans in Crisis; Whispering Oaks Ranch IS the solution to our national crisis for women veterans – organic farming, equine therapy, reintegration treatment, mental health and addiction treatment, career counseling

Expansive views across 350 acres of natural woods and pastures, is the opening scene as one enters Whispering Oaks Ranch – far different from that of a VA center or institutional facility. Whispering Oaks Ranch pilot program is the first-in-the-nation campus to provide unique services for women veterans suffering from the combination of PTSD, military sexual trauma (MST), opioid and substance addictions, homelessness, despair, and suicidal actions. A resounding 70% of the 600 veteran lives lost to suicide each month, are not receiving government or VA services. This has created a sense of urgency for women veterans to have a safe place to receive the care they need.

Women Veterans In Crisis is the non-profit organization working diligently to bring Whispering Oaks Ranch to life in Ocala, FL, as a pilot program, with the hopes of developing additional campuses throughout the country. They intend to go before Congress in early 2019 to obtain Federal funding, and already have local support from Marion County, FL. They are seeking the support of patriots to rally for this great cause in bringing awareness to women veterans’ challenges, so they can be provided with the help they deserve. It is important to note that WVIC has implemented non-disclosure agreements, used extensively to control any possible commercialization of the ranch. The WVIC’s focus is on helping women veterans and their families, with this motto in mind: “A homeless lifestyle of hunger, desperation and suicide for our veterans is simply not acceptable!”

Women Veterans in Urgent Need of Assistance


Female veterans are the fastest-growing subgroup of veterans, as well as the fastest-group of the homeless veteran population. From 2016 to 2017, the number of homeless female veterans increased by 7%, compared with 1% for their male counterparts.

  • Crisis stabilization and suicide intervention
  • Diagnostic mental health assessment and care
  • Nursing assessment and care
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Addiction and substance abuse counseling
  • Group counseling and peer support
  • Social wrap-around services such as food, clothes and housing
  • Life skills education, including medication administration
  • Supported employment
  • Supported transitional and permanent housing
  • Child care while mom heals


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