G.I. Josie – Nonprofit for Female PTSD & MST

Over the course of the next two years, G.I. Josie, Inc., will develop a five-acre parcel of land located in North Monterey County (nicknamed Elke)  to include an administrative building, two residential buildings with 12 bedrooms each and equine facilities for up to ten horses.

Single women veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma( MST) as well as single women veterans suffering from PTSD and MST along with their children will be given a priority for housing. As a result, not all of the bedrooms will house a single adult veteran and approximately half will house single mother family units.

During the first four years of operation, G.I. Josie will be performing pre-development work at two other targeted sites located in North Monterey County; Lois and Vega. At the close of year four, Josie will open the Lois site for residents with pre-development work continuing on Vega. The Vega project includes, but is not limited to, clearing of the land, exporting milled timber and soil for use at Lois and Elke, installing cisterns for gray and potable water storage, building a large solar array and clearing a riding trail around the perimeter of the 100 acre site.  Further land acquisition and development of the Josie concept will happen on a three to five year cycle.

Locations of future Josie sites will be determined by the COO and located either in an adjoining county to Monterey or close to military installations in the State of Washington, where Josie already has support staff in place.

Development of the aforementioned properties will serve as models which can be taken across the United States and globally over time. While our current vision is to provide for our own female veterans and their children, we do not have a corner on the market of military women who experience PTSD and MST. Josie can be implemented anywhere, and save lives countless worldwide.