Founders: Kent & Chrystal Allen-O'Jon
The core mission of the Maricopa Veterans Care Center is to change the way the world defines, views and treats veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental disorders so that every veteran can live life to his or her fullest potential.
The (CFO), Kent O’Jon, has a degree in Environmental Psychology and a Masters in Project Management. He has been purchasing, rehabbing and renting properties for 20 plus years nationwide in the U.S and has broadened his reach internationally.
Kent's love of country led him to join the Marine Corps in 1984, where he served 15 years active and as a reservist. Next, he joined the Air National Guard and served 6 and 1/2 years as a Munition Technician and Security Forces Augmentee. In 2006 he joined the Army and served 11 years as a Military Policeman. During his service he served two assignments in Iraq, one in Afghanistan and one assignment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As in many cases, this took a toll on his marriage and home life. Transitioning into retirement was a shock to the system. Going full throttle for many years and then coming to a complete stop was no easy process.
Kent found himself dealing with the transition and PTSD simultaneously. He struggled with solid sleep patterns, felt angry a lot and had trouble processing it all. Now he's seeing life through healthy lenses with therapy, medicine, love and lots of patience. Having gone through all of those thing has led him to reach out to help other Veteran Sisters and Brothers live their best life by providing FREE PTSD Therapy, Job Training via Apprenticeship Programs and affordable housing.
The Spouse Experience
Chrystal O’Jon, VP of Operations & Marketing/Advertising has worked at a bank in the Property REO Division and as a Marketing & Promotions Director in the entertainment industry in some capacity for 20 years and will work to build a solid brand presence.
Being a first time Military Spouse was an experience for Chrystal. Even more, dealing with someone with PTSD was initially frightening. After attending family therapy, reading and praying Chrystal has built herself up to deal with her husbands PTSD and even her own issues being victimized as a child for many years.
Together, they have decided to take their experiences and use their skill sets to make a difference and provide FREE PTSD care and to help stop the cycle of homelessness among Military Veterans and their families.
LA Branch for Homeless Veterans
Marshon Gonzo is the Los Angeles Branch President for our organization. She will be responsible for directing activities and the use of resources in California. Marshon brings 20+ years of community service experience. She can be reached via E: firstname.lastname@example.org; C: 323-229-0156.
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