FOCUS Marines Foundation
FOCUS Marines Foundation, originally known as Midwest Marines Foundation, is an organization built by Marines for Marines. The organization was founded in 2010 with the dedication and support of over 65 U.S. Marines in the St. Louis region, ranging in age from 30 to 80. Its supporters have pooled their time, talents and financial resources to help wounded, ill and injured Marines and Corpsmen returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to make successful and rewarding transitions from military to civilian lives.
When leaving military life, depression and lack of direction can result in confusion and despair. This situation is understandable when these Marines realize that they can no longer pursue their dreams of being fully functional Marines or Corpsmen and that they are leaving a way of life that is rich in heritage and friendships of brothers and sisters in uniform. In addition, the scars of war that include Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), physical disabilities and possible disfigurement, can make the scope of the challenge overwhelming.
With the support of successful professionals in a variety of fields such as industry, education, academia, medicine and law enforcement, the Midwest Marines Foundation developed a program called FOCUS.
The objective of FOCUS is to help each Marine realize his or her dreams and goals.
UPDATED April 04, 2012