The Circle of Veterans and Families Ranch and Rehabilitation Center
NAMI Pasco is proud to celebrate its community partnership with The Circle of Veterans and Families Ranch and Rehabilitation Center. The Circle of Veteran’s mission is “to provide a week-long safe haven for veterans and their families in order to begin the journey of healing mind, body, and spirit”. The Circle of Veterans is on a beautiful, peaceful 10-acre ranch in Dade City/Lacoochee, Pasco County, FL.
There is no cost to veterans or their families to participate in The Circle of Veterans.
The non-profit organization was founded by Tice L. Ridley, a recently retired Senior Army Officer with two combat tours that earned him a Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. Retired for medical reasons, Tice has firsthand knowledge of family struggles with post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related conditions.
Samantha Ridley, Tice’s wife, is a knowing advocate for veterans and families with firsthand knowledge of the particulars faced by families living with the effects of trauma. Samantha also runs The Circle of Veterans, which integrates Rapid Resolution Therapy and equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs, Both therapeutic approaches are practiced at the Circle of Veterans by specialists with decades of experience in their respective fields at The Circle’s educational and rehabilitative retreats for vets and their families.
NAMI Pasco is proud to open its Dade City Connection Recovery Support Group meetings to all participants of the Circle of Veterans as well as the broader Pasco community.