Our mission is to provide alternative therapy activities through traditional hand tool woodworking for veterans and active military personnel suffering from trauma and other emotional and physical challenges.
Having served in the military early in life, Adriano has always looked for opportunities to honor veterans. As a musician, he has volunteered his time and talent to veterans and veteran’s groups for many years. However, he just couldn’t help but think there must be more he could do honor and serve those who have been wounded in combat.
Out of that passion came Woodworking with Warriors. Combining his passion for woodworking with hand tools and his desire to serve veterans, Adriano now uses his time to create a space for combat wounded veterans to attend these retreats, at no-cost, to learn the skills of woodworking by hand.
The hope for each veteran is to find a skill they can use as a hobby or to generate income, an outlet they can use to help cope with PTSD or other mental health struggles and a brotherhood for community along the way.
What can you expect at a Woodworking Retreat?
Woodworking with Warriors will provide round trip travel for you to participate, if needed.
Lodging will be provided as part of your Woodworking Retreat. If you are within a reasonable driving distance, you are welcome to stay at your own home and commute back and forth.
Lunch and dinner will be provided during your woodworking retreat. Breakfast may be provided by your hotel. Our aim is for minimal, if any, out of pocket expenses during your time with us.
Participants do not need to own or have prior experience with hand tools. Everything you need for your time with us will be provided.
Interested in Attending an Upcoming Retreat?
Here’s the Process to Apply:
Take 3 minutes to fill out our Registration Form.
Step 2-Submit Docs
Send us a copy of your DD214.
Step 3-Choose Your Week
Once we have all of your information, we’ll help schedule your week retreat with us.
Ready to Apply?
Now’s the time to take a step toward learning a new skill, finding an avenue to cope with struggles you are facing and be a part of a brotherhood that understands what you are going through.