Sitrin has proposed an expansion, which will strengthen its initiatives to serve wounded warriors and veterans from across the country. Sitrin’s vision for military rehabilitation encompasses a lodge/medical treatment center and an athletic training facility. It will be a gathering place where injured servicemembers and veterans can integrate with one another, receive medical rehabilitation and treatment for cognitive conditions, and participate in sports recreationally or competitively.
Sitrin's location is ideal for such an expansion, as it is only 90 miles from Fort Drum, which is home to the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division. Fort Drum is the largest military installation without a dedicated medical treatment facility, and the 10th Mountain Division is the Army's most deployed unit in history. This combination has resulted in an overwhelming need for physical rehabilitation and mental health services that Sitrin can provide for post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, amputation, depression, substance abuse, and other conditions.
Realizing the sensitive and complex nature of the issues affecting those injured in battle, Sitrin can offer a new beginning to the men and women who have braved the war, and are now experiencing what may be the greatest challenge of their lives. This exciting expansion will support Sitrin’s mission to be a place where people begin the process of rebuilding their lives, reuniting with their families, and reentering their communities.