The NOSTOS Project
The Greek term "Nostos" is a theme used in Greek literature which includes an epic hero returning home by sea. It is a high level of heroism or greatness. This journey is usually very extensive and includes being shipwrecked in an unknown location and going through certain trials that test the hero. The Nostos Project is our foundation of helping warriors. As they return home from the daily battles of being a public safety professional WOR anchors them by getting them connected with the healthy activities and people who can help them safely return home.
The HOPLITE Project
The word hoplite is the Greek name for the type of shield used by the soldiers. It also refers to the unique battle formation the Spartan warriors would use during battle. The warriors would create an "wall" of shields that protected the entire warrior group. Our "shield" project is about giving public safety professionals an early awareness of the impacts of trauma and the tools available to defuse this stress before unhealthy activities, habits and impacts set in.
The ARISTODEMUS Project
Aristodemus was one of only two Spartan survivors, as he was not present at the last stand. Aristodemus was stricken with a disease of the eye causing King Leonidas to order him to return home before the battle. He was considered a disgraced solider and like our warriors who are unfairly turned away by their own after not being able to face the battle due to the impacts of PTSD. Many turn to substance abuse or even suicide as they stand alone. The ARISTODEMUS Project is a intervention team of warriors trained to rescue these warriors left on their own at the most critical time.
The AGOGE Project
The word "agoge" meant rearing in ancient Greek, but in this context generally meant leading, guidance, or training. The "Warriors Crucible" is book project that will be a guide for warriors to better understand PTSD, and provides solutions to overcome the negative physical and psychological impacts.
The ACHELOUS Project -
Achilles was the Greek god of the river and was represented as a god of fresh water in general. WOR strongly believes in "ethical angler" practices and giving back to our natural environment. This includes the scientific based reclamation and conservation of our natural waterways and shorelines.