In recent years, nonprofits have raised tens of thousands of dollars in a week of fireworks sales. The money Medina and his volunteers raise this summer will be used to extend the reach of Fix’d, a Tracy-based network of veterans that provides advice and help to other veterans who are having problems getting services or who have physical or mental health needs.
"The day of my buddy's funeral, I got into a car accident after blacking out," Jenkins, a 33-year-old Linden native, recalled Monday morning. "I didn't run into any cars. I didn't hurt anybody. But I basically took out some property."
He still remembers the day his mother looked at him and said, “Who are you?” — she would use the same impassioned expression months later during her first visit to see Medina in treatment and, when his mother grabbed him, this time, said, “You’re finally home.”
John Dubitsky, who runs operations for Fix’d, joined Medina on Dec. 1, 2016, “in a low spot” in his life.
“I just started working with him, and then pretty soon I was in here every day and seeing people come through here and then results. Transformations,” he said. “My life has completely changed with this place.”
Congratulations to the 10 Graduates of San Joaquin County Veteran Treatment Courts!
University of California Berkeley's School of Public Policy determined the GET - FIX'D Veteran Treatment Court Program is operating at a 97% success rate!
"Our relationship transcended the environment we were in..." - TSgt. Louis Awua
"They didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear, but they did tell me what I needed to hear...and have been there every step of the way since the first phone call"
"Sooner or later, no matter how tough you are, one day you'll need help and these are the guys to do it." - MSgt Ken Hill
I have used Fixd inc. services for over a two year now and this has been such a great organization to help with everything from life counseling to finding the correct help for any problems Vets face. If I didn't have Fixd inc. I'm not sure where my life would have gone they have helped get my life back on track with finding the disciplined solider I once was, I tried the VA and where I'm from in California the closest VA hospital with everything they offer is 40 miles away the satellite doctors office they have is only open till 3pm. Fixed inc. has been there in times of need at 2am in person. I have been a solider for over 10 years now and have never received the kind of treatment Fixd inc. offers. Without Fixd inc. I probably would not be today to write this. Thank you Fixd inc. for everything! SPC Hauger
As a donor to FIX'D Inc, it's been a pleasure to attend their events and observe the rapid expansion of this much needed service for our Veterans. A big concern of mine is the national suicide rate of Veterans, FIX'D is taking this matter seriously. Their outreach is touching more Veterans daily at the national level, and I fully support and admire the hard work of this organization.
Went in With no expectations just wanted to see what it was about. They go above & beyond to figure out what’s best for the specific Veterans needs & I cannot express enough what a Relief It is to have found them!
Until recent, I have kept everything inside. Life has been heavier than expected. Each day, growing more cumbersome than the last. I look back and wonder, where have I gone? I am a shell of who I once was. Until I reached out to someone from my past; a brother who as always been there for me... and he answered. He answered my call, every call, day or night, good time, or not, he was there. My brother TACP, through the thick and thin. The day I had to tell my team that our brother was lost, he stood with me. My pride grows more each day. My struggle still continues, but I know, within the depths of my heart and soul, that FIX'D will answer.
STOCKTON -- Eighteen months ago, after struggling for 10 years to reconcile the experience of being a U.S. Marine who fought in Iraq, Zac Jenkins finally reached a crossroads in his life. great video