Rochester, NY – July 6, 2015 – Warrior Salute, a service of CDS Monarch that provides rehabilitative therapies and services to veterans, received a Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) Grant in the amount of $25,000. 

“Grants such as these are especially important to us because Warrior Salute is funded entirely by private donations and grants,” CDS Monarch President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth said. “We rely on contributions from local organizations, businesses and community members to ensure we can continue to provide essential services to Veterans who need help. We’re very grateful that DVNF has selected us to receive this funding.” 

“There have been so many lives turned upside-down by the devastating effects of PTSD, TBI and military sexual trauma, and programs like CDS Monarch’s Warrior Salute program are essential to helping these men and women put their lives back together,” said Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.), CEO of DVNF. “We are pleased to support such a great organization so they can continue to positively impact the lives of veterans.” 

About Warrior Salute™: 

Warrior Salute™ is a service of CDS Monarch, that helps Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma, regain their lives and dreams by providing quality clinical and rehabilitative therapies, employment opportunities, and temporary housing. Staff work one-on-one with Veterans and their families to help identify their goals, determine the personalized support needed, and implement the services and training necessary to foster growth and development, as they transition back into the civilian community. To learn more about Warrior SaluteTM please visit www.cdswarriorsalute.org. 

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation: 

Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. DVNF achieves this mission by: 

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF. 
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources. 
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need. 
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.