What We Do: At the Fitzgerald Freedom Ranch we help veterans and their families understand the challenges veterans face in civilian life and offer a new approach for meeting the needs of the military civilian. This is accomplished through a combination of access to the Fitzgerald Freedom Ranch, the community at the Ranch, and the availability of therapy with the option for recalibration of the military identity as discussed in the Fitzgerald Theory.
The whole idea is to help veterans be able to relax, heal, and play; then give them a place where they actually have the opportunity to do all of these things.
Who We Help: We invest in those who have served and who want help being able to live their best life. Whether out of the service for decades or days, all are welcome to come and be met where they are at in their journey.
How We do it: Through the use of a 114-acre ranch and an innovative therapeutic methodology, our goal is to assist as many veterans as possible to experience joy and be able to live a fulfilled life while helping their loved ones understand the journey they are walking through in the process.
Why We Do it: We know and understand from firsthand experience the difficulties families face when a service member comes home and veterans embark on life in a civilian culture with a military identity. We have found a solution that has helped many and we want to share it so no one has to suffer through the journey alone.
Through the tragic loss of Marty's daughter Megan, we have the opportunity to share this land and this theory. Megan wanted to help veterans through her ambition to be a Prosthetist. We want to honor her legacy by helping as many people as we can because her heart was never given the opportunity.
Marty & Megan Fitzgerald
Marty Fitzgerald is a veteran of the United States Army and Operation Desert Storm. His son Tyler served in the United States Army for almost 8 years.
Amy Fitzgerald is a Trauma Therapist with Master's Degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology with a specialization in Military Psychology. Her father served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.
Amy has effectively recalibrated the military identity on many veterans allowing them to thrive in a more fulfilling life.
Marty & Amy Fitzgerald
The Fitzgerald Freedom Ranch