Veteran's Ananda- Homestead&Retreat

Veteran's Ananda Inc. nonprofit website 
Our 501c3, independent nonprofit organization, Veteran's Ananda Inc., has land for our veteran retreat & DEA hemp grow!!!

Funds Allocation:
90% of all Veteran’s Ananda funds go directly to veteran care, 10% solely to facility maintenance and administration. Veteran’s Ananda’s programs are focused on post-service issues among veterans, first responders, and their families through rehabilitation, encouragement, and care.

The Company disposes its income though the decisions made by its board of directors or through the decisions of the duly elected treasure, who power to pay expenses is set out by the board or the Company’s Bylaws in accordance to the Company’s purpose. Expenses paid by the corporation include but are not limited to: equipment purchases and rentals, ambassador’s salary and boarding, insurance premiums, internet website fess, publications, advertising, and miscellaneous board expenses. 

High School Students Donate "Tipp Tiny Houses" to Veterans

I am extremely humbled and honored to announce that Veteran's Ananda has partnered with the students of the "Tipp Tiny House" program out of Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City, Ohio.

Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the students and staff in the "Tipp Tiny House" program, students in the Homebuilding II & III classes are leading the design and production of micro houses to be donated to Veteran's Ananda. Once completed, the micro houses will be transported to New York and placed on the property of Veteran's Ananda's Retreat and Homestead. They will house individuals who take part in the short-duration, high impact retreats and long-term post traumatic growth programs.

We are excited to develop this partnership with Tippecanoe High School, especially thier Tipp Tiny House program! To learn more please click on the link below!!!

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Monetary Needs:
Recently, Veteran’s Ananda acquired property for our nonprofit homestead and retreat.

Only about $15,000 is needed for the remainder of the down payment for the property totaling 22 acres of land with waterfront property, 6 greenhouses, a house, a processing & barcoding facility, pastures, sheds/workshops, walk-in cold fridge, room for storefront, etc.
We secured a mortgage through the bank and are preparing now to get our additional licenses and permits in order to include organic, kosher, and vegan as well as campgrounds, events, and recreational permits.

Since we already have our DEA hemp license through NYS Agr & Markets, all we have left is to renew our USDA certifications and get our water to organic standards (simple fix).

Any additional funds will go to the tiny homes and services that we are providing veterans, first responders, and their families!!

Donations: Donate and help support the veterans in our programs as they reclaim their lives and revitalize their future. No amount is too small.
· Start Up Funding – closing cost of property, mortgage and insurance payments, maintenance

Beyond Money:
· Farm Equipment/Supplies: Tractor, lawn mower, grain puller, seed transplanter, barn equipment, garden equipment, animals
· Business Supplies

Our Founder:
Sarah Stenuf served for 4 years and 1 deployment to Afghanistan on active duty in the U.S. Army. She served as an Apache helicopter crew chief, during which time she rose to the position of Training NCOIC (non-commissioned officer in charge), leading the training & development for command readiness, of an Army company consisting of over 270 soldiers. She attended numerous certification classes while in service to be optimal in her career and training, she is an AIT (advanced individual training) Distinguished Honor Graduate where she was awarded her crew chief wings; she has an expert marksmanship badge, a combat action badge, several presidential physical fitness awards, as well as multiple personal and unit citation awards; prior to her being medically retired for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and seizures from epilepsy due to a traumatic brain injury.

Now Sarah is an outspoken advocate, activist, and entrepreneur. She has traveled the world as a motivational and inspirational speaker, having spoken at business and educational events with professional athletes, celebrities, politicians, world renowned doctors and psychologist as well as fellow advocates and veterans.
Stenuf founded Veteran’s Ananda to help fellow veterans and their families, who suffer from post-service issues, by providing them a one-stop shop where they can obtain support, care, rest, relaxation, and alternative treatments and therapies through individualized, but self-paced and structured programs, that provide opportunities and incentives; while building trust and creating hope at home and in our community.

Our Team:
Our team of credentialed professionals serve those who have served in our armed forces, with compassion and dedication without regard of race, religion, or sexual orientation

Location: 69 Wilcox Road, Fulton, NY 13069 in Oswego County
Veteran’s Ananda Inc (our 501c3 independent nonprofit)- Homestead and Retreat. Secludedand Peaceful yet minutes from town and only 30 minutes from downtown syracuse, malls, universities -we surrounded by the gorgeous finger lakes and the Oswego River is right in our backyard!

Ananda Farms, LLC (30% of LLC funds go to nonprofit - jobs are held by veterans) - Veteran Owned, Veteran Operated, Veteran Grown!
Nursery and Hemp cultivation facility - we will grow fruits, vegetables, and HEMP! We are the only USDA hydroponic facility in the area and will be only 1 of roughly 200 USDA certified hydroponic hemp grows in the nation.

Why We Exist:
Veteran’s Ananda Inc. is a 501(c)(3), independent, non-profit organization that utilizes traditional and non-traditional treatments and therapies; to assist with supporting, healing, and rehabilitating U.S. Armed Service Members, veterans, first responders, and their families from across the nation; so, they can live happy, productive, and fulfilling lives at home and in their communities.

Veteran’s Ananda is a homestead and retreat that utilizes traditional (clinical therapy, exposure therapy, group therapy, etc.) and non-traditional (i.e. acupuncture, yoga, equestrian, meditation, art, etc.) treatments and therapies to provide education, support, and care for armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. Veteran’s Ananda incorporates a structured, but self-paced and individualized approach to care and treatment, that also provides incentives and opportunities (i.e. jobs, apprenticeships, entrepreneurship, educational benefits, etc.). The company utilizes certified professionals, such as clinicians and peer support staff, to create a treatment plan for each individual patient; this will establish the patient’s needs and wants, while captivating the patient’s passion and skills; to best serve them.

Veterans deserve a place to receive rest and relax as well as alternative programs and services to turn to, as viable treatment options, beyond what the Department of Veterans Affairs and public hospitals can provide. This includes receiving holistic care/treatment(s) like: yoga, acupuncture, art therapy, equestrian therapy, dietician and nutritional classes, and the right to use botanical medicines as an alternative to prescription drugs.

It is our mission to improve the quality of life for armed service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and inevitably the community at large through education, support, and care. Since Veteran’s Ananda inception, we have served the community by providing educational services and resources on post-service issues; and by providing support and care to fellow armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families with post-service issues.

The Company has successfully been serving the community through our website (, through our social media pages to include FaceBook and our Facebook support groups (General Group, Veteran’s Group, Caregiver Group, Military Sexual Trauma Group), by attending numerous business and educational events, and connecting with other organizations and entities to fulfill our mission.

Our Mission:
Founded in 2018 by Sarah Stenuf, our mission is to provide free, world class, medical, psychological, and spiritual care to U.S. Armed Service Members, veterans, first responders, and their families.

Our Vision:
Through short-duration, high-impact retreats and long-term post traumatic growth programs, Veteran’s Ananda will revolutionize a model of healing that integrates evidence-based therapies, a safe and peaceful space, with unparalleled customer service; to improve physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic well-being for our nation’s armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families.

Veteran’s Ananda (the “Company”) was founded in January of 2018 with the intention of helping to improve the quality of life for armed service members, veterans, first responders, their families and inevitably the community at large. The Company will accomplish its mission by providing support and care through a variety of services and programs. A few examples of programs and services the Company intends to offer are: support groups, clinical treatment programs, educational programs, recreational activities, family care services, and child care services. The Company’s programs and treatments will be evidence-based and scientific based; geared towards studying post-traumatic growth and aimed at targeting issues such as: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), substance abuse, homelessness, and domestic violence.

It is the mission, duty, and purpose of Veteran’s Ananda to coordinate and provide retreats and programs for armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families; in order to provide them with the rest and relaxation they deserve; while creating much more needed awareness of post-service issues, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and to inevitably eradicate veteran suicide due to post-service issues, by addressing these issues on a local and global level through education.

The right to adequate care is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, always have the physical and economic access to adequate care or means for its procurement. Veteran’s Ananda is needed for armed service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and members of the community to receive subject matter support, education, and awareness they deserve.

Our Potential:
1.) National leader of community based supportive services for veterans & first responders
2.) NY’s only acute crisis center with agro-cognitive behavioral therapy
3.) Create network of campuses that will provide care and training services
4.) NY’s only agriculturally based program helping to heal the mind, body, and spirit while learning skills in farming
5.) Be the only USDA hydroponic facility in the area an the only hemp USDA hydroponic facility in the state

Why Get Involved:
1.) Educate & Create Awareness in our Communities
2.) Improve Health & Wellness
3.) Help our Veterans
4.) Increase Brand Exposure
5.) Increase Brand Credibility
6.) Tax Incentive
7.) Social Responsibility

How You Can Support:
Funding: Provide capital support for our programs.

Sponsor: Become a sustaining member/sponsor to help us educate our communities locally and beyond.

Advocate: Join our voices and help us push for a new model to healthcare that our veterans & their families deserve

Branding: Show the industry that through community partnership, we can grow the cannabis industry a fair and just way.

Company’s Planned Operations:
The scope of the Company’s operations and activities are restricted by rule to the State of New York, but by practicality to the counties surrounding Veteran’s Ananda. Currently, Veteran’s Ananda has not begun to implement any of its proposed “Planned Operations” as it is waiting to acquire necessary funding before proceeding forward.
Upon receiving necessary funding, Veteran’s Ananda plans to provide “Ananda Membership” opportunities to armed service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and the community.
Veteran’s Ananda intends to be a homestead and retreat that will utilize traditional (clinical therapy, exposure therapy, etc.) and non-traditional (i.e. acupuncture, yoga, equestrian, meditation, art, etc.) treatments and therapies, by subject matter experts, to provide support services, care, and programs for armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. While inevitably creating awareness and education by integrating with the community.
The Company intends to hold 3-7-day retreats and provide an 18-month outpatient program, with plans to fully establish an inpatient clinic for both males and females in the near future. Veteran’s Ananda will utilize a structured, but self-paced and individualized approach to care and treatment; that will also provide hope and incentives (i.e. jobs, apprenticeships, entrepreneurship, educational benefits, etc.). The Company will utilize subject matter experts, such as clinicians and peer support staff, to create treatment plans for each individual patient. This will establish the patient’s needs and wants, while captivating the patient’s passion and skills; in order to best support them.
Veteran’s Ananda intends to offer facilities and services to its members, a few of which are specifically for armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. Some of the facilities and services the Company intends to provide:
1.) ADA handicap accessible cabins, available for all year round
2.) An ADA handicap accessible barn/meeting house with organic farm-to-table meals.
3.) An ADA accessible organic walled (therapy) garden
4.) Fields of organic produce
5.) A therapeutic fishing pond
6.) Therapeutic horses and horse trails
7.) Nature walks, foraging, photography, bird and wildlife watching
8.) Therapeutic dogs
9.) Archery
10.) And other onsite adaptive sporting activities (hiking, biking, snow shoeing, volleyball)
11.) Playground with ADA accessibility
12.) Permaculture and Agriculture training and classes
13.) Farmsteading, Homesteading, and Farm Maintenance training and classes
14.) AgroForestry training and classes
15.) Off-site activities including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing in the Finger Lakes Region of New York; hiking the Finger Lakes; trail rides; biking; various local tours (museums, historic forts, apple orchards, etc.); tennis and other sport activities
16.) Clinical care and support
17.) Peer Support group and care
18.) Educational classes (PTSD, MST, suicide awareness, culinary, art, etc.)
19.) Health and Wellness classes, training, and courses
20.) Job, entrepreneurship, and skill training
21.) Greenhouses for agriculture, Horticulture, and botany classes and cultivating
22.) Incentive Program: certifications and college degrees through local universities/colleges, entrepreneurship, jobs, apprenticeships
23.) Ananda Retreats: 3-7-day programs
23.) Ananda Garden Groups: to be conducted weekly
24.) Ananda Adventures: recreational activities and events, intended to be conducted bi-monthly for members to partake
25.) Ananda Educational Incentives Program: The Company intends to partner with a college and or university to offer certification and degree opportunities for armed service members, veterans, and their families. Veterans or their family member(s) would have to utilize government awarded benefits first (i.e. GI bill, Post 9-11 Bill, Vocational Rehab, etc.) prior to utilizing funding as a grantee from Veteran’s Ananda or the university. Some education incentives the Company intends to provide include:
26.) Ananda Grunts: jobs, apprenticeships, entrepreneurship, and internships with the Company
27.) Ananda Peer Group: are peer to peer support groups intended to be conducted weekly by fellow certified peer to peer support counselors
Besides our retreats and clinical appointments, people will be able to obtain membership in the organization to partake on the education and to support our service members, veterans, and first responders. Membership will be open to anyone interested in integrating with armed service members, veterans, and first responders through our groups and programs (i.e. Ananda Garden Group, Ananda Integration Adventures). There will be membership fees for individuals and families who are not armed service members or first responders, which will be dictated by the board of directors. Membership for service members and their families will also be dictated by the board of directors and anticipated to be free of charge.
The Company is organized and operated exclusively to raise money and awareness for (i) sick and /or disabled armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families (ii) armed service members, veterans, first responders, and their families in need of rest and relaxation at a retreat and or to receive treatment that will enhance their quality of life, (iii) veterans returning home from war in need of assistance with post-service issues (i.e. couples counseling, retreats, therapy, etc.) and (iv) underfunded veteran educational initiatives (each a “Charitable Class’ and collectively, the “Charitable Classes”).
The Company will identify classes of charitable need, then determine recipients who fall within those classes and objectively determine grantees based on specified criteria, in accordance with the IRS’s charitable class requirements ensuring that there is no improper benefit to individuals.
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Sarah Stenuf 
Fulton, NY

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