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Travis Mills Foundation Health and Wellness Center

An adaptive environment promoting health and wellness year-round.



In an effort to meet the needs of more recalibrated veteran families and to operate the

facility year-round for 40 weeks out of the year, the Travis Mills Foundation will break ground

on a new Health and Wellness Center in the fall of 2020.

The 9,800-square-foot facility will house a new indoor pool and fitness center that promotes

health and wellness year-round and will benefit veteran families during and after the retreat


We want to give combat-injured vets real tools to improve their health and offer new programs to help families keep their forward momentum after their week at the retreat.

The military provided me with purpose and direction to lead my troops, and the Travis Mills Foundation will now take that same idea and recalibrate it for our own veteran families.
— SSG Travis Mills

How We Will Get There

The Maine Chance Lodge before renovations began.

The Maine Chance Lodge before renovations began.

Where we’ve been

- Renovated a 1929 historic estate to become an 11,000 square foot facility on 20 acres

- We open our doors in 2017

- Hosted over 200 veteran families from 38 states.

- Established our give back rate to 87 cents of every single $1.

- Partnered with Mike Rowe, George W. Bush Presidential Center, companies big and small, and been nationally recognized.

The Maine Chance Lodge renovated and turned into the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Retreat.

The Maine Chance Lodge renovated and turned into the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Retreat.

How we got there

- 11 program weeks in 2017

- 16 program weeks in 2018

- 21 program weeks in 2019

- Reduced our overall spending to budget $1,000 per person to attend the retreat - allowing us to scale.

- Hired a great staff of veterans, military spouses, and proud Americans.

- Recruited over 600 volunteers from 34 states.

What we’ve learned

- The health and wellness of the entire family unit matters because recovery of any kind if a lifelong journey.

- Attending the retreat is a pivotal moment of personal empowerment for the veteran and his/her family.


Our Commitment To You

  • Provide the best retreat program in the world.

  • Do what we do best and partner with the rest. 

  • Maintain our first class reputation and protect your investment in us.

  • Identify opportunities for everyone to grow: personally and professionally.

  • Remain a family-focused organization for all of our stakeholder


How We Will Get There

  • Offer the best retreat program in the world by continuing to focus on excellence and growing our existing grounds to meet the needs of those we serve.

  • Provide a continuum of care that goes beyond the grounds of the retreat.

  • Identify a way to serve those with invisible wounds of war in a way that meets their needs


Thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors across the country, the foundation will

eventually be able to accommodate recalibrated veteran families at the retreat year-round and

provide many more resources for their reintegration and recovery. TMF has already secured a

$1M matching gift for its initial fundraising efforts toward raising $4.3 million.

 Our Partners

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