Life After Active Duty? Absolutely!

April 3, 2018
By Chuck N. Baker

(Las Vegas) — There are numerous dedicated organizations that provide help to veterans. Each tends to specialize in select areas. The Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are three groups that provide help to those who have left the service. But a local group that seeks to help veterans empower, explore and engage when they leave the military is a bit less known. Life After Active Duty has a mission to honor and assist veterans and families through the transition from active duty to building successful lives.

Eva Secchiari, founder of Life After Active Duty, stands with her son in this undated photo. Life After Active Duty is a local nonprofit that seeks to help veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.

Summerlin resident Eva Secchiari saw the changes in her son even before his deployment to the Middle East was over. When he returned home, she noticed he was hypervigilant, suspicious and always looking over his shoulder. So Secchiari started a nonprofit, Life After Active Duty, to help veterans find the help they need to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.

75,600 = The number of veterans experiencing homelessness in a single night.