November 08, 2017
Accenture Federal Services Teams with Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation to Help Veterans Thrive

ARLINGTON, Va.; Nov. 8, 2017 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is teaming with Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation, to develop a mobile application to augment Boulder Crest’s signature training program, Warrior PATHH – a progressive and alternative training for healing heroes. Working with the retreat, Accenture is helping to build an on-line community to transform the way veterans receive care for combat stress and connect them to the services they need and deserve, on demand. 
 
Warrior PATHH is an intensive, non-clinical program that retrains veterans with post-combat stress to grow and thrive by introducing skill-sets that can transform their struggles into profound strength and growth. The 18-month program begins with a seven-day retreat, initiating students into the Warrior PATHH program at one of Boulder Crest’s two facilities – Boulder Crest Retreat Virginia and Boulder Crest Retreat Arizona.
 
Accenture teams with Boulder Crest Retreat: Healing Heroes one family at a time 
 
“We should never stop asking how we can make re-entry easier for our Veterans,” said Matt Tait, who leads Accenture’s work with federal defense and national security clients. “Addressing the challenges of post-traumatic stress is critical for our Veteran nonprofit partners and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are honored to play a role in scaling this transformative approach digitally that facilitates growth following traumatic experiences.”
 
The AFS-developed application, known as MY PATHH, will enable veterans to remotely access training and support from anywhere in the world following their on-site treatment at one of the Boulder Crest facilities. The app enables veterans to set goals, visualize and track progress, practice mindfulness and stay accountable as they forge a path towards a more stable and fulfilling life. The app is part of Accenture’s culture of service and ongoing commitment to advance vital Veterans programs through skill-based volunteer work.
 
“Accenture is a valued member of the Boulder Crest team and generously shares the time and talent of skills-based volunteers to support community events and corporate volunteer days at Boulder Crest Retreat Virginia,” said Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest. “Accenture’s commitment to MY PATHH shows that these first activities are just the beginning of great things to come. MY PATHH will deliver the equivalent of three years of therapy. It is a critical part of our effort to transform those experiencing post-traumatic stress. Together with Accenture, we are working to ensure that our nation’s combat veterans can live the lives they deserve – full of passion, purpose, and service – following their service to our country.”
 
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.  Learn more at www.accenturefederal.com.
 
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Boulder Crest
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation owns and operates two rural sanctuaries that provide free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities, and breakthrough combat stress recovery programs to help our nation’s military and veteran personnel and their families thrive in the aftermath of war, and live great lives – full of passion, purpose, and service – here at home. Boulder Crest Retreat Virginia is a 37-acre facility located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. Boulder Crest Retreat Arizona is a 130-acre ranch located just 45 minutes south of Tucson, Arizona in Sonoita. Boulder Crest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
 
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Contact:
 
Jane Norris
Accenture
+1 571 414 4475
maryjane.o.norris@accenturefederal.com