U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills, established the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat to serve recalibrated veterans like himself and their families. The Retreat will hold an open house on Aug. 6. Courtesy photo/CHRISTINA WNEK

The public is welcomed to attend the first open house of 2022 at the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat, located in Rome, Maine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The event includes tours of the main Retreat building, the newly renovated Marbury House from the original Elizabeth Arden estate, which now serves as the TMF main office, the waterfront, labyrinth and more.

The open house is free to attend, but the Foundation asks that visitors RSVP at https://give.classy.org/august2022openhouse.

The open house is also an opportunity to meet U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills, who established the organization in 2017 to serve recalibrated veterans like himself and their families. SSG Mills lost portions of all of his limbs in 2012 while serving in Afghanistan; he is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The Retreat isn’t opened up to the public often,” said SSG Mills. “We ensure the privacy of our nation’s heroes and their families, but I’m excited when we can fully open up the Retreat to the community to share our mission with everyone.”

In addition to the Foundation’s Family Program, six other programs are offered for our nation’s heroes: Warrior PATHH (Progressive & Alternative Training for Helping Heroes) for combat veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress; a Caregiver Program; the Recalibrate Program where the foundation capitalizes on a participant’s motivation after attending the Retreat. The Foundation provides financial assistance, goal setting, and long-term follow up; Ambassador Program; Virtual Program; and offsite programs, including bringing veterans to cage dive with sharks.