For those experiencing difficulties in the transition after deployment, Lions Project New Hope North- west offers free weekend retreats for individual veterans as well as entire families. The retreats, held in the midst of some of the most beautiful and peaceful forest land in the Pacific Northwest, provide counseling sessions with professional counselors; there also is ample time for the families to enjoy recreational activities as a function of reaffirming the bonds they felt prior to deployment.
LPNH-NW, like is a function of the Lions International Multiple District 19, and its core activities are in the South Puget Sound region. It is managed by a board of directors and is a tax-exempt 501C(3) organization. All staff, board members and retreat assistants, including professional counselors, are unpaid volunteers.
Funding for LPNH-NW is provided by Lions Clubs contributions, private donations and grants presented by corporations and other organizations. The majority of those funds go to the costs of acquiring facilities for the weekend camps, including meals and overnight accommodations. There are no paid personnel.