Leon County Corizon employees start wounded veteran program

Leon County, a Corizon partner, has started the Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) Southern Chapter to provide traumatically injured US service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with a high quality restorative program, utilizing the therapeutic experience of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, and adjacent in-land waters.

Several Corizon employees, as well as Leon County Sheriff’s Office employees have rallied behind Corizon employee, Anthony Stephens, in setting the program up in Tallahassee, after he was involved with the founder of the original Chapter in Montana.

The WQW brings wounded warriors to Florida for a six-day program of fishing and recreation. They have the opportunity to relax and learn to fish the Gulf and in-land waters in North Florida, all while enjoying the peaceful serenity of the Wakulla Springs State Park.

This experience provides a respite from the stresses of war and through adaptive methods of fishing they can move beyond their disabilities to learn a new skill.

All aspects of the program are provided free of charge to the veterans and each warrior receives a complete fishing outfit to keep so they can still enjoy the benefits once the program has concluded.

For more information or to find out how you can help support WQW, visit www.fishingwithwarriors.net

To learn more about our correctional healthcare services and job opportunities visit our website at www.corizonhealth.com