At Guardian Garage, we are a community driven organization of first Responders and Veterans dedicated to supporting veterans and first responders in their journey towards healing and resilience. We understand the lasting impact that trauma can have on these individuals, and we believe in providing them with a lifelong way to manage and cope through the creative art of car and collectible restoration. Through our unique approach, we offer a safe and supportive environment where veterans and first responders can find solace and purpose in restoring cars and collectibles, channeling their emotions into meaningful projects. By engaging in this creative process, they can find a renewed sense of purpose, regain a sense of control, and develop new skills. Guardian Garage serves as a catalyst for personal growth and empowerment, fostering camaraderie and connections among participants, while ultimately helping them reclaim their lives and find joy in the journey of restoration.
You will be around around folks who have walked a similar path and can help in a myriad of ways. Our staff has been there done that. No skills are necessary to participate we will provide the knowledge and support to guide you into whatever artistic medium makes you feel comfortable.
Our objective is to provide the skills and techniques to continue the Participants understanding of stress management through the creative process of restoration and modification of previously discarded or decaying objects. This skillset will provide a lifelong benefit in dealing with their specific mental health issues as well as provide a way to socialize and integrate with the community and family.