Sheepdog Ranch

Suicide Prevention Research and Therapy Center



The first of it’s kind.


Sheepdog Ranch will be the premier research and therapy center focused on suicide prevention for veterans and first responders.


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Site Plan (proposed)

Finding Solutions

We are focused on finding solutions to increase prevention of suicides among the veteran and first responder population. Sheepdog Ranch will be comprised of two complementary sections:

  1. An academic and clinical research facility with personnel of varied backgrounds and interests, all with a common goal: finding a way to prevent suicide among sheepdogs.
  2. An inpatient/outpatient therapy facility, along with a training development and delivery component, identifying the best way to implement solutions identified. This is the practical application of research.

The plan proposal calls for 75-100 acres in the Northern Virginia area with about half of the property housing the administrative, therapy and research buildings, and the other half will be open property with an on-site retreat used for in-patient therapy programs. Our presence in the Northern Virginia region allows for access to premiere universities, hospitals, and corporate partnerships, as well as easy access to multiple airports and other modes of travel.

Special Thanks To:

H. David Jay “Uncle Dave”
Army Veteran and Cancer Survivor
Architect and designer of our initial site plan

Research Facility

  • Academic and Clinical Research
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Solutions driven

Administration and Support

  • Dining facility
  • Classrooms
  • Counseling areas
  • Multi-purpose space (Conferences/Training)
  • Multi-unit housing

Therapy and Retreat Facility

  • Outdoor therapy areas (walking, biking, etc.)
  • Agricultural and farming areas
  • Livestock and wild game areas
  • Archery range
  • Retreat cabins

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