Crazy Cat Lady Therapy for Veterans

CCLT is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under IRC § 501(c)(3) that offers alternative therapies for veterans.

From the war-torn world to the home we know, we have your 6.

Our Mission

To serve our veterans by inspiring and uniting them through a community of compassion, respect, dignity, and accountability.  To provide alternative therapies without medical intervention through psycho-education, creative art workshops (i.e. poetry, charcoal drawing), and empowering activities (i.e. yoga, hikes). 

The Goal

Our goal is to reduce suicide, homelessness, and incarceration rates in veterans, current servicemembers, law enforcement, and firefighters, and to build and/or replenish cognitive abilities and cement a positive social support system. 

We have your 6, on our honor. 

Our Tenets

1.  Have each other’s 6; leave no one behind.

2.  All humans are animals; therefore, treat all animals with respect and dignity, regardless of bipedalism.

3.  Be yourself while also being compassionate and tolerant to all members and patrons.

4.  Hold yourself accountable for your own actions; own up to your mistakes and help resolve them.

5.  Ensure a safe and tranquil environment for all.

6.  Trust is earned, not immediately given.

7.  Morals and beliefs may not infringe on the rights of others.

Why is it called Crazy Cat Lady Therapy for Veterans, when there are no animals present?

Crazy Cat Lady is the call sign and nickname for the founder MarieAnn C. Raguso. While laid up at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, she received this nickname from a group of other Wounded Warriors because of her obsession with being a Cat Mom one day and her extensive cat memes and video watching. She is now a proud Cat Mom of four! This nonprofit is named after her.  

CCLT is the abbreviation for Crazy Cat Lady Therapy for Veterans, which is the sound made when the release is pressed on a M-16 for a magazine drop.