A tax-exempt nonprofit organization under
IRC § 501(c)(3) offering alternative therapies
for those who serve and their families.

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

Our Mission

To serve our veterans, current servicemembers, and first responders by inspiring and uniting them through a community of compassion, respect, dignity, and accountability.  To provide alternative therapies 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, and first responders, 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 CCLT4Vets, 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 cat memes. This nonprofit is named after her.  


CCLT4Vets is the sound made when the release is pressed on a M-16 for a magazine drop. 

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