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Eagle Oak Retreat Foundation is a wellness retreat, offering community support, holistic and posttraumatic growth opportunities for our combat veterans, first responders, and their families.

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Eagle Oak Retreat rests on an 11-acre ranch in rural, Italy, Texas. The ranch is surrounded by oak trees, beautiful horse pastures and a quaint pond. The retreat is ADA-accessible, featuring bunkhouses with 16 private bedrooms, a 3,800 sq ft dining hall with a large commercial kitchen and a 3,800 sq ft building for classroom/event space & staff offices.


Meet our Founders

Lillian and Steve Watanabe

Lillian and Steve Watanabe

Lillian and Steve Watanabe Retired from Hawaii to Create a Wellness Retreat for Veterans and First Responders

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From business owners in Hawaii to starting a non-profit in Texas dedicated to helping our nation’s heroes thrive. The Watanabe family creates the first privately-funded wellness center in Texas dedicated exclusively to combat veterans, first responders and their families.


Why We Exist

Nearly 1 million post-9/11 combat veterans and first responders struggle with combat-related stress.

Over 22 veterans die every day by suicide, and we lose more first responders to suicide every year than in the line of duty.

Studies consistently show that conventional treatments such as talk therapy and pharmaceuticals, are either ineffective, inaccessible, or both.

What We Offer

We offer the Boulder Crest WARRIOR PATHH (Progressive & Alternative Training For Helping Heroes) program. We operate solely on donations and grants to provide programs at no cost to our Warriors. 

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