Episode 61: Featuring Randee McLain with Courage to Call and San Diego Enforcers

Courage to Call

RanDee McLain, program manager for Courage to Call joined Rise Up Radio Hosts Jared Kelley and James Carmody to talk about how Courage To Call helps veterans and their families in San Diego. McLain, a US Navy veteran herself, went back to school after leaving the military. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and went on to also get a Master’s Degree in Social Work where the focus was in Veterans and Military programs. After experiencing her own struggles in transitioning from military life to civilian life, she wanted to embark on helping other veterans and their families. McLain got involved with Courage To Call and now oversees the program as the organizations Program Manager. The program is funded by San Diego County and it serves veterans, families of veterans and active duty and Guard members. She explains, “It’s hard for people to call in and get those resources and get that help that they need. You know in the military we’re trained to just kind of suck it up and move on. We’re kind of also afraid to ask for help. So we want to empower people to have that courage to call in and know they are going to speak to a fellow veteran on the line.” Courage to Call provides a central place for veterans to reach out and get the help they need with everything from employment services, housing, shelter and food to counseling, legal resources and much more. 

San Diego Enforcers - Football

San Diego Enforcers is a non-profit organization that’s comprised of law enforcement officers and community service people who using their passion for football play the game and give back to their communities by making donations through charities and volunteering within the San Diego community. Several members of the Enforcers joined Rise Up Radio hosts, James Carmody and Jared Kelley to talk about the program and promote the upcoming game on April 1st. They will be tackling the Marine Corps All Star Team to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy. Players on the football teams are the best of the best within their departments who believe in giving back to their communities while using their passion for football to raise money for various charities in the San Diego community. The S.D. Enforcers are members of the National Public Safety football team for San Diego and are considered San Diego’s winningest team. They are a member of the National Public Safety Football League which has 26 teams across the U.S. who compete against each other across the country to raise money for charities such as United Cerebral Palsy, Bella’s House of Hope, Honor Flight San Diego, Wounded Warriors Project, Semper Fi Fund, Travis Manion Foundation and more. According to members on the team, the goal of the San Diego Enforcers is to help SD public safety workers create and build relationships between agencies, give back to their community and charities and to build life-long brotherhoods through their passion for football.

Take Action

1.  If you or someone you know can benefit from Courage to Call visit Courage 2 Call.

2. The San Diego Enforcers are a great team who all serve to their community everyday. Help support them in giving back to other organizations by visiting their website San Diego Enforcers