We offer our deepest thanks to the brave men and women, and their families, who contributed their stories, and by doing so made it possible for us to offer you this page.

We invite you to send us your story at admin@desertwaters.com. Your story can appear here if approved.

We reserve the right to make edits to your material and to not post stories. And if a writer indicates that s/he is a threat to themselves or to others, we’ll try to locate that person to get them help.

When identifying information becomes available/is provided to us, we are mandated to report child and adult abuse, and danger to self or others.

PLEASE NOTE: The Corrections Ventline does NOT constitute behavioral or medical health assessment, diagnosis, or treatment, and it should never be used or regarded as a substitute for, alternative to, or replacement for diagnosis, professional advice or treatment. We urge you to consult with a behavioral health provider or physician/medical professional regarding assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment of symptoms or medical conditions that you may be experiencing.

By using the Ventline email service you acknowledge that you understand that this is not a behavioral health or medical service in any professional sense. By your use of the Ventline email service, you also agree to indemnify and hold harmless DWCO, its board, staff and volunteers for any liability arising from any loss, injury or damage to or by any person or property, however caused, thought to result from the use of this service, including but not limited to information you obtain by asking questions, by exploring your situation with us, by questions posed by us to you regarding your situation, by receiving suggestions or referrals, or if we contact law enforcement when identifying information is provided to us regarding child or vulnerable adult abuse, or danger to self and/or others.