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10 Can Outdoors

Do you believe there’s a cure for PTSD? Neither did we. Until recently, Post-Traumatic Stress was considered the most complex phenomena of the mind. Treatment plans reflected this belief, with overly complex formulas and high doses of medication(s). But the continuous rise in warrior suicides prompted innovative change. In such, 10 CAN was born. 10 CAN, Inc. is the Christian Adventure Network founded by a wounded warrior to serve military and first responder families. We are a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable organization designed to save heroes, raise the next generation of warriors, and restore families through the great outdoors. Our focus on outdoor recreation, education, and rehabilitation fosters healing, prevents suicides, and builds community. Our faith-based approach is non-religious and encompasses a fit-to-fight model for the entire family. Spiritual well-being, mental health, and physical abilities establish a diverse and well-rounded approach for our Heroes and their families. Our simplified solution with dynamic resolve has a 100% success rate in suicide prevention. In his book Saving Heroes, Dr. Burke provides the formula to the working cure. You’ll note that treating the variety of traumatic stresses requires a fitted approach for each warrior. With childhood roots and nature being the main ingredients, it’s imperative that we aim to be proactive in medicine.

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Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesFirst Responders
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Recreational TherapySpiritualty
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Matthew Burke - Founder

founder@10canoutdoors.com352-219-1138

Acres for Life

Our professional facilitators and the horses create an environment for our clients to experience lasting positive outcomes. The Acres Approach is guided by a team consisting of licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a qualified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with you. When inside the arena or pasture with the horses, your entire experience is on the ground with the horses front and center, never ridden, and left unhindered. They are considered equal partners on the treatment team. Learn to strengthen your resilience as you discover new ways of living more fully present. Find HOPE again, knowing that someone else is in your corner.

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MinnesotaAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Equine TherapyMental health

Adaptive Adventures

No matter your physical limitations or where you call home, we are there for you. Cycling therapy for veterans. Outdoor climbing for blind adults. Kayaking trips for underprivileged children. These are just a few of our custom adventures to empower communities in need. And we’re fully mobile, so no matter where you are, we’ll bring the camaraderie and excitement right to your doorstep.

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veteransfamilies
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CyclingClimbingKayakingOutdoor Recreation

Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue

Our mission is to help horses and heroes by offering a safe place for healing, developing a sense of purpose, and establishing meaningful connections between horses and humans. Please join us for our monthly Allegiance Ranch Veteran Muster and bonfire. The purpose of the ARR Muster is to provide a forum for all military veterans and first responders to come together for connection, sharing stories, or simply spending time with like-minded comrades. We’ll also discuss strategies for finding and providing support to our local community of veterans and first responders. Food and drinks are provided.

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CODenver
Who They Serve
veteransFirst Responders
Services / Activities
Equine Therapy
Contact

Dan Timmons - Founder

dantimmon@gmail.com720-301-2533

America's Warrior Partnership

Our mission at America’s Warrior Partnership is empowering communities to empower veterans. Our approach to accomplishing this mission takes many forms, but it always starts with connecting community organizations with local veterans to understand their unique situations. Our ultimate goal is to create a better quality of life for all veterans by empowering local communities to proactively and holistically serve them. America's Warrior Partnership is the connection that brings local veteran-centric nonprofits together through coordination and collaboration, ensuring consistent information is obtained, relevant services are provided, and national resources are utilized. We attack inefficiency and amplify the work of established nonprofits and government agencies.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Wide Variety
Contact

Erica Floyd - Administrative Assistant

EFloyd@americaswarriorpartnership.org706-434-1708

BeArded WARRIORs

BeArded WARRIORs is a Veteran suicide prevention and resource awareness non-profit; based in Huntsville, AL but our reach is nationwide. We are a group of military and non-military volunteers that provide veterans and their families with opportunities to experience the fun and camaraderie of after-service community involvement. BE A WARRIOR

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AlabamaHuntsville
Who They Serve
veteransfamilies
Services / Activities
CamaraderieVolunteer
Contact

Ty Oswald - Founder

info@beardedwarriors.org 256-567-3224

Camp Victory

We provide conferences, camping, hunting, retreats, networking, job retention/searching, Archery shoots/target practice, and skills training/refreshers. Anything we are capable of facilitating through our current means. We make sure that visitors are connected with the resources they need to promote healing and hope.

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veteransfamiliesFirst Responders
Services / Activities
RecreationalPeer Support
Contact

Jeff LeCount - Executive Director

director@campvictoryinc.org303-945-9996

Cohen Veterans Network

PERSONALIZED CARE We offer brief, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems. Our high-quality care is centered on therapy options that are the current, best practices available based on research. CONFIDENTIAL CARE We will not share your confidential information with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other public, private, or government entities unless required by law. We comply with federal guidelines set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). GENUINE CARE Our skilled clinicians and staff have been trained to work specifically with veterans and their families, and some are veterans themselves. We build the trusting and confidential relationships necessary to provide excellent, personalized care. MORE THAN MENTAL HEALTH CARE We provide support and referrals for related needs including unemployment, housing, finance, and education. Telehealth, and childcare are offered on a clinic-by-clinic basis.

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veteransfamilies
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Mental Health
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Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans

Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the veteran community by providing both camaraderie and job training to those veterans facing homelessness, unemployment, and who struggle with transitioning into civilian life. Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans is an intensive eleven-week culinary arts program that will prepare participants with the necessary skills to enter the restaurant industry and find employment as a line cook or prep cook. As part of the program, participants will also work with Full Battle Rattle Deli (veteran-owned and -operated) as part of their training and gain the knowledge and skills to work in the foodservice industry. Full Battle Rattle Deli and Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans are two separate entities that work together to support veterans with not only theory and instruction, but an opportunity to gain hands-on experience. In addition to Culinary Arts training, participants will attend classes to support them with job readiness skills to successfully enter the work force and maintain employment. Education and job training are just one facet of this program. An obstacle facing a veteran who is homeless is housing, resources needed to complete this program, classroom materials and support to find gainful employment. Taking a holistic approach, Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans has partnered with community organizations to address this and provide everything the veteran will need to successfully complete this program and reintegrate into our community.

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CODenver
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Job Training

Eagle's Nest Ranch

Eagle’s Nest Ranch is a safe haven for people and horses to connect in order to renew hope, build trust and experience growth, so they may soar above the adversities of life in order to fulfill the purpose for which they were created. This is to be achieved through love, acceptance, training, education and recreational activities.

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COAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransFirst Responders
Services / Activities
Equine Therapy
Contact

Suzy MacKenzie - Founder & Executive Director

eaglesnestranch501@gmail.com303-596-2784

Folds of Honor

HONOR THEIR SACRIFICE. EDUCATE THEIR LEGACY. It began with Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt. Colonel Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob. Since that night, Lt Col Rooney has committed his life – through the Folds of Honor – to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Jacob Bucklin became the first Folds of Honor scholarship recipient in 2007.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
Spouses & Children
Services / Activities
Scholarships

Higher Ground

We use recreation, therapy, and continuing support to give people of all abilities a better life. Together we bridge the gap between disability and belonging. Higher Ground will empower all people to achieve their highest quality of life. The veteran program, across all HG chapters, provides week-long and day programs for active-duty and veterans pre- and post- 9/11 with "invisible injuries" including TBI,PTSD,MST and polytrauma. Innovation | Integrity | Passion | Service | Teamwork

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Recreational Therapy
Contact

Alaina Wilson - Director of Veteran Programs

Alaina@highergroundusa.org(208) 726-9298

Home Base Program

Home Base launched a series of educational, mind-body courses called Resilient Warrior that help veterans manage their stress more effectively. Resilient Warrior is a mind-body program developed by Home Base in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI). The fundamental principle of this program is that while people may not be able to control stressful events, they can learn to control their response to stress and, in turn, improve their ability to adapt more effectively to stress (or build resilience). At Home Base, we believe that when one Family member serves, the entire Family serves. Recognizing deployment and reintegration affect Families across three generations, our clinical care is available to spouses and partners, dependent children, parents, siblings, and close friends of those who have served, even when that Veteran or Service Member is not in treatment him or herself. Home Base has launched Resilient Family, a series of free courses designed to reduce the impact of stress on Military Families through a variety of mind-body techniques, as well as skill-building exercises scientifically shown to improve medical symptoms, mood, and well-being. The program was developed by Home Base in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI).

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamilies
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Mental HealthBrain HealthPeer Support
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617-724-5202

Home Base Program: Red Sox Foundation

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service. Home Base offers two-week intensive clinical programs for any Veteran in the United States, with designated sessions for Special Operators. Individual treatments and group therapies are offered, focusing on fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, resiliency, family support, education, social activities, and integrative therapies such as yoga, art, and Tha Chi. Treatment is at no cost to the Veteran. All treatment is evidence-based and provided by clinicians from Mass General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, two of the best hospitals in America. In addition, Home Base has collaborated with both the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, the MGH Sports Medicine team & Red Sox Strength and Conditioning team to develop several Wellness Based Programs to address the less complex issues that affect the mental well-being of our returning Veterans.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesSpecial Operators
Services / Activities
Weekend intensive clinical programsTwo week intensive clinical programs

Houses for Warriors

Welcome Home Warriors! We help, guide, and direct homeless and at-risk military veterans into self-sufficient status while providing a safe, caring and loving environment. We believe that every Warrior deserves a Hand-Up so they are more equipped to handle modern society’s fast-paced lifestyle. Growth is possible at any age, any stage of life, and for any life path. Warriors have spent their whole lives Serving, so now it is time for them to be given a place to transform their lives. We provide: Bed, Bedding, Pillow Food Clothing vouchers Help with benefits applications transportation (when available) Toiletries In-house gym equipment Commercial internet House computer/printer Personal Development Classes Assigned Personal Mentor Financial/budgeting workshops Resume writing/job assistance Volunteer opportunities A Team that loves and appreciates you for your sacrifices for our Country Upon completion of our program, we furnish our Warrior’s new home or apartment with the generous donations we receive

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COAll StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Housing Assistance
Contact

- https://housesforwarriors.org/veterans-affordable-housing-assistance-program-application/

contact@housesforwarriors.org(303) 357-1518

K9s For Warriors

Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Service Dogs

Military Warriors Support Foundation

Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity, founded in 2007 by Lt. General Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret). Our mission is to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s Combat-Wounded Heroes and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing, transportation, outdoor recreation, and leadership development. We have proudly awarded over 900 mortgage-free and gift-tax free homes as well as over 130 payment free vehicles to Wounded Heroes and Gold Star Families, in all 50 States. In addition to the homes or vehicles, the families receive financial literacy training; 3 years for home recipients and 1 year for vehicle recipients.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
Combat WoundedGold Star Families
Services / Activities
Outdoor RecreationLeadership DevelopmentVehiclesHomesFemale Veteran Programs

National Veteran Golden Age Games

Founded in 1985, the National Veterans Golden Age Games serves Veterans ages 55 years and older. Through its “Fitness for Life” motto, the Golden Age Games offers sports competitions and health education sessions to demonstrate the value that sports, wellness, and fitness provide to assist senior Veterans live an active and healthy lifestyle. The National Veterans Golden Age Games is a qualifying event for the National Senior Games.

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All StatesAll Cities
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veterans
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Fitness
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National Whitetail Warrior Project

Whitetail Warrior Project is a non-profit team that supports efforts to get Wounded and Disabled Veterans into the great outdoors to enjoy hunting and connect with community. At Whitetail Warrior Project our mission is to support wounded and disabled Veterans by providing opportunities in the outdoors. We are focused on fellowship and the tradition of deer hunting in order to enrich lives and enable our most deserving citizens.

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ALAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Recreational Therapy
Contact

Shawn Prickett - Board Member

stphuntmore@gmail.comPhone: (334) 390-0390

No Barriers USA

I BREAK BARRIERS, THEY DON’T BREAK ME A framework that teaches you step-by-step how to break through your own challenges and live a driven, purposeful life. Empower people with significant and persistent barriers to believe… What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Backcountry and Basecamp expeditions
Contact

Mike Smith - Warriors Program Manager

warriors@nobarriersusa.org970-241-3633

Operation Equine

We do not fight alone, and we do not heal alone. At Operation Equine, we understand that committing to a life of service often creates complex challenges that can leave Military Service Members, Veterans, and Emergency Responders feeling disconnected from their families and communities. We facilitate unique, therapeutic experiences with horses that lead our participants to a deeper understanding of themselves, empowering them to cultivate healthier relationships and feel better. With licensed mental health professionals and experienced, credentialed coaches, we work with Military, Veteran, Emergency Responders, and Front-Line Health Care workers and their families, caregivers, and supporters: individually, in groups, in family units. Learn more about how our Equine therapies can work for you.

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COAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesFirst RespondersCivilian Healthcare Providers
Services / Activities
Equine Therapy
Contact

Michelle Kaye - Founder/Executive Director

michelle@operationequine.org720-588-3035

Operation Second Chance

AIRFARE AND ESSENTIAL DAILY ASSISTANCE Operation Second Chance offers an unparalleled range of services guided by the founding principle that we treat wounded warriors and their loved ones as if they were our own family. We believe in providing assistance to our troops and their families on the ground where the greatest need exists and where OSC’s support will have the greatest impact. Our ability to quickly assist with these needs is why the staff from our military hospitals reach out to us for help daily. We assist countless families. Our assistance includes everything from airline tickets to daily family support such as a baby stroller or diapers and formula. Whatever the need, we do what we can to help wounded warriors and their families as if they were our own. We may be able to help you and your loved ones obtain air travel to or from military health care facilities. If you do not meet the criteria for eligibility of military travel benefits but have a compelling need to be with your loved one, we may be able to assist. Other situations where we might be able to assist with travel include special circumstances, one-way flights, and urgent or short notice flights. We can also assist with your daily needs while you are at the hospital. If you need something that is unavailable at the hospital or need assistance off base/post, we might be able to help. For any of these special requests please contact us. FINANCIAL AID Did you know that as an E-1 with less than two years of service the base pay is less than $18,000 per year? Even if you are lucky enough to get promoted to E-5 in your first enlistment your base pay is still less than $28,000 per year. We realize that if you have a family you may make slightly more with BAH and dependent pay, but it is not an easy living. In many cases your spouse or significant other must work just to pay the bills and live paycheck to paycheck. Then, what happens when your loved one is injured while serving our country? Do you leave your job and ignore your bills to be with your loved one while they recover, or do you leave your loved one to recover on their own to continue to work to pay the bills? Operation Second Chance helps make that difficult decision a lot easier by covering monthly bills during those critical first months when life is so chaotic. Whether it’s your mortgage, rent, utilities, or childcare, we want to do our part to help. It has been our goal from the very beginning of OSC to assist our warriors throughout the recovery process. However, with the current economy, the number of financial aid requests that we receive is higher than ever. If you are in need of financial assistance and are post 9/11 combat wounded veteran currently receiving care at a military healthcare facility with an expected rating of at least 70%, we may be able to help. Operation Second Chance has set the following requirements for providing assistance: Veteran must have a Military or VA Rating of not less than 70%. Priority will be given to those whose injuries are Combat Related. Must have not less than 6 months of active duty status. Total family income must not exceed $4,000 monthly. (Exceptions will be made for families larger then 6) Must have an honorable discharge listed on DD214. Completed Applications will need to be submitted through a caseworker or VA Representative. Please click the button below to begin the application process.

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All StatesAll Cities
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veteransfamilies
Services / Activities
Rent/Mortgage, Utility Bill, Childcare, Airfare
Contact

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https://operationsecondchance.org/contact/301-972-1080

P.A.W.S Pups Assisting Warriors to Succeed

Veterans who seek to apply for a service dog from ConnorsK9-PAWS must be honorably discharged, they must have a diagnosed disability that the K9 can mitigate, and they have to complete the application packet. Our dogs are provided to us through a variety of avenues including breeder donations & rescue dogs that meet our criteria for acceptance into the PAWS training program. Each K9 that enters the PAWS program has a specific veteran in mind. We pride ourselves in a quality over quantity mindset. These dogs pass medical, temperament, training, and socialization before learning the skills needed for their veteran. The wounds of war are not always visible, and no veteran ever returns home the same as when they left. No amount of training and guidance will reprogram the mind to endure the sights, sounds, and smells of combat situations in war warzones. At PAWS, we've determined through immense experiences that the best way for veterans to work through traumas and transitionary challenges is to relate and remember they're never alone. In order to do that, PAWS has developed a veteran led peer mentorship program for veterans. Our program connects new veterans with veterans who have been a part of our program and allows for veterans to connect, feel welcome, and belong. We host monthly veteran gathering events in a variety of environments where veterans can come and connect with other veterans, relax, and feel that brotherhood/sisterhood connection again.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Service DogsPeer to Peer Support
Contact

Michael Connors - Founder

michael@connorsk9paws.org303-887-9059

PATRIOTlink

PATRIOTlink is a free resource. Always has been and always will be. PATRIOTlink is a resource database filled with thousands of vetted, direct, cost-free resources tailored to the needs of the military and veteran community. The platform is a service of Code of Support Foundation. COSF helps those in need navigate and access critical services by providing one-on-one support. Through our digital PATRIOTlink platform and our direct Case Coordination services, COSF connects veterans and caregivers to the people and resources they need to live full, healthy lives.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
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Resources

Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. PHWFF is unique in that our volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long-term basis. It is much more than a one day fishing trip. For many participants, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings. PHWFF relies on Fly Fishers International, Trout Unlimited, and independent fly fishing clubs to conduct the program at the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. PHWFF volunteers include experienced fly fishers and guides, all of whom donate their time and knowledge to conduct programs at Department of Defense facilities, Warrior Transition Units and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransDisabled Military/Veterans
Services / Activities
Fly FishingActivitiesEducation

Project Sanctuary

Six-day therapeutic retreats held nationwide year round. Resource Summits quarterly bringing together military and veteran couples/singles to work on life-changing lessons and connect with other resource partners that support the needs of this audience.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesmilitary
Services / Activities
therapeutic retreatsresource summits
Contact

Heather Ehle - CEO and Founder

info@projectsanctuary.us

Pups Assisting Warriors to Succeed (P.A.W.S)

After serving in the US Army for over a decade and reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, Michael was medically retired in 2016. As his time in service came to an end, he spent 18 months in the hospital at Walter Reed, recovering from his own wounds of war, where he first hand witnessed the struggles veterans were experiencing. This resulted in his future motivation and ambition to be focused on serving his fellow veterans. Michael’s passion to continue serving flourished and he has been dedicated to supporting veterans through animal assisted service and mental health ever since. Upon his retirement, Michael attended Animal Behavior College while working for two organizations certified by Assistance Dogs International. In 2018, Michael went full time with his canine training business, ConnorsK9, with the goal of providing professional service dogs to veterans in need. Michael helped in establishing another organization for veterans, bringing not only immense knowledge and skill to the training aspect of assistance animals but also the leadership and dedication to serving the veteran community. As a disabled veteran who knows the struggles personally that those transitioning out of the military face, Michael felt the desire to do more in service to his fellow brothers and sisters. In 2022, Michael created a program through Connors K9 Academy to serve veterans through the procurement of professional custom service dogs. That program quickly became the nonprofit organization we are today.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Service DogsVeteran Connections
Contact

Michael Connors - Founder

michael@connorsk9academy.com303-887-9059

Purple Heart Project

Rob Cosman's Purple Heart Project Mission is to introduce physically or mentally combat Wounded Warriors, still suffering from the negative effects of combat, to the peace and joy that can be found through the therapy of traditional hand tool woodworking. We accomplish our Purple Heart Project Mission by annually providing 36 physically or mentally combat Wounded Warriors with an all-expenses paid Purple Heart Project scholarship to attend one of Rob Cosman’s Training the Hand Workshops. Scholarships to Rob Cosman’s Training the Hand Workshop. We hold six “Training the Hand Workshops” a year; one a month from May through October. Each workshop is 6 days long and is held in Grand Bay, New Brunswick, Canada. You can find out more about Rob Cosman's Training the Hand Workshops by navigating to the our Workshops Collection Page. There are 12 student positions available per workshop. Six slots in each workshop are reserved for combat Wounded Warriors selected to receive one of Rob's Purple Heart Project scholarships and six slots are reserved for paying students. Physically or mentally combat Wounded Warriors selected for a PHP scholarship are fully funded for all transportation, lodging, meals, tuition, and receive a premium hand tool starter kit ($2000 value) to take home with them. How to Apply for a Scholarship. Physically or mentally combat Wounded Warriors, still suffering from the negative effects of combat can apply for a Rob Cosman Purple Heart Project Scholarship by filling out an application form located on the PHP section of our website. Please note, YOU DO NOT need to be a recipient of a U.S. Purple Heart Medal, Canadian Sacrifice Medal, or an equivalent award to apply or be accepted for one of our scholarships. Listen to former Scholarship Recipients. To listen to what former Purple Heart Project Scholarship recipients have to say about the program visit our Purple Heart Project Scholarship Recipient's Interview Page. You must apply for a scholarship - https://robcosman.com/pages/php-scholarship-application

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
Purple Heart Recipients
Services / Activities
Wood Working

Road Home Program

Two-week Intensive Outpatient Program for PTSD and depression. The IOP is an innovative, individualized treatment program that condenses six months of therapy into two weeks. During the IOP, we connect veterans and service members to both individual and group therapy and a daily regimen of physical fitness, stress-reduction training, wellness practices, nutritional education and mindfulness meditation. All treatment, travel, meals, and lodging are provided at no out-of-pocket expenses to the veteran or service member and one support person. Also offered is a weekly Outpatient Program that is either in-person or virtually.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesHealthcare Professionals
Services / Activities
PTSDDepression
Contact

Mathius Carter - Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Mathius_L_Carter@rush.edu312-942-8387

Salute Colorado

To support Veterans in their transition from military service through a continuous program of education, mentorship, and community. We empower military leaders to emerge as business and community leaders. Valor Bridge – a 10 weeklong educational program for recently separated military Veterans, facilitated by executive coaches and leadership development professionals who guide participants in adapting skills acquired in the military to civilian job requirements. Valor Journey – a two-year program for Veterans pursuing post service education that provides mentoring, networking and financial support while they transition to civilian careers and communities. Valor Connect – an ongoing program that brings Veterans together with peers, mentors and industry professionals to forge a community of long-term support.

Locations
COFront Range
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
EducationTransition
Contact

Andrea Filz - Executive Director

andrea@salutecolorado.org(720) 437-9583

Semper Fi & America's Fund

Our Service Member and Family Support Program provides direct financial assistance and vital programming for combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured service members and military families during hospitalization and recovery. Our Transition Program helps wounded and critically-ill service members and veterans thrive well beyond injury to recovery. Education support and career assistance provides them the skills to successfully reconnect with their communities and build new, productive lives. Our Integrative Wellness Program applies a holistic approach to long-term health by providing tools to improve body, mind, and spirit. We foster healing through powerful therapies and innovative technologies.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesActive Duty
Services / Activities
WellnessTransitionService Member & Family Support

SHARE Military Initiative

The SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service members who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, 2001, regardless of discharge status. The program helps service members who are experiencing symptoms of or have a diagnosis of: Mild to moderate traumatic brain injury AND one of the following: Military concussions/head trauma Co-occuring psychological or behavioral health concerns, including military post-traumatic stress (PTSD) SHARE Military Initiative provides hope, assistance, support and education to service members and their families during their recovery treatment and beyond.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
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Psychological or behavioral health concernsPost-traumatic Stress

Soldier's Wish

It is the mission of Soldier’s Wish to identify and provide for the needs of veterans and military families, regardless of branch or rank. We provide direct resources that honor, support, and leave a sustainable impact on their lives. Additionally, Soldier's Wish educates the public about the needs of the military community and strives to close the military-civilian divide.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamilies
Services / Activities
Variety of Resources
Contact

Allie Jones - Executive Director

info@soldierswish.org303-915-7737

Southern Heritage Air Foundation

Our WWII & Aviation Museum focuses on making the maximum positive effort to better our community, by providing "Living History" through our WWII & Vintage aircraft and our museum full of memorabilia and history of local and regional WWII Veterans! Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us preserve this history for all ages. Through our love of veterans and community, we strive to teach all who walk through our doors a love of their country, a love of those who fought for their freedoms, a love of aviation and stories that will live with them forever. 179 VTR Airport Road, Tallulah, Louisiana 71282

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All StatesLAMSAll CitiesMoundVicksburg
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesAll
Services / Activities
Military Museum

Stop Soldier Suicide

We’re leading the fight against veteran suicide – because this is personal. We have lost too many of our brothers and sisters in arms — people we lived and served alongside and counted as family. Our promise is this: we will not stand by while our friends are in crisis. We will rally together as allies, as family, as a community to do everything in our power to change the data on veteran suicide. We have a proactive and disruptive approach, focused on meeting at-risk individuals where they are. Our team provides personalized care and continued case management to help identify each individual’s specific needs. Whether it’s mental health support, housing assistance, or any other service, we work tirelessly to find the right and most effective tools.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
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Suicide Prevention

TAPS

The mission of TAPS is to offer comfort and support for surviving families of military loss regardless of the location or manner of their death. Part of that commitment includes advocating for improvements in programs and services provided by the Federal government through the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Education (DoED), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as State and local governments. TAPS also works to advance policy and legislation to strengthen the families of America’s fallen military heroes.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamilies
Services / Activities
Survivor Advocacy

The Honor Bell Foundation

Funeral Honors for veterans, public ceremonies and public outreach. The Honor Bell Foundation has numerous opportunities for Bell Guard Volunteers: On an average month the honor bell tolls at 100 veteran funerals at the Ft Logan National Cemetery. The only requirement to serve on the Bell Guard is that you are a veteran. There are no requirements for the number of days that you choose to serve, some of our volunteers are these a few days a month and some a few days a week, you choose your own schedule.

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CODenverColorado Springs
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesOpportunities to Serve
Services / Activities
funeralspublic ceremoniespublic outreach
Contact

Chris Boyer - Executive Director

chris.boyer@honorbell.org(303)241-9980

US Vet Connect

At the National Veterans Outdoors Resource HUB, we are putting an end veterans’ suicide by offering up outdoor adventures and service dog providers all in one place that are all over the United States. We are providing a place online to come together to find that military comradery in outdoor experiences. The mission of USVetConnect.com is simple: it is to raise awareness for organizations that have a direct impact on veterans’ lives and to make it as user friendly as possible for the veteran to find their next adventure.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Recreational Therapy
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https://www.usvetconnect.com/ -

Vail Veterans Program

Vail Veterans Program participants include United States military personnel who have been severely injured while serving our country. Most veterans who participate in our programs come directly from: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD; Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Vail Veterans Program events are provided to military injured and their families entirely free of charge. Since 2004, Vail Veterans Program has transformed the lives of military injured and their families through innovative programs that build confidence and life-long relationships. Programs range from the adventurous to the connective, including summer and winter therapeutic recreational programming, caregiver-specific wellness events, and empowerment training.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
familiesCombat Wounded
Services / Activities
AdventuresCare Giver WellnessConnectivity

Vets4Warriors

We provide immediate, free, and long-term peer support through confidential phone, chat, text, and email conversations to help those we serve live better lives. We are a collaborative community and we need your help Make a difference in your own community Build relationships that will help to rebuild lives Join a network of your peers working to strengthen a nation Vets4Warriors Ambassadors are volunteers who help us reach out across the country and directly connect those who are in need with those who are in a position to help.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransfamiliesAll Military
Services / Activities
Peer to Peer SupportPurposeful Volunteer
Contact

- https://www.vets4warriors.com/contact/

vets4warriors@ubhc.rutgers.edu 1-855-838-8255

Victory Service Dogs

HOW IT ALL STARTED In 2015, Army veteran Steve Corey was moved to action in response to the tragically high suicide rates in the veteran community. He knew the difference a service dog could make in the life of an individual and had seen them recommended to those who were re-entering civilian life following their service. The problem was, most service dog organizations had years-long wait lists, extensive requirements and unaffordable plans for someone on a fixed income. In an effort to combat these issues, Victory Service Dogs was born. Steve knew it had to be affordable, which is why the training we offer to our qualified clients is completely free. He also wanted to create a hands-on program that would include our clients in the training process. Through weekly classes with a professional dog trainer, clients and their service dog candidate learn basic and advanced obedience to prepare the dogs for service work specific to their handler’s needs. These veteran-dog teams go through certified training together, increasing their bond while offering access to a safe and encouraging community that fosters camaraderie and friendship. WHERE WE ARE NOW Through the generosity of our sponsors and donations, we have been able to help over 100 individuals and graduate more than 50 veteran-service dog teams from our training program to date. Our clients are thriving; returning to school, finding and keeping jobs, experiencing healthy engagement with family and increased independence in their personal lives. This is why we exist! The need in our community is far from being fully met, but we have no plans to stop now! Our hope is to start up our very own children’s program, Victory Kids, in order to provide service dog training for children with special needs. We are excited about our future and will continue to work hard to support our community!

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransFirst RespondersKids
Services / Activities
Service Dogs
Contact

Lan Preza - Administrative Assistant

l.preza@victorysd.org719-394-4046

Warfighter Scuba

COPING WITH PTSD OR A TRAUMATIC COMBAT INJURY IS NO EASY FEAT In the United States 22 Veterans commit suicide every day. That is a horrible number, considering more Veterans have committed suicide than have been Killed in Action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We are here to try and put not only a change to that number, but to stop it all together. Veterans can find an amazing amount of therapy just by venturing underwater. Those seeking adrenaline can also get their fill underwater. Scuba diving is a very incredible sport that can be done worldwide, by anyone, with any “limitations” they may feel they have. We offer an entire program, in the Caribbean, in some of the most sought-after dive conditions on the planet, to not only take Purple Heart recipients with PTSD or physical wounds scuba diving, but certify them so they can go Scuba all over the world! Obviously there is a cost to this and to provide this amazing experience to as many Veterans as we can, we need your help! We are a 501(c)(3) organization that runs off of your donations. If you feel kind enough to share your love of Scuba diving with a wounded Veteran, please help us by donating. VETERANS FROM ALL NATO COUNTRIES We don’t just offer this service to US Veterans. After all there were other countries providing troops for the fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. We offer this therapeutic experience to all wounded Veterans of NATO countries that have received the equivalent of a Purple Heart.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
Purple Heart Recipients
Services / Activities
Recreational Therapy (Scuba)
Contact

Adam Gordon - Dive Master

adam@warfighterscuba.org740-364-8113

Warrior Pathh

Stress leaves a mark on people that others don’t always see. At Boulder Crest, we see it, understand it, and know how to transform those struggles to strength. Boulder Crest created Warrior PATHH for the hundreds of thousands of warriors who are fighting the battle on the home front: the fight to find a life worth living. The effects of traumatic stress on combat veterans and first responders are the catalyst for Warrior PATHH. Who is eligible for Warrior PATHH: Warrior PATHH is available to men and women combat veterans and first responders. Participants MUST be active, retired, or separated from service. We support all military, first responder, reservists and National Guard members. We define a “combat veteran” as anyone who has deployed, or supported a combat zone. We define a “first responder” as anyone who serves their community as a Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Fire Fighter, EMS, Health Care Worker, or any Federal Law Enforcement or Intelligence Agency personnel.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransFirst Responders
Services / Activities
Post-traumatic Growth 7 Healing

Warrior Saber

Warrior Saber serves our Nations Citizens, Civilian Veterans and Children by bringing attention to those Veterans whom are continuing to "serve" and portray excellence after active duty. In a time where our Nation, our Veterans and our children need good examples to model after, Warrior Saber is shifts our focus to the positive actions of our nations Veterans. Warrior Saber provides an all-inclusive military style award ceremony honoring deserving Veterans. This service allows organizations and or family units to share in the military culture of excellence, thus spurring humans on to pursue excellence themselves. Warrior Saber has a strong belief that this service also helps us all in preventing Veteran suicide by shifting our attention to the positive actions of Veterans.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Honoring Veterans
Contact

Shawn M Wentz - Director

warriorsabercommand@gmail.com970-901-1821

WARRIORS2US

Warriors2US provides a recreational working camp for those who need occasional camaraderie, which helps to minimize stress and environmental conflict issues. • Retreat/recreation lodging for up to a week for free • Firearms training (defensive fighting pistol/rifle) • Primitive survival training courses • Woodworking in the workshop • Bonfires and camaraderie • Hiking trails • Hunting on 195 acres of woods (deer & turkey) • Nearby hunting/hiking at Caney Mountain (10 minutes away) • Nearby lakes, rivers, and streams for boating, floating, fishing (20-25 minutes away) Our facility provides a recreational working camp for those who need occasional camaraderie which helps to minimize stress and environmental conflict issues. Warriors2US is a place to find either an adrenaline rush and/or a place of peace in a non-clinical therapeutic environment at no initial cost to American Warrior guests such as: Active-duty service members Honorable/Medically discharged veterans Law enforcement officers (LEOs) Firefighters Emergency medical services/Emergency medical personnel (EMS/EMP) Emergency room (ER) staff Select & Schedule family & friend events

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veteransActive DutyFirst Responders
Services / Activities
Recreational

Work Vessels for Veterans

Work Vessels for Veterans is a national 501-(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization with the mission to award equipment to America’s injured veterans so they may start a business or pursue career education. Work Vessels for Vets provides critical equipment and direct services to injured veterans who see self-employment as a way forward to accommodate frequent medical appointments and “bad days.”* Our commitment is recognized with the highest national ratings including GUIDE STAR’s highest recognition - PLATINUM STATUS for Efficiency & Transparency, TOP RATED NONPROFIT by GreatNonProfits rating agency, and Accredited Charity by Better Business Bureau.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Start a BusinessCareer Education
Contact

Cathy Cook - Executive Director

Info@WVFV.org8605364418

Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp

Offering our wounded veterans, the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy a hunting or fishing trip with all expenses paid, our group focuses on uniting fellow Wounded Heroes on our outdoor adventures. On our trips, our Heroes create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp is here for our Heroes, and we hope that you will share in our passion and commitment to do what we can for the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. We believe that healing begins on the hunt!

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
Combat Wounded Veterans
Services / Activities
Hunting

Wounded War Hereoes

Putting Heroes Back in the Outdoors. Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded or injured as a result of serving our country, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country. Our sole purpose is to show these veterans they are not forgotten for their courageous service to our nation. Working together we can help our veterans enjoy the great outdoors.

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LAAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Outdoor Recreations

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA)

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is a national 501(c)(3) public charity that devotes all its energy and resources to supporting the men and women wounded in combat who were awarded the Purple Heart medal. WWIA supports these phenomenal Heroes by providing them with the opportunity to participate in world-class outdoor sporting activities at no cost to them. We do this to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.

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All StatesAll Cities
Who They Serve
veterans
Services / Activities
Outdoor Sporting Activities

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