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Servicing Minnesota & Pennsylvania

23rd Veteran

What makes 23d Veteran Unique?
Their mission statement to Provide happier, healthier lives for veterans living with trauma.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
23V Recon is open to veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and active duty members of the military that have experienced trauma related to their service.

How much does it cost to participate:
23V Recon is provided free of charge.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
*6-8-Day Outdoor Wellness Adventure with Outward Bound or another top experiential education organization.

*3x per week functional fitness workouts and positive psychology sessions.

*6 bi-weekly community and family events.

How long do the activities last?:
6-8-Day Outdoor Wellness Adventure followed by 13 weeks of function fitness and positive psychology sessions with bi-weekly community events for participants and families.

Servicing California

A Combat Veteran's Hope

What makes A Combat Veteran's Hope unique?
Their mission is to ensure every generation of Combat Veterans successfully integrates back into their local community as we strive to empower Combat Veterans through engagement with each other and their local community.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
They aim to provide assistance to all Veterans in any way we can, however the bulk of the programs are designated to help Veterans who have been deployed into forward Combat Zones.

How much does it cost to participate:
A Combat Veteran's Hope doesn't charge our Veterans fees, or membership dues, to participate in any of our programs, however they may have to pay out of pocket for personal equipment needed to participate if they can't get it donated.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
A Combat Veteran's Hope has access to a variety of activities as diverse as those they serve. They provide access to various engagement opportunities such as softball, volleyball, camping, paintball, hiking, golfing, as well as family orientated events like picnics, couples relationship building, and amusement park trips, plus much more!

How long do the activities last?:
Depends on the events and activities. Camping is usually over the weekend whereas softball and volleyball are usually for a season of 10 weeks.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
www.acombatveteranshope.org/

Serving Oklahoma

Eagle OPS

What makes Eagle OPS unique?
Connecting Relationships & Resources To Bring Our Heroes Home, One Operation At A Time.
Rally Points: Operation Reach One More organized and hosted over 70 rally points throughout the year, serving as gathering points for service members, veterans, and their families. These rally points provided a platform for fostering connections, building friendships, and combating social isolation.
Serving the Military Community: The program successfully reached out to and served 1,637 service members, veterans, and their families through the rally points. By providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, Operation Reach One More aimed to create a supportive network and address the specific needs of the military community.

Combating Isolation and Loneliness: Recognizing the detrimental impact of isolation and loneliness on mental health, the program focused on organizing social opportunities at the rally points. These activities, such as group discussions, recreational events, and shared experiences, aimed to combat feelings of isolation and promote a sense of belonging within the military community.
Connecting to Community Resources: Operation Reach One More facilitated connections to various resources within the community. Participants were able to access resources such as housing assistance, job placement services, resume writing support, VA claims and benefits guidance, mental health services, and other vital community services. The program worked collaboratively with local organizations and volunteers to ensure participants received comprehensive support.

Comprehensive Support: Operation Reach One More aimed to address the holistic needs of service members, veterans, and their families. Beyond social opportunities, the program provided access to a wide range of resources, fostering personal and professional growth, improving overall well-being, and promoting successful post-service lives.

Suicide Prevention: By combatting isolation and providing social opportunities, Operation Reach One More contributed to suicide prevention efforts. The program recognized the importance of a supportive community and connectedness in reducing suicide rates among veterans, aiming to create an environment where individuals feel valued, supported, and connected.

Operation Reach One More, through its rally points and community connections, successfully served and connected with a significant number of service members, veterans, and their families. By addressing the social needs, connecting to community resources, and combatting isolation and loneliness, the program aimed to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for participants. Through its comprehensive approach, Operation Reach One More played a vital role in supporting the military community and promoting a sense of belonging and purpose, while addressing the pressing issue of veteran suicide.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Any service members, veterans, and/or their family members

How much does it cost to participate:
All Rally Point Activities are free to veterans.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?
Our Weekly Social activities vary depending on the time of year however we have regular Rally Point Activities ranging from Shooting , hunting, fishing, fire-pit nights, Golfing, bowling, softball, cornhole, running, hiking, etc etc.

How long do the activities last?:
Varies with the Rally point from a few hours to overnighters.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
www.eagleops.org or www.facebook.com/Eagleops1

Does Eagle OPS have a calendar of events?:
All of their Rally Points are listed in chronological order via the "Events" tab on their Facebook page.

Servicing All States, Woman Veterans

Enlightened Veterans

What makes Enlightened Veterans unique?
Their mission statement: To elevate consciousness within the Veteran community while providing resources for permanent resolution.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Women Veterans

How much does it cost to participate:
$0, FREE

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Retreat, Meditation, Soft Skills

How long do the activities last?:
4 days

Where do veterans sign up to participate?:
Email Debra Johnson at debra@enlightenedveterans.org for the sign up sheet

Servicing ALL States

Homeward For Heroes

What makes Homeward For Heroes unique?
Coming home can be a difficult readjustment period for many people, including families of a "hero". Homeward For Heroes organization strives to build on the readjustment period it takes to integrate back into society on a civilian level. They also focus on PTSD for those that have been through crisis they feel they can't deal with alone. Connecting them with others that have been through similar situations allows an avenue to talk, share, and know that they are not alone in their struggle.

My wife and I started "Homeward for Heroes" a non-profit organization for veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders and their spouses. We take them on treks 3-10 days long where they can connect with each other, build new relationships, and reconnect with their spouses, especially after long periods away like deployments, training periods, fighting fires, long shifts, etc... Our "treks" are over landing, mainly in the Pacific Northwest at first but will be expanding as the demand grows, taking them to scenic off-road destinations that include undeveloped hot springs, romantic destinations, wine tours, ghost towns, old mines, wilderness, and just a genuine old fashioned good time. Our team plans these treks out in advance to cater to the needs of the group and to make the time out on the road efficient and enjoyable.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans and family members
First Responders and Family members
Battle Buddies

How much does it cost to participate?:
Costs are covered from the meet up point through the trek

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
3 - 5 days

How long do the activities last?:
All day

Does Homeward For Heroes have a calendar of events?:
2022 Events:
Jan 29 - Feb 5 - Oasis in the Desert - Johnson Valley California
Monthy Meet ups - Kalispell, MT
January 22 - Snow Bash - Kalispell, MT
February (Late) - Sun & Sand - South Padre Island, Tx
March - The Everglades - TBA Florida
July (Late) - Old West Trek - TBA Montana
August - Gold Miner's Dream - Ouray, Colorado
Sept - WAAM - Hood River Oregon

Dates and details of 2022 over landing treks and events are not finalized.

Maryland- with locations in DC, MD, VA

Lucky and Blessed Fishing

What makes Lucky and Blessed Fishing Unique?:
Their mission is to connect life challenged individuals with a Fishing Adventure Buddy or Mentor that will build relationships through local fishing excursions with a goal of sharing life changing and healing experiences.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
All military & veterans as well as those with life, intellectual, physical & financial challenges.

How much does it cost to participate:
No Cost

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Fishing Charters, Fishing Guides, Fishing Instruction, Fishing Outings, Fishing Camps

How long do the activities last?:
Varies based on participants but a basic trip could be as little as 1-2 hours and other trips could be half or even full day.

Hawaii: Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Pahoa, Waimea, Kau, Honolulu, Oahu, Maui, Kauai

Mental Restorations Foundation

What makes Mental Restorations Foundation unique?:
In helping others, we help ourselves.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Active Duty Military, Veterans, "Family of Fallen", First Responders & at Risk Youth

How much does it cost to participate:
Free

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
They provide a variety of outdoor activities & services to better our community such as:
Boat Fishing, Shoreline Fishing, Canoeing, Sailing, Hiking, Farming, Classic Car Clubs/Shows
& other related activities.

They also have farm days & raised bed gardens that help their members and community with food security & sustainability. They also do beach clean-ups & assist in different community cleanup events.

How long do the activities last? :
Anywhere from 2 to 6 hours,
Depending on the type of activity or event.

Servicing Florida

On The Water With Veterans

What makes On The Water With Veterans unique?
Their primary goal is helping veterans connect with others alike, on the water, for therapeutic fishing and social relations. Each year, They hold an annual (and hope for semi-annual) events to take veterans on an inshore fishing trip. They believe that veterans have sacrificed so much serving our country, preserving our freedom, and keeping us safe, that they deserve to experience serene moments and tranquility. They hope to provide relaxation and alleviate the stresses accrued from the conflict of war.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
All military veterans

How much does it cost to participate: FREE

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Inshore/Offshore saltwater fishing as well as freshwater and bow-fishing

How long do the activities last?:
Anywhere from 4 to 12 hours

Servicing Missouri

The Healing Box Project

What makes The Healing Box Project unique?:
The mission is to bring veterans together to feel the healing power of music through guitar performance.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Any military veteran may join us. Those with 100% disability status qualify for a gifted guitar. Lessons are provided at no cost.

How much does it cost to participate:
It costs nothing to join The Healing Box Project.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Activities include weekly meetings for lessons and guitar playing, and sometimes members get together casually to perform in public. Many members get together on their own to make music together.

How long do the activities last?:
Lessons are an hour, weekly.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
Sign up by contacting The Healing Box Project at 573-372-1234
or email dave.dunklee@gmail.com

Servicing & Connecting Veterans who want to join together to share resources, rebuild camaraderie with one another, and provide cost free Equine therapy amongst many other programs. Event Locations in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Veteran's Club

What Makes Veteran's Club Unique?:
To Provide Connection, Healing, Recovery, Housing Assistance, and Vocational Training to the Veteran and First Responder Community.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans, Service Members, First Responders and their family members!

How much does it cost to participate?:
FREE, zero dollars

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Equine Facilitated Mentoring, many other events that facilitate Veterans connecting such as:
Operation Jeep Build
Women Warriors
Veteran's Club Assistance Program

How long do the activities last?:
2 - 5 hours

Servicing CT, RI, MA.

Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services

What makes Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services, Inc. unique?
Their mission to provide healing therapeutic services to the broad veteran community through equine, agricultural and educational engagement.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans, Active Duty Members, Reservists, and Family Members.

How much does it cost to participate:
Always free

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Currently offering mounted and unmounted activities.
They will be offering archery classes in the spring of 2022.

How long do the activities last?:
Saturday mornings for 90 minutes for the unmounted activities and 60 minutes for the mounted activities. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the week to put your skills to use assisting others.

Servicing California

Warfighter Made

What makes Warfighter Made unique?
Warfighter Made provides recreational therapy to ill, injured, and combat wounded service members and veterans.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
All programs and events provided by Warfighter Made are available to all service members and veterans, from all branches and all eras of service. All events are free of charge.

How much does it cost to participate:
Warfighter Made does not charge any fee to participate in recreational therapy events.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Warfighter Made provides offroad recreation in a fleet of Polaris RZR's, on a private track in Anza, CA. We provide 6 events per year.

How long do the activities last?:
Our recreational events are called Adrenaline Therapy Saturday. They provide 6 dates per year, which run from 8:30am-3:30pm.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
To attend an ATS(Adrenaline Therapy Saturday)event, you will need to register at www.warfightermade.org/events

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