Veteran Equine Therapy Stables

Veteran Equine Therapy Stables

What makes Veteran Equine Therapy Stables unique?
Their mission is to provide an Equine Therapy Facility to active service members, Veterans and their families to help manage PTSD and to minimize the suicide rate among our military families.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Active service members and veterans

How much does it cost to participate:
Free for all military members and veterans

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Bonding with the horses, therapeutic grooming, Non riding facility

How long do the activities last?:
Each session is an hour.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
veteranequinetherapystables@gmail.com

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$FREE

Outdoors For Our Heroes

Outdoors For Our Heroes

What makes Outdoors For Our Heroes unique?
Outdoors For Our Heroes mission is to help service disabled vets build hope, confidence and family strength through quality outdoor adventures.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
veterans and first responders

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

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Outdoor hunting adventures

How long do the activities last?:
Anywhere from a couple hours to a couple days

From:

$FREE

Sportable

Sportable

What makes Sportable unique?
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005.

The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sport clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes each year by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs.

Our athletes are all ages, come from different backgrounds, and have varying abilities.

By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, we transform the lives of our athletes and free them to see beyond their disability, enhance their peer relationships and help them to reach their personal finish line.

Our Brand Pillars
Freeing our athletes to see beyond their disabilities.
Building peer relationships & reducing social isolation.
Facilitating physical & attitudinal change in our community.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Youth and adults with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments interested in health and wellness, fitness and sports.

How much does it cost to participate:
Membership is $180 per year, but they have scholarships available.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Adaptive sports including:
Archery
Wheelchair Basketball
Boccia
Cycling
Goalball
Kayaking
Wheelchair Lacrosse
Power Soccer
Road Racing/Runnning
Rock Climbing
Rowing
Wheelchair Rugby
Swimming
Wheelchair and Standing Tennis
Walking Club

How long do the activities last?:
Most of our sports programs run from 4 to 8 weeks.

From:

$FREE

Got Your 6 Fishing

Got Your 6 Fishing

What makes Got Your 6 Fishing unique?
Got Your 6 Fishing provides opportunities for active duty military and veterans to enjoy beautiful Washington State and our unique waterways. Through the recreation of fishing, warriors will learn coping skills, build relationships, find physical and emotional healing, and gain the knowledge needed to maintain this hobby for life.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
veterans and first responders

How much does it cost to participate:
FREE

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Rod building classes & Fishing Adventures

How long do the activities last?:
a few hours to a couple of days

From:

$FREE

Jonah's Dive Company

Jonah's Dive Company

To reach individuals with Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health disorders with Dive Experiences while sharing the Gospel

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans, Individual with Clinically diagnosed Anxiety, Depression, and/or Mental Health Disorders

How much does it cost to participate:
Free/No Cost

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Discover Scuba Dives, Virtual Reality SCUBA dives

How long do the activities last? :
1-6 hours

From:

$FREE

Vermont Paws and Boots

Vermont Paws and Boots

What makes Vermont Paws & Boots Unique?
Vermont Paws & Boots assists disabled Veterans and First Responders by teaming them with rescue dogs and creating a bond allowing each to thrive again.

Vermont Paws & Boots was established to assist our Military Veterans & First Responders who have sustained various disabilities through their service to our country and communities. Vermont Paws & Boots partners rescue dogs with individuals in need and trains them to work as a team. Creating a bond between these two allows for both to once again thrive.

How much does it cost to participate?
Veterans, First responders, and canines.

How long does it take to acquire the dog after signing up?
It all starts with the work of building the bond between the handler and the dog. This is an important step because a strong bond is needed so each member of the team learn to trust each other. Once this is done, the training can start in earnest.

Where does the organization get the puppies that you train?
rescue dogs

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?
Michelle LeBlanc, Executive Director, K9 Trainer
Vermontpaws257@gmail.com

From:

$FREE

Deep Sea Valkyries

Deep Sea Valkyries

What Makes Deep Sea Valkyries unique?
THEIR MISSION IS SIMPLE - WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE MISSION OF PREVENTING VETERAN SUICIDE AND ENHANCING VETERAN LIVES BY REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND THE TREATMENT OF OTHER COMBAT-RELATED INJURIES, WHILE ASSISTING EACH VETERAN IN THEIR TRANSITION FROM SERVICE MEMBER TO CIVILIAN AND INTRODUCING THEM TO HEALTHY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. EACH OF OUR VOYAGES OFFER HEALING OF THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans of all eras of service but must provide DD-214 showing combat deployments.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Deep Sea Valkyries is a combat trauma counseling program that utilizes scuba as an alternative form of therapy. Our primary programs are week long intensive retreats in which our Veterans are "at sea" the entire time. During their week with us, they receive more than 30 hours of group and individual counseling with licensed clinicians that are also combat Veterans. They also dive 3-4 times a day as regardless of physical disability or injury, they can participate in the activity. Veterans do not have to be dive certified to apply, they work with local shops to conduct their training prior to the retreat.

We also offer a spring reunion retreat each year in which our Veterans have the opportunity to return with a friend or family member and pay it forward to another group of Veterans.

As funding is available we conduct conservation dive trips in which our past participants can join us in various locations to assist in the project.

Locally in Arizona, they hope to return to offering our monthly Discover Scuba classes that are free for any Veteran and a guest to attend.

How long do the activities last?:
Both the primary and the reunion retreats are one week long.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
Applications for the primary retreat are open 1DEC-31DEC and can be accessed on our website at www.deepseavalkyries.com

From:

$FREE

Veteran Service Dogs Organization

Veteran Service Dogs Organization

What makes Veteran Service Dogs Organization unique?
Our mission is to provide Service Animals to US Military Veterans. Through the hard work, dedication, and passionate care of our trainers and providers, we train both the service animal and the Veteran.

The training of each dog is tailored to the Veteran in need. They train the dogs to assist with disabilities such as: PTSD, TBI, Panic Disorders, Physical Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures, Diabetes, and many more.

Who Can Sign Up for a service dog?:
Any honorably discharged Veteran with 1 year of service or more that suffers from a disability that impacts their daily functioning.

How much does it cost to participate:
Free

What kind of Service dogs are offered by the organization?:
Breeds vary based upon the individual needs of the Veteran. Tasks trained also vary based upon the individual needs of the Veteran. The most common tasks are related to PTSD, TBI, Panic Disorders, Physical Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures, and Diabetes.

How long does it take to acquire the service dog after signing up?:
Depending upon the individual needs of the Veteran, training typically takes from 6 months to 1 year.

Where does the organization get their puppies to train?:
They receive out dogs from a combination of sources. They receive dogs from shelters, breeders, and surrenders.

From:

$FREE

Wounded Waters Inc

Wounded Waters Inc

What makes Wounded Waters unique?
Wounded Waters’ mission is to enhance the lives of our county’s heroes through fishing trips and saltwater adventures for Veterans, Active Duty Military and First Responders.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans and First Responders

How much does it cost to participate:
Free

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Fishing, Boat Cruises, Snorkeling and Diving

How long do the activities last?:
Typically Full Day

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
Veterans can sign up on our website at www.woundedwaters.org or by email or phone

From:

$FREE

Eagle Rock Camp

Eagle Rock Camp

What makes Eagle Rock Camp unique?
Using faith in action, we bring military families together to heal, reconnect in their communities, restore their hope and emerge as an empowered, purpose driven unit. They save families. They save lives.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veteran and military families. Our curriculum teaches Marriage and Family for a traditional family unit.

How much does it cost to participate:
Due to generous donors, our retreats are at no charge to the military family.
The veterans are responsible for their own transportation.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Interactive workshops for both adults and children.
Therapeutic, outdoor recreation for the entire family.
Alternative therapies: art, writing, journaling, movement / yoga and intentional living
Campfires and s'mores, of course!

How long do the activities last?:
6 days, 5 nights.

From:

$FREE

NEADS World Class Service Dogs

NEADS World Class Service Dogs

What makes the organization unique?:
NEADS World Class Service Dogs change lives.
NEADS offers fully-trained Service Dogs for United States veterans who have a permanent physical disability or hearing loss, or have MS or other progressive conditions. These disabilities do not need to be service related. The Trauma Assistance Dog program (TAD) is designed for veterans with diagnosed service-related post-traumatic stress who live within a 3-hour drive of the NEADS campus in Princeton, MA.

Who Can Sign Up for a service dog?:
NEADS offers Service Dogs for veterans with physical disabilities and hearing loss as well as a small program for veterans with PTSD.

How much does it cost to participate:
Service Dogs are provided at no charge for veterans who are eligible for our program.

What kind of Service dogs are offered by the organization?:
NEADS offers Service Dogs for veterans with physical disabilities and hearing loss as well as a small program for veterans with PTSD.

How long does it take to acquire the service dog after signing up?:
Due to the highly personalized matching process, wait time to receive a dog after being accepted into the program varies.

Where does the organization get their puppies to train?:
We have our own breeding program and also receive puppies from Guiding Eyes for the Blind and other respected Service Dog organizations.

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$FREE

Operation Equine

Operation Equine

At Operation Equine, they 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. They facilitate unique, therapeutic experiences with horses that lead their participants to a deeper understanding of themselves, empowering them to cultivate healthier relationships and feel better.

And any of our therapeutic programs, including The Equine Experiential Military Cultural Competency Training, can travel to any other barn location upon request

What makes Operation Equine Unique?:
Proudly empowering Military, Veteran, and Emergency Responder families to reconnect and heal through the power of Equine Therapies.

Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
All Active Military Service Members, Veterans, Emergency Responders, and their children, spouses, caregivers, and supporters. All branches, all generations, all status of DD214 discharge.

For the Equine Experiential Military Cultural Competency Training, any mental health or physical health care provider, educator, employer, volunteer, leadership team, family member, etc., who desires to have a better and deeper understanding of the Warrior culture.

How much does it cost to participate:
All individual and family sessions are at a "pay what you can" of a $25 suggested donation (which can also include a "pay it forward" for those who are able). We are proud that our Sponsorship Fund makes this possible.

Trainings and groups are also offered at a low cost, dependent on the specifics of that particular group.

What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAP)
Equine Guided Education (EGE)
Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning (EFMHL)
Equine Gestalt Coaching (EGC)

How long do the activities last? :
Individual, couple, and family EAP/L, EGE, EFMHL, and EGC therapeutic sessions are generally 60-90 minutes.

Groups and trainings can range from a one-day or multiple-day intensive, 2 - 6 hours (depending on the group or training).

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
Please contact Michelle Kaye, Executive Director and Lead Therapist:
(720) 588.3035
Michelle@OperationEquine.org

From:

$FREE