September is Suicide Prevention Month – Spread the Word!

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September is Suicide Prevention Month. Data has revealed that on average, approximately 22 veterans a day commit suicide. It’s a national crisis, and one that we need to do more to fight.

Some research has shown that the military and veteran suicide rate is 50 percent higher than that of civilians, which is as sad as it is alarming. Read more >>

It’s Not Just About the Fishing

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Photo: Ed Kashi

Plans do not always work out. For some Veterans this deviation from the plan is often the result of an unforecasted, traumatic event that leaves many wondering, “What am I going to do now?” The Veterans that make their way to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs find that the multifaceted nature of fly fishing helps in answering that question. Read more >>

Ani Art Academies Offering Free Courses for Veterans

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Ani America Studio

We are actively recruiting apprentices for Ani Art Academy America, a school dedicated to teaching realistic drawing and oil painting techniques to veterans with physical and mental disabilities. Classes are beginning now and we will continue admitting apprentices monthly until we fill our 21 easels. Read more >>

New electric lift helps Hearts and Hooves

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The new electric lift helps safely transport the clients of Hearts and Hooves from chair to horse

Craig O’Neill , KTHV

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) — UntilH&H_image July 12, if a wheelchair-bound child or adult with a disability hoped to get on a horse, it took three to four volunteers at Hearts and Hooves. Read more >>

Guest Blog: Healing Through Horses

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What I’ve Learned from My Horses about Supporting Vets with PTSD

By: Shannon Knapp, Executive Director of Heart of Horse Sense
Equine Therapy and Services for Veterans, Their Families, and Caregivers

What do you mean, horses? What do horses have to do with PTSD? Read more >>

#ThankVets This Memorial Day

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Throughout the month of May, help us recognize a veteran who is important to you! DVNF is calling on you to submit a photo of a veteran who means a lot to you, and help us recognize and thank them for their service. Read more >>

A Long Road Back to Normal

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The following is a conversation that took place with a homeless veteran we met at a stand down event last year. His true account goes to show just how long the road back to normal can be for too many veterans. Read more >>

Winter hitting in full force

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Dear Friends,

Winter got off to a slow start, but is about to hit in full force. And that is worrisome because there are approximately 50,000 veterans on any given night who will find themselves homeless.Jan20emailgraphic

Fortunately, one of Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Health & Comfort shipments has arrived just in time for the Washington, DC stand down. Read more >>

DVNF Special Initiatives Increase Needed Support

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In 2014, a colleague of mine reached out to me. Dr. Rory Cooper, the director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), is someone I have worked with over the years, beginning with my time as the Wounded Warrior Regiment Sergeant Major. Read more >>

Grantee Profile: USA Cares

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In October 2003, USA Cares was launched through a grassroots partnership between the management of WAVE-3 TV (NBC) in Louisville, Kentucky; Kroger Food Stores – Mid-South Division; and the Fort Knox Chapter of the Association of the United States Army.

USA Cares is an organization that provides financial services to veterans as they transition back into civilian life, search for employment, and/or receive needed treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Military Sexual Trauma (MST)” said Darla Brown, Grant Writer for USA Cares. Read more >>

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