Guest Blog: Finding Restoration and Hope

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The Healing Warriors Program team understands that managing pain, and the anxiety of Post Traumatic Stress, is critical for restoration of quality of life. For this reason, we work in partnership with the veteran’s medical team to provide an integrative approach to healing, one that includes restoration, wellness and hope. Read more >>

Guest Blog: 3 Beneficial Activities for PTSD

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Image via Pixabay by jarmoluk

Life with PTSD can be tricky. You have to learn to cope with the symptoms and learn new tactics for feeling better. While treatment is a very important part of living with PTSD, there are a few things you can do to improve your quality of life at home such as form a routine. Read more >>

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 >>

DVNF’s Impact in 2015

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In 2015, DVNF was able to positively affect thousands of veterans through our programs. How much of an impact? Take a look…



Throughout the country, lives were touched, lives were changed, and a difference was made.


Of course, we couldn’t have done this without our tremendous donors, and their ongoing support of the men and women who have defended us from harm, and preserved the freedoms we enjoy. Read more >>

Guest Blog: Tips for Veterans to Become Entrepreneurs

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Contributed by:
Amy Ridgway
Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

Traditionally, the first step an entrepreneur would take is to conduct extensive research and build a concrete business plan complete with all the details of running a business. Although this method teaches a comprehensive way to help entrepreneurs envision issues and a concrete method for developing the business plan for investors, the fact remains that at least 9 out of 10 startups will fail. Read more >>

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