Loving Veterans To Life

Programs

powerofartARTillery:
A free six week art therapy class designed for veterans, their significant others and children who are effected by the invisible wounds of war. Classes are made up of small groups allowing participants to explore different mediums while learning the healing power of art. #ThePowerofArt

Flags For Our Fallen:
Memorial Day is a day in which we honor those lost fighting for our freedoms. Each year, we display thousands of flags in a highly visible public area to remind the public that our freedom is not free. Every flag is adorned with a handwritten ribbon that includes the name of a fallen hero so that they are remembered. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

Holidays for Heroes:
This year, Valiant Veterans is adopting the veterans in several communities and will be providing each of them with Holiday “Go Bags” containing the essentials they need, with a few holiday candy items as well. We will also be working with several towns who have identified military families in need of holiday gifts.It is important that we do not forget our veterans, especially our homeless veterans, many of whom will receive nothing this holiday. Please join us in Loving our Veterans to Life this holiday season and reminding them they are not forgotten!

137_newslider3-960x340Operation Christmas Cards:
‘Loving Our Troops One Card at a Time” has been the mission of Operation Christmas Cards (OCC) since 2009. Each year nearly 1 in 5 deployed service members do not receive mail during the holidays. OCC encourages people from across the country and world to fill out cards with love, support and encouragement that we then ship to our deployed men and women. To date, we have shipped 1.5 million cards from every state and over 20 countries to our brave men and women.

Service Dogs- “Gunnar Center”: 
Valiant Veterans recognizes the life saving impact that service dogs have on our service members. Corporal Gunnar has been in training for nearly a year with us, has passed his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and working with Amanda as her SD (service dog). We have invested in a new dog named Scout who will assist us with the Gunnar Center as we move to support veterans in self training their own service dogs starting in the spring of 2016 and possibly become a mobility dog.

 The Wire:
This program has been in the works for over two years now and was being designed with the help of a wirelogoMarine who knew the struggle all to well. Mike will never be forgotten and his work to create an innovative peer to peer recovery program for veterans that will expand upon the 12 step daily/weekly/monthly meetings will carry on in his honor and memory impacting veterans and their families for years to come and carrying on his legacy. We will have practical approaches to real life situations as well as celebration nights and sober outings that promote not only a fun but a healthy lifestyle assisting our veterans in their sobriety. Groups will also be designed for families and those who are the home support systems for our veterans as well, as they can’t make this journey alone!