Veteran Benefits - Category: Retreats / Leisure

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Alaska Healing Hearts

Outdoor rec opportunities for Vets and their Families (Rehab Activities: Hunting/Fishing etc)

 

Service Area:
Alaska
BATTLE DAWGS

To empower our Nations heroes through therapeutic and exciting experiences by harnessing the natural splendor of Alaskas landscape and the majestic healing power of sled dogs.

 

Service Area:
Alaska
BrothersKeepers

To provide once in a lifetime experiential retreats and ongoing support that offers profound healing and fellowship for wounded veterans, first responders, and their families.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Camp LIFE

Provides free recreational activities and entertainment through summer camp style retreats for the families of fallen U.S. Military Soldiers.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Caregiver Resource Directory

The Caregiver Resource Directory is designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include: helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, military caregiver support, children’s needs, education and training, financial support, rest and relaxation, and others.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Climb4

Bridging the gap between veterans and the Great Outdoors in order to prevent veteran suicides resulting from a combination of transitioning to civilian life, as well as any number of traumas experienced prior-to and during military life.

 

Service Area:
Virginia
Courage Foundation

The Courage Foundations mission is to foster post-traumatic growth restore purpose and transform lives through integrative self-awareness physical health mental toughness emotional resilience and spiritual well-being.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
CRAB

They offer specially arranged sailing and racing events for recovering warriors and their families.  In cooperation with veterans organizations and foundations, CRAB has offered two-day sailing clinics specifically for recovering warriors to learn to sail and race. They are happy to schedule sails for individual family members/friends and group sails for multiple people.

 

Service Area:
Maryland
Creative Healing Connections

Creative Healing Connections offers arts retreats for people who are in need of opportunities to heal. We provide guided, creative activities that encourage self-expression, new awareness and re-connection with our healthy selves.

 

Service Area:
New York
FORE COUNTRY

They are committed to bringing both service-member and civilian together on the golf course to provide purposeful opportunities to connect Special Operators and their families with the civilian community through meaningful engagement and bonding.

 

Service Area:
North Carolina
Freedom Hunters

Freedom Hunters is a 501c3 military outreach program dedicated to honoring those who protect our Freedoms. Freedom Hunters reflects the outdoor communitys appreciation to our troops by taking select active duty and combat veterans families of fallen heroes children of the deployed as well as those wounded or injured on outdoor adventures. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that Freedom Hunters carries on the American tradition of hunting fishing and shooting.

 

Service Area:
Colorado
Gallant Few - America's Veteran Team&reg

We know transition is more than a change of jobs and zip code. It’s a new family dynamic, new employers, new healthcare, new schedule, new priorities…the list goes on. All of these new aspects of life can be overwhelming when occurring all at once.

No battle plan fits each individual’s transition – but that’s where GallantFew comes in. Our entire team comprises of military-affiliated people – either veterans, military spouses or active duty volunteers, providing one-on-one mentorship tailored to YOU. The only piece of the journey that’s the same for each person we serve – the objective: establishing a life of hope and purpose.

Get started on your purpose-filled journey by taking the GallantFew Azimuth Check. What are you waiting for?

PROGRAMS:

GallantFew Rangers
The GallantFew Rangers’ mission is to facilitate a successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. RLTW!

VetXpo
VetXpo is a gathering of like-minded individuals, professionals, and businesses with the objective of the growth of oneself and others. Taking place across the nation, topics of each VetXpo vary, though the focus is always on enhancing one’s life and learning from each other. How will you help others live their best lives?

VetRec
GallantFew supports a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Weekly, we host free indoor rock climbing nights in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Fayetteville, NC, and Richmond, VA with more locations coming soon. Outdoor recreation is more than just fitness, it’s about the camaraderie and community that’s formed during these gatherings. Not into fitness before? No worries! There are activities for all fitness levels – novice to expert. The goal is to get out with other veterans, have fun, and get some exercise.

Functional Emotional Fitness Coaching
Burris Functional Emotional Fitness (FEF) coaching is a component of the GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) program. Throughout the coaching the process, you and your coach will focus on achieving your objectives in the five main areas of Functional Fitness: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional and social. There is no charge for a veteran to go through this coaching. Check our “Events” page for dates we offer coaching.

STAR Program 1:1 Mentorship
The GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) Program is the method by which GallantFew provides one-on-one mentorship to veterans. The Program encompasses mentorship in the main fitness areas of transition from military service to civilian life: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional, and social.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Gold Star Peak Inc.

Gold Star Peak, Inc. is a team of Gold Star Families, veterans, service members and their families, that have all seen the devastation that combat has brought from the battlefields to our homes and communities. The organization was formed in direct response to the growing number of individuals and families that continue to struggle from the effects associated with years of continued combat service.

We are an Alaska based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that connects Veterans and Gold Star Family members together in nature, assisting with their overall healing and grieving process. We work independently or through fiscal partnerships with local and national organizations with similar visions.

Our goal is to offer a setting in the outdoors bringing healing to all as well as empowering each to become thriving members within their families and communities.

For our Veterans and Gold Star Families, we provide free of charge, either half or full day adventures in nature surrounded by some of the most peaceful and pristine settings of Alaska. We move entirely at your pace and experience level.

Our half day adventure starts at 8am and finishes by 12pm and our full day adventure starts at 8am and finishes by 4pm.

Half Day Adventures: Hike up to 4.0 miles total with easy to moderate gain in elevation, roughly 300-1500’.

Full Day Adventures: Hike up to 12 miles with a moderate to extreme gain in elevation, roughly 3000-4000’.

Either adventure guarantees to include beautiful scenery and great company.

All of our guides are combat Veterans that have many years of experience in the military and backcountry.

 

Service Area:
Alaska
Hearts of Valor

Hearts of Valor honors the service and sacrifice of those who care for our nation’s wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding. Post 9/11 caregivers receive access to our national in-person peer support groups which address the daily challenges of care giving. Their annual all-expenses-paid caregiver retreats offer expert coaching and education on current topics.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Military Warriors Support Foundation

To provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing and home ownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Military Warriors Support Foundation

Our mission is to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through select programs, we have awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat-wounded heroes, Gold Star spouses and their families in all 50 states. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring.

Our Programs:
H.O.P.E. 4 Heroes
We are excited to introduce a new opportunity for female veterans. HOPE House is a shared living environment, which will serve three female veterans while they pursue vocational training or a higher education. The low-cost monthly fee will ease the stress of higher rent payments, allowing them to focus on a new direction for their lives.

In addition to safe and secure living quarters, veterans will be provided a life financial mentor. Working together to develop a plan, the mentor and veteran will communicate monthly, reviewing budgets, credit reports, savings goals, and exploring new opportunities, while setting goals for lifelong success.

Requirements to Apply:
1. Must be a female veteran.
2. Must be actively enrolled in a vocational school

Transportation 4 Heroes
Awards payment-free vehicles to veterans wounded in direct combat with an enemy force & unmarried Gold Star spouses who’s loved one was killed-in-action. In addition to the vehicle, the recipient will receive 1-year of family and financial mentoring.

Requirements to Apply:
1a. Must be a veteran wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict.
1b. Must be an unmarried Gold Star Spouse of a veteran who was Killed-In-Action or Killed during combat training.
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or within 90 days of discharging.
3. Must be able to obtain vehicle insurance.
4. Must not have more than 1 vehicle loan/lease per household.

Homes 4 Wounded Heroes & Homes 4 Gold Stars
Awards mortgage-free homes to veterans wounded in direct combat with an enemy force & unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved one was killed-in-action. In addition to the home, the recipient will receive 3-years of family and financial mentoring.

Requirements to Apply:
1a. Must be a veteran wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict
1b. be an unmarried Gold Star Spouse of a veteran who was Killed-In-Action or killed during combat training
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or within 90 days of discharging.
3. Must intend to use this home as your Primary Residence. Priority will be given to applicants who do not currently have a mortgage

Skills 4 Life
Providing recreational outings and peer-to-peer mentorship to veterans wounded in direct combat with an enemy force & unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved one was killed-in-action with hunting, fishing and golfing adventures.

Upcoming Events that you may be eligible for: (If order to qualify, you must have applied and submitted documentation to be considered for this program.) To apply for these events, please choose the event’s application below.

Requirements to Apply:
1a. Must be a service member wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict.
or
1b. Must be an unmarried Gold Star Spouse or Gold Star child of a veteran or who was Killed-In-Action or Killed during combat training.

2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or within 90 days of discharging.

Vehicles 4 Heroes
Do you have a vehicle that you do not want or need and you want to make sure it has a purpose?
DONATE IT! We are pleased to accept any vehicle, in any condition! Fill out the donation form, click below! Once you submit the form, a member of our Team will be reaching out to you to discuss next steps!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call to speak to a member of our Team, please call (877) 679-HERO (4376)

Leadership 4 Life
A one-year program focusing on recommissioning combat wounded veterans for the mission of life. We believe that everyone is here for a purpose. Leadership4Life is here to help you find yours and walk with you while you develop a plan to execute and fulfill that purpose. This one-year program has been carefully developed as an empowering journey that will ultimately redeploy you into your life, family and community.

Requirements to Apply:
1. Must be a veteran wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or be less than 90 days prior to discharging

 

Service Area:
Texas
Nine Line Foundation

Nine Line Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to meeting the financial and specialized needs of severely injured soldiers and their families.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Operation Black Hills Cabin
Operation Black Hills Cabin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a comfortable, peaceful and supportive respite to qualified, combat-injured veterans and their families, from the Iraq/Afghanistan operations, in their rehabilitation from their traumatic and stressful experiences while serving the interests of our Nation. Further, their program will provide an opportunity to the disabled veteran to reacquaint themselves with their family, enrich and enhance their lives and create lasting memories in a quiet, leisurely environment with little or no cost to them.

 

Service Area:
South Dakota
Operation Care & Comfort

Americans support our Troops serving in times of war in many ways. Writing letters mailing care packages welcome home events or by showing support for a deployed service member or Veterans family. OCC provides support and comfort to adopted units of deployed military service members serving in Iraq Afghanistan and other conflict regions. Working within communities and through donations received from all over the country OCC assembles and ships care packages to adopted units every month until they return home. They currently support up to 200 units monthly.

 

Service Area:
California
Operation Healing Forces
The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their families by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically and emotionally healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life.

 

Service Area:
Florida
OPERATION RECONNECT

To provide the GIFT OF TIME to the men, women and their families who have dealt with the difficulties from an overseas Combat Deployment.

 

Service Area:
Alabama
Operation Second Chance

Mission: They are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill veterans. They support Veterans and their families by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. They are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.

 

Service Area:
Maryland
Operation Supply Drop

Since 2010, OSD Veteran Support Ecosystem has impacted over 1,000,000 veterans, active military, and family members through programs emphasizing Social Connectivity Professional Development and Community Service. Working together with community members OSD creates and nurtures an environment with the goal to improve local communities and assist veterans as they transition to civilian life.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Patriot Hunts

Patriot Hunts is dedicated to providing outdoor experiences for our Wounded Warriors, and Gold Star children of fallen heroes.

 

Service Area:
North Carolina
Patton Veterans Project
The mission is to help veterans coping with posttraumatic stress reduce social isolation and strengthen family, community, and professional bonds. This mission is accomplished through intensive filmmaking workshops enabling participants to collaborate with peers to process their service experiences. They also incorporate screening events that validate veterans’ experiences, advance community dialogue, and educate the public about the mental health challenges facing veterans and military families.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Maryland. PHWFF is dependent on tax-deductible, charitable donations and the help of numerous volunteers to meet the educational, equipment, transportation, and related needs of its participants.

 

Service Area:
Maryland
Project Hero

Saving Lives by providing HOPE, RECOVERY, and RESILIENCE for Americas Finest.

 

Service Area:
California
Project Sanctuary

Project Sanctuary recognizes that the whole family serves, and believes the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the family. We work with veteran and active-duty service members and their families with our exclusive, three-part A.R.T. (Assess, Reconnect, Thrive) program, combining counseling, education, self-development and recreational therapy to help reconnect and build well-adjusted families.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Sentri Institute Incorporated

The Sentri Institute Inc. was founded under two core beliefs. First, to provide effective defensive firearms training for anyone willing to learn. Second, to educate the public on the history of firearms and tackle the negative stereotypes head on in an effort to bring communities closer together.

 

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

We provide continued service opportunities and outdoor adventures which offer physical challenges and the camaraderie that is often missing after a shift or tour of duty ends.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Starfish Foundation

To provide funds for those unable to pay for participation in Taking It Lightly and Renewal, programs designed for emotional healing and trauma recovery, and Healing Warrior Hearts, free retreats for veterans.

 

Service Area:
Wisconsin
Team River Runner

To provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!

 

Service Area:
Maryland
The Darby Project

Facilitating successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.

 

Service Area:
Texas
The Dirt Therapy Project, Inc.

Introduce veterans to a hobby that helps them manage stressors in their life. Reunite a connection between veterans through mountain biking. Develop multiple events for veterans to participate.

 

Service Area:
Texas
The Other 23

The Other 23 host’s unique combined surfing and wake surfing camps. Each of the multi-day all-inclusive events are fueled by a community of amazing volunteers that introduce current members of the military and veterans, some with with disabilities, visible and non- visible, to the surfing community and the health benefits that come from surfing.

 

Service Area:
Texas
The Pink Berets

Their goal is to help those who struggle with their invisible injuries, and emotionally charged wounding to experience a fresh perspective of themselves, their lives, and the act of limitless possibilities. Their hope is to re-inspire in their clients the motivation, willingness, and courage to excel to their best selves so they can continue to live the life they were authentically meant to lead.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Trails of Purpose

We are driven for innovative Veteran community. We are passionate about creating a safe environment in which relationships with both humans and horses can thrive in. We believe in natures ability to heal.

 

Service Area:
Virginia
Travis Mills Foundation
The Travis Mills Foundation supports post 9/11 recalibrated veterans and their families through long-term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. They support these veterans through our nationally recognized retreat located in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine. Veteran families who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation in Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s outdoors.

 

Service Area:
Maine
Vail Veterans Program
Provide military injured and their families with innovative and transformational programs that build confidence and improve lives.

 

Service Area:
Colorado
Veteran's Path

Veteran’s PATH enables returning veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation, and a safe community.

 

Service Area:
California
Veterans Expeditions

They are a veteran led, 501c3 chartered non-profit, organization in the State of Colorado that began in 2010, to enhance the lives of our nation’s Veterans. They understand the issues and struggles Veterans deal with every day. They are a community oriented and outdoor focused organization.

 

Service Area:
Colorado
Veterans Freedom Retreat, Inc. (VFR)

The Veterans Freedom Retreat is a free, week-long retreat for veterans and their partners where you will begin your journey to being free from the stress of past traumas. It also includes free follow-on counseling. The retreat employs a holistic approach which treats body, mind, heart and soul.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Veterans Outdoor Adventures North Dakota

Veterans Outdoors Adventures North Dakota is a 501c3 100% Non-Profit Organization & 100% Volunteer, Dedicated to YOU The Veteran & 911 Responder. They offer All-Inclusive Hunting, Fishing, Camping Trips, and Expeditions here locally in North Dakota as well as all over the United States when opportunity’s arise!

 

Service Area:
North Dakota
VETSports

Helping veterans better achieve their physical, mental, and emotional health through sports, physical activity, and community involvement. VETSports provides thousands of Veterans with continuous opportunities to reintegrate into their communities through sports, community Service, events, and partnership.

 

Service Area:
Connecticut
Warrior Bonfire Program

Warrior Bonfire Program provides opportunities that improve the lives of enemy combat wounded veteran on their lifelong journey of recovery and healing.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Warrior Expeditions
Warrior Expeditions is a veteran nonprofit outdoor therapy program that helps veterans transition from their wartime experiences through long distance outdoor expeditions.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Warriors & Quiet Waters

WQW provides respite from the stresses of war, the monotony of lengthy hospital stays and traditional therapy, and the many day-to-day struggles involved in their journey home. WQW serves active duty special operations military personnel, post 9/11 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers, recognizing the positive impact a Fishing Experience has upon service members who continue to experience high stress and kinetic environments.

 

Service Area:
Montana