Helping Our Heroes is a non-profit program designed to assist motivated veterans with the resources they need. We have contacted local professionals, informing them of our program and the need for their services for our veterans. These professionals include physicians, psychiatrists, dentists, physical therapists, prosthetic specialists, mental health therapists, employment specialist and religious institutions. The local community professionals have agreed to assist Helping Our Heroes and support our program.
Although Helping Our Heroes is a young program, our services are expanding to provide additional services. Including a Pro-Active approach to prepare family members for the return of their loved ones. We are looking to provide a facility for veterans and their families to meet and participate in discussions, therapy sessions to deal with the emotional traumas they were subjected to when serving in the military, and to learn how to cope.
Our program is designed to receive inquiries from veterans (who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan) whom are having difficulties getting access to the resources necessary. It is our mission to not only fulfill these requests, but also to provide additional resources to ensure successful re-entry into society.
Although Helping Our Heroes is a new program, we intend to expand our services to provide additional services. A distribution center will be made available for donated and obtained items to be made available to veterans and their families. A home-like center will be constructed to provide a place for veterans to meet, participate in group therapy and individual therapy sessions to deal with the emotional traumas they were subjected to when serving in the military, and continue to cope with. Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are common among veterans and are under treated upon return. Through collaborated efforts with professionals in the mental health field, we hope to increase the number of veterans who are properly treated for these diagnoses. Transportation for those without a vehicle will be made available for scheduled appointments.