Programs

Below are services we will EVENTUALLY offer when we’re prepared enough to facilitate them.

Canine Assisted Therapy / Activities

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Assistance Dog Opportunities

Music Therapy

Art Therapy

Benefits Counseling

Yoga & Massage

 

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Canine Assisted Therapy / Activities

Heroes will learn basic dog obedience and handling, along with some advanced training while being shown how to best utilize their bond with our facility dogs.

Specific gains that come from utilizing these canines may include:

During the program

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Lessened pain severity
  • Reduced feelings of anger
  • Increase in energy level

After the program

  • Reduced need for prescription medication
  • Improved relationship and parenting skills
  • Increased ability to cope
  • Greater ability to establish a consistent routine
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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Significant gains made through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) will highlight one of many opportunities, along with Equine Assisted Activities (EAA).

Specific gains that come from utilizing equine assisted therapy:

During the program

  • Increased Confidence
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Learning how to acknowledge and work through emotions
  • Increased awareness of self

After the program

  • Increased confidence in social situations
  • Increased relationship skills
  • Better understanding of self
  • More positive outlook on life
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Assistance Dog Opportunities

Working with animals makes it necessary to modify how one acts in order to work well with the animal. Learning if a Service Dog can provide independence from a disability will be insight that our heroes gain, and eligibility to apply for a Heel the Heroes Service Dog.

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Art Therapy

With certified professionals donating their time in Art Therapy, participants will be guided on different ways to express themselves, and have access to materials freely.

Gains from the program

  • Encourage self-expression
  • Help work through traumatic experiences
  • Facilitate positive self-esteem
  • Promote independence and feelings of control
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy will be offered by certified professionals volunteering their time to help with the healing of our heroes.

Gains from the program

  • Promote appropriate coping skills
  • Express feelings appropriately
  • Improve Communication
  • Improve sequencing skills
  • Improve concentration
  • Alleviate pain
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Benefits Counseling

Benefits counseling will be in place to help Veterans navigate their benefits that they earned for school, work, and compensation.

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Yoga & Massage

Professionals volunteering their time and service to yoga instruction, as well as massage and acupuncture will be available for those who feel this is therapeutic.

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