VFU

VFU

Veterans’ Families United, an all volunteer organization providing Resources for Veterans and Their Loved Ones. Veterans’ Families United (VFU) was founded by 2006 Oklahoma Mother of the Year, Cynde Collins-Clark. Cynde’s son Joe, returned from active duty in Iraq with … Continued
Reports History

Reports History

VFU 2009 990 EZ Tax Report VFU 2009 Annual Report
New Jersey

New Jersey

Voices of Valor – www.voicesofvalor.org A unique opportunity for veterans to work with songwriters to create a song based on your experiences and reflecting who you are – no musical experience required!  A program designed to honor your experiences and help … Continued
Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Art Therapy – Visual, Performing, Written Art Therapy is a powerful method of expression.  It is one way that many veterans and families are finding that may offer great benefit in dealing with challenges and many times, has the possibility … Continued
Transportation

Transportation

Air Compassion for Veterans – www.aircompassionforveterans.org Wounded warriors and their families are provided FREE medically related flights. Hero Miles http://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles Wounded, injured, and ill service members on approved leave may be given a round trip airline ticket for a trip from the … Continued
Physical Symptoms

Physical Symptoms

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Headaches Stomach problems Changes in breathing patterns (i.e. shortness of breath) Lack of energy OR Sometimes being very active and over-energetic Sleep problems Feeling of emotional pain that you have never … Continued
Psychological Symptoms

Psychological Symptoms

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Mood swings Memory problems Addiction/Self Medication Loss of personal hygiene/housekeeping Risk taking behavior Isolation Depression (thinking “what’s the point”) Paranoid thoughts PTSD symptoms usually do not begin to surface until 3-6 … Continued
Sleep Problems

Sleep Problems

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Insomnia (not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep) Having nightmares Waking up covered in sweat Kicking during sleep Constantly waking up and falling back asleep, possibly due to bad … Continued
Isolation

Isolation

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Early Stages: The individual will begin to slowly start cutting himself or herself off from society. These symptoms can be shown by a lack of wanting to go out to social … Continued
Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Hypersensitivity and anxiety usually go hand-in-hand. The most common symptoms are sensitivity to bright light, loud noises, large crowds, unfamiliar places and/or being easily startled. At first these symptoms may appear … Continued