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
North Dakota

North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs – https://www.nd.gov/veterans/support-veterans – provide a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, employment, financial assistance and much more!
New Mexico

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO Horses for Heroes – www.horsesforheroes.org Cowboy Up! is a unique horsemanship, wellness and Skill-set Restructuring™ program based in Santa Fe, NM free to ALL post 9/11 Veterans and active military (both men and women) especially those who have sustained PTSD*, … Continued
South Dakota

South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA Volunteers of America – https://www.voanr.org/supportive-services-for-veteran-familiesSupportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is designed to assist with housing stability for Veterans experiencing a housing crisis. Housing is the foundation to employment and reintegration to society. Eligible Veterans receive case management … Continued
New Jersey

New Jersey

Azimuth Check Foundation – http://azimuthcheckfoundation.org/ Azimuth Check Foundation of New England (ACFNE) helps active duty military, veterans, and first responders with disabilities by providing challenging year-round athletic activities. They directly sponsor and lend support to a number of events throughout … 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. Allegiant Air – https://www.allegiantair.com/military-discount  Allegiant proudly supports our U.S. active duty military, military veterans, members of the National Guard, military reserve and their dependents by … 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