Our Story

Our Story

This Is Our Story & Why We Do This NEW! March, 2014 update (see below) In January of 2003, my 19 year old Army Reserve son, announced to me that he volunteered for duty in Iraq and would be leaving … Continued
Donate

Donate

Donating To This Foundation VFU is a All-volunteer organization. Financial resources are needed and used to support our initiatives in assisting Veterans and their Families to become empowered in the healing process. Currently, we have 4 opportunities for donations: 1) … 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
Memory Problems

Memory Problems

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Memory problems are probably the most commonly shared symptoms of PTSD sufferers. As first, memory problems may be somewhat hard to diagnose, but often it is a progressive symptom and … Continued
Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) This is another important symptom that is common among PTSD sufferers. It is often progressive and the person can easily be diagnosed with Depression when it is really a symptom of … Continued
Support System

Support System

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Having a support system (family and friends) to be there for you when you are suffering from PTSD is absolutely necessary for recovery. In my own personal experience, there was … Continued
Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to normal people who have witnessed a traumatic event. Military training does not cause a person to be immune from trauma. War, by its very nature is a series of traumatic events. Problem: Military … Continued