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Arts and crafts are a time-tested healing tool for PTSD, depression, anxiety and other conditions. They can even help relieve pain and improve mobility and fine motor skills. We offer a variety of therapeutic craft kits free of charge to our veterans, both in-home and at community craft centers. The kits use recycled and sustainable materials, promote healing and show our veterans that we remember and care about them.

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If you’re a veteran, it’s easy and free to receive your first craft kit.

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Find out why therapeutic crafts do so much good for our veterans.

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Our Stories and Successes

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Help Heal Veterans Launches 50th Anniversary Campaign

Heal Vets’ 50th-anniversary celebration highlights 50 stories over 50 years in 50 states; draws on lessons learned to inform the next 50 years.

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BNC News: CEO Joe McClain on Helping Vets With PTSD

BNC Start Your Day host and veteran Mike Hill spoke to Heal Vets CEO Joe McClain about Heal Vets on Veterans Day.

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PIX11 Morning News: Interview with CEO Joe McClain

In this Veterans Day interview, Heal Vets CEO Joe McClain discusses how his organization helps heal veterans through art.

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When you sign up for our mailing list, you’re getting much more than a weekly email—you’re joining a community of people who care about each other. Donors, volunteers, veterans and their families come together here to celebrate our success stories, learn about our events and are reminded of the healing power we have when we work together.

“In 2010 I thought my life was over. I was looking for something but didn’t know what it was. I guess I was trying to find my niche in life. I was good at several things, but not great at anything…In 2014, I graduated from Corning with an AAS degree in Human Services. None of this would have been possible without the aid of the craft kits that I received and worked on. They taught me how to focus my energy on positive things in life. My real passion is making clocks…If I have a legacy to leave this world it is my clocks. “

– James S.
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