"Medicine that Doesn't Come in a Bottle..."
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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How We Heal
Find out why therapeutic crafts do so much good for our veterans.
In the News
Stories and Successes from Your Support
Stars and Stripes Highlights Craft Therapy Effects on Concussions
Craft therapy can smooth the road back from a concussion.
‘Time-Tested Healing’: Craft-Making Aids Veterans
Temple Daily Telegram highlights craft-making as tool for healing.
Help Heal Veterans Supports Veteran Mental Health Through Arts and Crafts
Help Heal Veterans has been helping veterans heal for more than fifty years through the use of arts and crafts.
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“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. “