When the Wars End, the Battle Within Begins
Each week, Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets) supplies hundreds of therapeutic craft kits to military service members and veterans receiving medical care. These kits are produced from the ground up, in our warehouse in Winchester, CA.
Kits include a wide variety of crafts and materials such as leatherwork, models, woodwork, jewelry, painting, needlecrafts, poster art, scrapbooks and many more.
We work closely with veterans and clinicians to provide the right kit to meet each veteran’s specific needs. Whether it’s restoring coordination and impaired motor skills, improving concentration, or relieving symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, our goal is to give our veterans what they need to heal. Our kits are also used as diversions and recreational therapy for patients.
Craft kits come at no cost to the veteran. Generous donations provide the funds needed to offer these products to America’s veterans and military servicemen and women.
Military Branch-Specific Support
The following links are military branch-specific for those in need of fast support in times of crisis:
- Military One Source – provides resources for all branches of U.S. military.
- Army – the U.S. Army Suicide Prevention Program
- Navy – the U.S. Navy Suicide Prevention Site
- Air Force – the U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program
- Marine Corps – the U.S. Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Website
- Coast Guard – the U.S. Coast Guard Support Page
The additional links below may be helpful in locating specialized programs or services for veterans.
No Barriers Warriors
A nonprofit organization that empowers veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities, and survivors of the fallen, to overcome barriers and unleash their potential.
Veterans and Mesothelioma
Information on the use of asbestos in the military.
Angel Wings for Veterans
Coordinates free air transportation for non-ambulatory, veterans who need specialized or other medical attention.
Angel Flight for Veterans
Provides free air transportation for ambulatory veterans who need medical attention.
Smoke Free Homes
United States Environmental Protection Agency website provides a wealth of information and statistics on the dangers of second-hand smoke.
Veterans History Project
Collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund relies on public support to continue its drive to heal, beginning with its dedication of The Wall.
Veterans Support Organizations (VSOs)
A comprehensive listing of VSOs.