Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) builds critically-needed centers for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
These injuries have severely impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served selflessly in defense of our nation. To help address this urgent need, IFHF is building a series of ten specially-designed treatment facilities, called Intrepid Spirit Centers, on military bases across the nation.

These centers act as Gymnasiums For The Brain, providing service members with the most advanced care available to address the complex symptoms of TBI and PTS. Seven Intrepid Spirit Centers are open and serving America’s brave men and women in uniform. More than 90% of patients treated in the centers are able to continue on Active Duty. Three additional centers remain to be built.

The Intrepid Spirit Center program is only the latest in the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund’s almost 20-year history of assisting America’s military community. Since 2000, IFHF has provided over $200 million in support for severely wounded military personnel and families of military personnel lost in service to our nation.

Today, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is engaged in a critical program to help military personnel suffering the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress. IFHF is building a series of ten Intrepid Spirit Centers that provide the most advanced and effective care to these wounded heroes, allowing more than 90% of them to continue on Active Duty and enjoy a full life.

Family Support
From 2000 to 2005, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provided close to $20 million to families of United States and British military personnel lost in performance of their duty, most in service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Center for the Intrepid
In January 2007, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund completed construction of the Center for the Intrepid, a $55 million, world-class rehabilitation center providing treatment for service members suffering amputations, limb trauma and severe burns.

National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Following the opening of the Center for the Intrepid, IFHF turned toward another critical issue faced by our troops: Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress. In 2010, IFHF opened the $60 million National Intrepid Center of Excellence to address this vital need.

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Pets For Patriots

Pets For Patriots

NO MORE VETERANS IN NEED, NO MORE HOMELESS PETS
Our vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet.

We can make this happen through our nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the most vulnerable and heroic among us.

OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE THE GIFTS OF FIDELITY, JOY AND LOVE TO BOTH VETERAN AND PET THROUGH COMPANION ANIMAL ADOPTION
Our mission is like no other because we are serving the men and women of the most extraordinary military of the most exceptional nation in the world. The ways we think, act and deliver are all in support of fulfilling our mission:

COLLABORATE WITH THE ANIMAL WELFARE COMMUNITY
Build a nationwide network of shelter/rescue and veterinary partners who share our values and vision

GIVE HOPE TO THE HOPELESS
Find loving homes for the most overlooked sheltered animals: adult, special needs, and long-term homeless pets, and large breed dogs

BE A LEADING VOICE FOR SHELTERED ANIMALS
Educate the military community and the public about the plight of animals surrendered to shelters, promoting companion pet adoption as the only humane and responsible alternative to buying or breeding animals

HELP VETERANS AFFORD A NEW PET FRIEND
Reduce the overall costs of pet guardianship to prevent veterans from returning their adopted pets to the shelter due to short-term financial hardship

SHARE OUR LOVE
Provide ongoing support – moral, educational, and financial – to nurture the healing bonds between veterans and their adopted companion pets

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Pets For Patriots

Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide was founded by U.S. Army veterans Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli in 2010 amid the worst suicide crisis our military has ever seen.

What we do

Stop Soldier Suicide empowers the military community by providing free resources and support to all past and present military and their families through an established, comprehensive, trusted network of individuals and organizations that meet the complex needs of the military community and are capable of anticipating and mitigating suicide risk factors, promoting resiliency, inspiring hope, and encouraging healing and personal growth.

Our resources include:

Mental health
Emergency financial aid
Housing assistance
PTSD and/or TBI referrals
Alternative therapies (HBOT, art therapy, equine therapy, etc.)
Education / GI Bill assistance
…and much more.

Why it matters

On average, 22 veterans and active duty service members are lost to suicide every day — and hundreds of thousands more struggle with mental and physical issues. This crisis impacts military from every generation and branch of service, as well as their family members.

Who we serve

Stop Soldier Suicide provides free resources and support to all past and present military and their families.

What makes us different

When you reach out to Stop Soldier Suicide, you’ll speak with a case manager who will work to identify your specific needs and connect you with resources that can help.

We track your progress over the course of 24 months, during which time we speak with you one-on-one no less than 10 times.

Get involved

YOU can provide mission-critical support to help Stop Soldier Suicide. Here’s how to get involved.
Download our info sheet

Click here to download a printable one-sheet with information about Stop Soldier Suicide.

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Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

In some instances, callers may experience difficulty connecting with the Veterans Crisis Line. If you have trouble reaching the call line, please CLICK HERE to connect to chat, or text 838255 for immediate support.

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