Healing Warriors Program is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF). These funds will be used to provide non-narcotic therapy sessions at no charge to disabled and at-risk service members who are in need of care for Post-Traumatic Stress, pain management and sleep issues.
This grant program supports Healing Warriors Program’s goal to improve quality of life of Veterans by providing non-narcotic care options for alleviating pain, reducing anxiety, managing stress and improving sleep. In addition to Acupuncture, CranioSacral therapy and Healing Touch therapy, Healing Warriors Program will provide materials to support home care including guided imagery, meditation CDs and other educational resources.
“At a time when our service members are enduring the sustained impacts of pain and post-traumatic stress, and with the prevalence of narcotic usage and their ramifications, it is critically important to offer non-narcotic options of care for our veterans,” says Healing Warriors Program Executive Director and co-founder, Ana Yelen, “This grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will enable care services to support the veteran’s journey towards restoration of quality of life.”
Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “Managing the stress that takes hold of so many veterans after combat is easier said than done, and that’s why the Healing Warriors Program is so important. If or when traditional therapies fail or fall short of a desired outcome, it’s essential that veterans have other options that work best for them, and we hope this grant gives more veterans that opportunity to heal.”
About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation
Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
DVNF achieves this mission by:
- Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
· Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans
Healing Warriors Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the Colorado front range and southern Wyoming providing non-narcotic therapy options for pain and Post Traumatic Stress for Service members and their families.
Formed in 2012, Healing Warriors Program has provided thousands of sessions to active duty, reserve and veteran service members and their spouses, partners, parents and adult children. Our clients regularly tell us what a difference our clinic team and services have made in their lives, from pain relief and Post Traumatic Stress relief, to restoration of hope and quality of life.
This grant will be used to provide free program services at the Healing Warriors Program clinic for veterans and their families. Thank you, Disabled Veterans National Foundation!