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Healing Warriors Program awarded Elevations Foundation Grant

Healing Warriors Program awarded Elevations Foundation Grant

Healing Warriors Program is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Elevations Credit Union Foundation.  These funds will be used to provide non-narcotic therapy for Post Traumatic Stress and assist with mental health.

Healing Warriors Program provides a 6-session PTSD treatment series as well as a 6-session Sleep Improvement series.  Both of these support mental health wellness goals.4443509_s

“At a time when we are losing 22 service members a day to suicide, we must take quick action and provide non-narcotic care options for our veterans,” says Healing Warriors Program Executive Director and co-founder, Ana Yelen, “This grant from the Elevations Credit Union Foundation will enable care services to support our  veterans.”

Colorado Springs Pop-Up Clinic

Colorado Springs Pop-Up Clinic

The Healing Warriors Program Colorado Springs free Monthly Pop-Up clinic providing non-narcotic therapy for Pain and Post Traumatic Stress is on the 4th Saturday of the month.  The free clinic is open to all service members and their spouse/partner and parent (please bring proof of military service, i.e. DD214)

Therapy Services Offered:

  • Acupuncture
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Healing Touch Therapy

Time: 9am - 1pm

When: 4th Saturday of the month --

Where:
American Legion Post 209

3613 Jeannine Drive

Colorado Springs, CO  80917

Refreshments will be provided.

Please bring proof of service, i.e. Military I.D. or DD214.

For more information, call 970-776-VETS (8387)

HWP partners with VFW Post 1 Denver

HWP partners with VFW Post 1 Denver

Healing Warriors Program, in partnership with VFW Post 1, present a monthly free clinic providing non-narcotic therapy for Pain and Post Traumatic Stress open to all service members and their spouse/partner on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Therapy Services Offered:

  • Acupuncture
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Healing Touch Therapy

Time: 9am - 1pm

When: 2nd Saturday of the month -- 8/13, 9/10, 10/8.....

Where:
VFW Post 1
841 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Refreshments will be provided.

Funding to help make this free clinic possible thanks to a grant from Veteran's Passport to Hope.  Please bring proof of service, i.e. Military I.D. or DD214.

For more information, call 970-776-VETS (8387) or visit the VFW Post 1 website at: https://vfwpost1.org/

Healing Warriors Program awarded DVNF Grant

Healing Warriors Program awarded DVNF Grant

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!

Veterans Wellness Clinic in Colorado Springs

Veterans Wellness Clinic in Colorado Springs

Healing Warriors Program, presents a day of free non-narcotic therapy for pain and Post Traumatic Stress open to all service members and their spouse/partner.

Therapy Services Offered:

  • Acupuncture
  • CraniSacral Therapy
  • Healing Touch Therapy

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Where:
National American University (front entrance)
1915 Jamboree Dr,
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 970-776-VETS (8387).

Healing Warriors Program and VFW Post 1 Present Service Day

Healing Warriors Program and VFW Post 1 Present Service Day

Acupuncture, CranioSacral therapy, Healing Touch and Massage Therapists are donating their services in gratitude to our men and women who have served in our military. We will provide free 30-minute sessions to service members and their immediate family members. Therapies offered are especially targeted for pain, Post-Traumatic Stress, sleep disorders, and more. For more information and to schedule, please call 970-776-VETS.

Who: Service Members and their families
Date: Saturday, 3/14/15
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
*Call to setup your time in advance by calling 970-776-VETS (8387), of first-come, first-served.
Where: VFW Post 1
841 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Cost: Free

For more information and to setup an appointment, call us at 970-776-VETS (8387).

 

Healing Warriors Program Wins $1,000 Community Service Award

Healing Warriors Program Wins $1,000 Community Service Award

Healing Warriors Program is proud to announce its recognition as an award winner of $1,000 in the Group Publishing Community Service awards.

Every year, Group gives a portion of its profits back to the community. Since 1997, Group has donated more than a million dollars to non-profit organizations in Northern Colorado through Group’s Community Service Awards. This year Group has awarded $61,000 to the following outstanding organizations.

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View a list of all award winners below:

$1,000 Award Recipients – 2014

Cultural Arts Services: The Loveland Orchestra

Educational Services: Kids Read Live-Laugh-Love-Believe

Services for Children:

  • Catholic Charities of Weld County Guadalupe Community Center
  • Blessings in a Bag

Services for Youth:

  • Alexa’s Hugs
  • Team Fort Collins

Services by Youth: Timberline Students Ministries

Special Health Services:

  • 3Hopeful Hearts
  • Healing Warriors Program
  • Reflections Therapeutic Riding

Social Services-Faith Based:

  • Faith Family Hospitality
  • Real Choices

Social Services-Community Based:

  • Birthline of Loveland
  • Estes Valley Victim Advocates
  • Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow
  • United Way of Weld County (R.I.T.E.)

Civic Community Services:

High Plains Library District Foundation
Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation

Services by/for Senior Citizens:

  • RSVP of Weld County
  • Toby Darwin Foundation

Services Related to Ecology/Environ:

  • The Lady Bug Fund
  • Colorado Native Bird Care and Conservation

Church-Based Outreach: Family of Christ Presbyterian Church-Ubuntu Community Gardens

 

Special Awards

$3,000 Loveland Award: Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County

$3,000 Larimer County Award: Friends of Happy Heart Farm

$3,000 Northern Colorado Award: Jobs of Hope

$3,000 Special Church Award: Christ Clinic

$25,000 Outstanding Award: Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF)

Group Publishing began 40 years ago in Thom Schultz’s home in Loveland. Since that humble beginning, they now have 250 staff members. Their major product areas – including books, magazines, videos, curriculum products, workcamps, and events – reach both national and international markets.

To learn more about Group Publishing and the Group Community Service award, click here »

Successfully Healing Our Heroes

Successfully Healing Our Heroes

Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale announces the rules of the live auction to benefit wounded warriors through the therapies provided by Healing Warriors Program.
Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale announces the rules of the live auction to benefit wounded warriors through the therapies provided by Healing Warriors Program.

In only its second year, Healing Warriors Program is starting to turn heads in the corporate community and among veteran service organizations with an interest in helping wounded, ill or injured veterans.

The 2nd annual Healing Our Heroes gala, September 29 at the Lamar Street Center in Arvada, to benefit service members dealing with pain, post traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury, helps to offset the cost of the organization’s proven therapies acupuncture, cranial sacral and healing touch.

“What we are doing here is foundational,” said Ana Yelen, executive director of Healing Warriors. “By helping current and former service members and their families cope with the root causes of pain, they are more receptive to other critical therapies. We are assisting true healing.”

Along side antique cars and motorcycles, vintage paraphernalia from an era of soda fountains and full service gas stations, music from the Tania Katz Ensemble and the entertaining auction antics of emcee Doug Tisdale, mayor of Cherry Hills Village, the event was not short on fun, but very serious about educating more than 125 guests on the importance of the “integrative” therapies Healing Warriors Program provides.

Brian Gliba, founder of Project Wounded Egos and guest speaker for the gala, suffered multiple traumatic injuries while serving in Iraq that left him in a wheelchair for more than a year with serious thoughts of suicide. He said commonly prescribed therapies like medication and talk therapies were not working for him until he learned to manage physical pain through treatments like those provided at Healing Warriors Program and it is crucial for medical practitioners, psychiatrists, and psychologists to accept and integrate these alternative treatments.

“I wish it were mandatory for all doctors to go through an alternative treatment class as part of their protocols,” Gliba said. “I know times are changing, but still too many doctors stay away from the alternative treatments, like it is going to hurt you.”

Gliba said he found a new path through photography and teaching others, but he was fortunate that another veteran reached out to him when he was at his lowest point and he credits the intervention with saving his life. He said the process starts with veterans helping other veterans, but the professionals need to accept that maybe they don’t have all the answers.

“Not every therapy is going to help everyone,” Gliba said. “But every therapy will help someone.”

Healing Warriors Program provides Acupuncture, CranioSacral therapy and Healing Touch to the Active Duty and Veteran service member community, for assistance with pain management and PTSD symptoms. The Northern Colorado Healing Warriors Program clinic is located at Spring Creek Medical Park, 2001 S. Shields St, Bld L Fort Collins, CO 80526. They are working on additional clinics in the Denver metro area.

 

Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale auctions off a photograph donated by guest speaker Brian Gliba of Project Wounded Egos. The photograph fetched $500 at auction.
Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale auctions off a photograph donated by guest speaker Brian Gliba of Project Wounded Egos. The photograph fetched $500 at auction.

 

 

Visit the Whimsy County Frog Festival and Support Healing Warriors Program

Visit the Whimsy County Frog Festival and Support Healing Warriors Program

WCFF 14 Art_edited-2Visit The Whimsy Country Frog Festival on September 24, from 1-5pm in Woodmoore Village. All proceeds from the event supports Healing Warriors ProgramThe festival will feature live music, games, crafts, food, beer, prizes and more. Don’t miss the show of classic conveyances—a collection of classic cars and motorcycles vying for the title of “Best in Show”!

We encourage you to support the Whimsy County Frog Festival and Healing Warriors Program!

When: Sunday, September 14th from 1-5pm
Where: Woodmoore Village; 1756 Lake Woodmoore Dr, Monument, CO
Contact: info@frogonalimb.com – ph: 719-481-8888; http://www.frogonalimb.com

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