When you donate to Healing Warriors Program, you’re helping us provide non-narcotic therapy treatments for our service members dealing with pain, post traumatic stress, and sleep issues. Colorado has one of the highest veteran suicide rates in the nation. With your support, we provided treatment for more than 1,500 Veterans and their families and delivered over 14,000 sessions, reaching many more veterans through dozens of outreach service events for both active duty and veteran service members.
Service members are in desperate need for care that works hand-in-hand with their medical care so they can reach their goals for their own health and well being. The service members that come in to the Healing Warriors Program clinic often come to us as a last resort for severe, chronic pain. If we can relieve pain and extend that relief for increasing periods of time, we begin to once again find hope that quality of life can be restored. Each day, our staff is inspired by the life changing work you make possible. Whether it’s at our Fort Collins and Greeley clinic offices, at our monthly free walk-in clinics along the Colorado front range, and for our hundreds of active duty troops, some serving on local bases, some leaving or returning from challenging deployments overseas. You are the reason we can bring in teams to provide much-needed care.
Healing Warriors Program helps veterans and their families ease pain and PTSD symptoms, and help with sleep disturbances through integrative care therapies like Acupuncture, Healing Touch, and CranioSacral therapy.
The importance of non-narcotic care becomes clear when taken in context of medication interaction. Our objective is to provide a mechanism for relieving pain, anxiety, sleep and other issues, that will not counteract existing courses of treatment.
Our staff and our volunteers work countless hours to ensure that our service members and their families receive care. 2018 was another year of tremendous growth. This was the year that we received the prestigious Newman’s Own Award recognizing us as 1 of 5 nation-wide non-profits to be recognized for innovation in Veteran Services. We were honored to receive the award at the Pentagon from General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This award has spotlighted our work and opened the door for broader conversations around Integrative Care for which we are an acknowledged subject matter expert.
Our relationship with local area medical professionals, and with the Veterans Administration, was reinforced by our mutual goal of offering non-narcotic options for main management. This resulted in a significant increase in the demand for services.
Veteran’s Administration and U.S. Census Bureau data suggests that there are more than 20,000 Veterans in our communities along the Colorado Front Range and Wyoming that experience chronic pain and Post-Traumatic Stress. Nationally, more than 20 Veterans take their own lives every day, while half of all Veterans who seek VA health services are living with chronic pain. We’ve shown it doesn’t have to be this way for Veterans in our community.
Together, we can break the chains of Post-Traumatic Stress and chronic pain so that every Veteran can thrive