The Department of Veterans Affairs official website:
Community based Vet Centers
Equines for Freedom (EFF) is a nonprofit organization treating active and former military personnel who are experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), no matter the source of the trauma. Utilizing one of the most effective treatments available, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EFF has treated over 19 veterans to date.
Equine Specialists and credentialed mental health professionals partner with carefully selected horses to address the client’s psychotherapy goals. This experiential approach allows professionals to teach a wide range of life skills and coping techniques to those struggling with mental health issues. These interactive processes provide participants with insight for observation and growth while promoting healthy communication, social skills, patience, and confidence.
Corrections Outreach for Veteran and Employee Restoration.
Organization for Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
This an outreach group to help active and retired corrections staff and their families deal with the effects of traumatic stress inherent to working in correctional facilities..
BATTLE BORNE was founded to help veterans find their path to recovery by connecting them with the resources available in their community.
No matter their struggle, BATTLE BORNE will assist them in navigating their way to a better quality of life.
Veterans and military families from PA or serving with any PA unit are welcome to come in and get food, pet food, or household items during regular hours. We have referral services available to direct you to other help depending on your needs.
All of our assistance is anonymous.
Dog T.A.G.S. (Train Assist Guide Serve), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from service connected PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and/or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers. We have veterans who have served in conflicts ranging from Vietnam to present day Iraq and Afghanistan.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with the mission of lessening the impacts of both stress and trauma upon police officers and retirees.
Trauma, in particular, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide.
Badge of Life is also committed to providing accurate statistics and profile information on police suicides in the United States. Badge of Life is self-supporting but accepts donations to assist in accomplishing its mission. All services provided by Badge of Life are free —
there are no speaker’s fees or charges for materials,
services or information.
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