On October 7, 2020, Swim With A Mission presented The Currier Museum of Art with a check for $717,500 to to construct a dedicated programming space for Veterans. This space is now complete and offers Veterans and their families from all over the state to take part in art therapy classes. A comprehensive arts program that serves veterans, active service members, and their families, the Currier Museum’s Art for Veterans is an art-focused program that offers unique and FREE opportunities for veterans, active service members, and their families to come together and experience the benefits of the creative experience at the Currier Museum of Art.
Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Equine Immersion Project offers hope to those who feel the weight of service/support to our country. Service members and their families experience growth and learning in these areas:
Horses are proven catalysts of change and healing among animal assisted therapies that promote mental health and well-being. Seeking alternatives to traditional methods is key to meeting the needs of the veteran community. EIP weekend retreats have provided over 750 veterans a transformative experience. EIP is honored to serve those who have served- all branches, all eras, all family members, all support persons and all care givers at no charge.
Contact: Tara Mahoney, LPC
The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute runs Camp Resilience Retreats to help service members, veterans, first responders and their loved ones recover and maintain their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. These free 3-4 day retreats combine peer-to-peer counseling, life skills workshops and outdoor experiential learning. Camp Resilience strives to provide attendees with the tools to develop self-improvement goals and sustained ties to their community. The retreats stress the importance of camaraderie and wellness in fostering resilience.
P.O. Box 7384
Gilford, NH 03247-7384
Telephone: (978) 219-4003
CreatiVets’ goal is to offer opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. The organization uses various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing.
Hidden Battles is a non-profit organization that strives to help preserve the healthy minds of Military / Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Dispatch, and Nursing through treatment and counseling for depression, suicidal tendencies, and PTSD. Our defenders are absorbing the horrors of their occupations. They struggle with the hidden battles fought in their minds on a daily basis. Whether it is the horrors of war, personal injury or a fatal car crash, the effects are everlasting. Over the course of their careers, the stress piles up to sometimes a fatal level. Our returning soldiers, fire fighters, police officers and other first responders need an outlet. Whether it is a peer group, a service dog or team building therapy we need to provide them with the programs and services to protect them from internal harm.
100 Merrimack St # 202 Lowell, MA 01852
Telephone: (978) 551-5116
Clear Path for Veterans New England (Clear Path NE) is a 501(c)3 established in 2017 with one mission — to build a safe, supportive and respectful place for Veterans to seek the help and resources they need in order to successfully integrate into their communities. The Family is an integral part of this and the first line of defense in upholding wellness. The activities that Clear Path provides to Veterans include; archery, bowling, and off-road cycling just to name a few.
Clear Path for Veterans New England ·
84 Antietam St, Devens, MA 01434
Phone: (978) 384-8800
ACF believes that physical, mental, social, and emotional health must be nurtured to achieve wellness.
ACF helps our injured warriors achieve wellness in an atmosphere of camaraderie by providing veterans with challenging and rewarding events, including; hiking, mountaineering, deep sea fishing, rock climbing, ice climbing, snowshoe hiking, sporting events & tournaments, and much more.
Azimuth Check Foundation
PO Box 120,
Bethlehem, NH 03574
House in the Woods is a nonprofit organization offering outdoor programs to bring together small groups of active military, veterans, and their family members to relax, share, bond, and deal with the stress, loss, grief, and other emotions which can haunt the grieving soul.
They offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, hunting, fishing, nature tours, campfires, swimming, wildlife identification and spotting, and other natural Eastern Maine resource “treasures” God has given their beautiful state to enjoy. As participants face the outdoor challenges presented by Mother Nature herself, they will have the opportunity to share laughter, memories, sorrow, service, and pride, among many other common bonds.
House in the Woods
217 Skunk Hill Rd, Lee, ME 04455
Phone: 207-570-4806 | Fax: 207-738-4420
Honor Flight New England joined with the national organization Honor Flight Network in the Spring of 2009, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s most senior veterans. Through generous donations, they transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials AT NO COST TO THE VETERAN.
It is estimated that there are currently less that 200,000 surviving WWII Veterans of the 16 million that served. It is also estimated that approximately 180 WWII Veterans are passing each day. Korean War Veterans are not far behind, they are in their 80’s and 90’s. Although Vietnam Veterans are younger, they are experiencing health problems related to their war service.
Honor Flight New England has learned a lot over the years, most notably that our veteran heroes aren’t asking for recognition. It is our position that they deserve it. Our program is just a small token of our appreciation for those that gave so much.
Honor Flight New England
PO Box 16287
Hooksett, NH 03106
Mission 22’s commitment could not be more personal. Mission 22 was founded by Veterans. Most of the staff are Veterans, spouses of Veterans, or have immediate family members who have served in the US military.
Mission 22 provides extensive, personalized support and resources to help Veterans and their families thrive. Mission 22’s programs for Veterans and military spouses offer everything from biometric monitoring of stress, sleep, and activity levels; to meditation and coaching; to exercise programs and a wellness supplement regimen; to books and learning resources to help Veterans put their experience in context.
Mission 22 recognizes that a Veteran’s experience is a family’s experience – families live through all of the ups and downs that soldiers returning home do. They have developed a support program exclusively for spouses to take positive steps that renew their identities as individuals and the strengths they bring to their household.
694 N Larch St #910
Sisters, OR 97759
Phone: (503) 908-8505
The Travis Mills Foundation supports recalibrated veterans and their families through various programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical and emotional obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.
They support these veterans through their nationally recognized retreat located in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine. Veteran families who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses-paid, barrier-free experience in Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s outdoors.
Travis Mills Foundation Office
647 Castle Island Road
Mt. Vernon, ME 04352
Operation Renewed Freedom is a 501(c)3 helping veterans, military members, first responders and their families discover the FREEDOM to LIVE ABUNDANT Lives. Offering HOPE, HEALING, using a model of IMMERSION and EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING while partnering with HORSES
Operation Renewed Freedom
PO Box 366
Raymond NH 03077
“EMPOWERING WOUNDED VETERANS, ONE FAIRWAY AT A TIME.”
The SMGA’s mission is to provide rehabilitative golf programs, experiences, and family inclusive golf opportunities for post 9/11 wounded war veterans in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes. Eligible veterans and service members include those wounded or injured in post 9/11 military operations, including those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
SALUTE MILITARY GOLF ASSOCIATION (SMGA)
Argyle Country Club
14600 Argyle Club Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Phone: +1 (301) 500-7449
Providing care and rest through outdoor activities at NO cost for Active Duty, retired, and anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, supervised by Veterans!
Warriors @ 45 North offers many activities including: Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking, Boating, Fly Tying, Shooting, Hiking, ATV Riding(with Staff), Snow Machine Riding, RELAXING!!!!!
And much, much more!!
Warriors @ 45 North
P.O Box 132
Pittsburg, NH 03592-0132
Phone: 603-538-9994 or 603-331-2993
Hometown Hero Outdoors was founded with one primary goal – to extend our reach to every law enforcement officer, military service member, and military veteran and ensure that they’ve got a way to temporarily escape the daily stress and frustration of civilian life through a safe outdoor adventure of their choosing.
By facilitating outdoor activities such as hunting in Alaska, camping in the Pacific Northwest, and fishing off the coast of Florida (just to name a few), we give them the opportunity to:
- Connect with individuals who have experienced similar situations
- Begin the mental healing process through outdoor fun and relaxation
- Build a strong and positive support system for moving forward
- Conquer challenges, overcome obstacles, and settle into civilian life
If you’re interested in bear hunting or ice fishing, then the New England Chapter (consisting of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) is thrilled to be able to accompany you. Always up for an adventure, this team will work diligently to ensure that recipients have an incredible experience while also connecting through shared experiences.
Hometown Hero Outdoors
P.O BOX 210, Stillwater MN 55082
Phone: 603-973-4661 – David Gray