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Phone: 214-295-4541
101-C N Greenville Ave 55
Allen
Texas 75002
USA
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Target demographics: returning warriors relax, rehabilitiate and reintegrate

Direct beneficiaries per year: returning warriors and their families with 3,038 vet days on the water.

Geographic areas served: locations across the U.S.A.

Programs: kayak fishing in the outdoors. The program is provided at no cost to the veterans or their families.

Mission:
Our mission is to help returning warriors relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.
Results:
Our program has been privileged to serve over 9,276 warriors since 2007. In 2013, we provided 2,138 warriors and 499 family members a chance to unwind and enjoy the benefits of our kayak fishing program. As a national program, 37 chapters and 2 therapeutic programs deliver the program in 25 states. A network of 2,064 committed volunteers gave 26,127 volunteer hours delivering the program at a value of $578,452 that leveraged the financial investments.

Our therapeutic program is showing promise. A study of 79 warriors over 180 days that kayak fished as part of their rehabilitation demonstrated a 78% reduction in overall stress, 77% reduction in hyper vigilance, 63% reduction in avoidance behavior, and a 56% reduction in recurring nightmares.

2014 is proving to demonstrate continued expansion of our blueprint to reach more returning veterans and their families and help them reconnect in their journey home.

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07/15/14
J_flow - We are disappointed to read your post. Please contact me at 214-295-4541 or Jim.dolan@heroesonthewater.org. Jim Dolan – Founder and CEO... more »
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07/14/14
J_flow I'm truly sorry that the HOW event you attended did not go as well as you hoped. We would love to have you attend one of our events in New Jersey. I will personally make sure you have everything you need to have a great day fishing with us. Please look at our facebook page and hopefully we ... more »
07/14/14
J_flow, hello I am so sorry you were treated that way. Rest assured you will be welcomed with open arms(also a loaner kayak, fishing pole, all bait and tackle, breakfast and lunch) when you register for an event with "Heroes on the Water New Jersey - chapter". Please look us up on FB ASAP. Introduce... more »
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