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Causes: Arts & Culture, Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Single Organization Support, Veterans

Mission: Checkpoint One is a 501c3 non-profit located in Doswell, Virginia. We offer a non-riding Equine Assisted Therapies & Coaching (specializing in mental health and personal development), yoga, and other stress management-nature-infused services to our First Responders (including ER doctors/nurses/mental health professionals), Military/Veterans, and their immediate families and caregivers. With a focus on PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) as well as ERES (Emergency Responder Exhaust Syndrome) we have developed a unique "out of the box" program that provides tools and methods to give to our clients which can help move past the trauma and turn it into growth. ‚Äč We specialize in assisting the Military community including any currently serving, retired, medically retired or discharged and their immediate family members. The First Responder community consists of any currently serving Fire, EMS, Police, SWAT, Dispatcher, 911 Operator, Special Agents, ER Doctors/Nurses, Trauma Surgeons/Nurses and their immediate families. This list is not all inclusive, so if you have a question about whether or not you may find what we do a need - please contact us.

Target demographics: Bring release, calm, reflection and joy back to the lives of our heroes and their loved ones

Direct beneficiaries per year: 214 People (8 Groups, 13 Individual Clients, 3 families

Geographic areas served: To provide, at no cost, Equine Therapy, Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation to any status Military and their families and the First Responder community and their families

Programs: Equine assisted therapy, Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mindfulness

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After meeting failure time after time through benefits offered to veterans, I stumbled upon Check Point One. It's a breathe of fresh air to be able to slowly put my guard down and realize I can make progress and not have their system fail me as other systems have. Not only am I allowed to work on myself, they allow me to do it with methods I've never seen.....through horses. The counselors and staff are great. Many of them have "walked the walk" and can "talk the talk". They really do care. They put their heart and soul into what they do and they live and breathe to help veterans, first responders, and their families.