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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to ​provide critically needed​ support ​to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. ​ ​

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for the $3,000 recent grant award to help offer a healing retreat for local veterans! St. Francis Spirituality Center is very gracious for this wonderful gift and appreciate the honor of being in partnership with this reputable national foundation.

This retreat will be held at St. Francis Spirituality Center November 3-5, 2017
This retreat for all veterans and active duty service members is designed to offer healing
insights from one of the most beloved saints: St. Francis of Assisi, who was himself a prisoner of war. Participants will examine the challenges confronting veterans in light of the life of a saint who rose out of the ashes of combat to become an icon of peace. You will
gain further insights from contemporary authors:
Joseph Campbell in The Hero’s Journey
and Harry Moody in Five Stages of the Soul.

Retreat team includes:
Dr. Greg Massiello, Ph.D, trauma therapist,
Fr. Conrad Targonski, OFM, retired Marine
Corp chaplain, and Rev. William Reese, Lutheran
Minister and a Vietnam Veteran,
Sister Edna Michel, Director St. Francis Spirituality Center

For more information about how to attend this Northwest Ohio retreat, please email or phone St. Francis Spirituality Center:
Phone: 419-443-1485
Email: peace@franciscanretreats.org

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The DVNF granted Boise Rescue Mission Ministries $10,000, which will fund our Veterans Ministry Program (VMP). Implemented in 2010, the VMP is the only program of its kind for homeless veterans in the state of Idaho. This grant is being used to support the mental health services offered by the VMP and is being applied to expenses associated with providing services such as psychological testing, 24-hour crisis intervention, individual counseling, case and treatment plan management, medication management, and specialized therapy in life skills and symptom management.
BRMM would like to thank the DVNF for their support, allowing us to continue to serve the homeless veterans in our community and help them successfully transition back into civilian life.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Development Director of Warriors' Best Friend I can't begin to express how much we value our partnership with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. For two years, Warriors' Best Friend has received the support of the DVNF which has allowed us to adopt homeless dogs from animal shelters, like Bosco (pictured below) and train them to assist veterans battling Post traumatic stress disorder/and or Traumatic Brain Injury. We are able to provide these critically-needed service dogs at no cost to veterans and their families thanks to the support of partners like the DVNF!

The DVNF's support is so important for programs like ours. Despite the incredible emotional and physical benefits of service dogs, many veterans are unable to obtain a dog due to extreme costs and long wait lists. The DVNF helps to bridge this gap for veterans and provide access to this important and life-saving care!

I'm especially impressed with the amount of time and effort the DVNF commits to each non-profit to strengthen and grow our programs that help us to thrive, improve our quality of care, and provide services to more and more veterans. The staff at DVNF are amazing and are always looking for ways to help us connect to more men and women that could benefit from our program, as well as provide any counsel or resources needed!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Huge thanks to everyone at the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for the recent grant award to Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. DVNF's support has enabled us to begin a partnership with Evans Army Community Hospital, located on Fort Carson Army Post, to provide mental health services to Soldiers addressing post traumatic stress symptoms. This support will not only allow us to help our nation's heroes find health and healing but also to rebuild relationships with families. At PPTRC we understand it is not only our duty but our privilege to serve these men and women in conjunction with Evans Community Hospital and we are proud to be a part of the DVNF family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Family Endeavors is grateful to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for its support of our Veteran Services programs. Funding from DVNF will enable Family Endeavors' Employment Specialists to pay for specialized vocational training for unemployed Veterans in San Antonio and South Texas. These Veterans will be better equipped for quality employment in fields such as logistics, welding, and health care. Thank you, DVNF, for supporting our Veterans in Military City, USA!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at Veterans Yoga Project honor the work Disabled Veterans National Foundation does to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. And, we are most grateful to have the partnership of Disabled Veterans National Foundation as we bring forward our mission to support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities.

Funding from Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) supports new online, web-based components to further Veterans Yoga Project’s reach and ability to help the military veteran community. It supports the development of a professionally produced online Practice Library as a resource for continued education and support and will allow at-risk and disabled veterans to access valuable Mindful Resilience self-regulation tools and skills on-demand from any of their electronic devices.

We applaud DVNF's vision and are thankful for its recognition of the value of offering veterans mobile and online access to the resources we provide.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

DVNF awarded CharlotteBridgeHome.org with a grant for $15,000 in 2017! We are using this grant to support our counseling pillar at CBH. Veterans from nine counties in North Carolina can receive no cost counseling from our psychiatrist and female Veteran on staff. We serve clients ranging from Veterans in transition to clients with PTSD and TBI. The money has also allowed us to start a Female Veterans group. We had our first session this week thanks to the support of DVNF (pictured below)!

Robin167

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Rating: 5

Queen of Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is very grateful for the support it has received from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The DVNF financial assistance will sponsor a series of individualized therapeutic riding sessions to veterans with disabilities.

This grant addresses the need to serve veterans from all eras, active and reserve, who face mild to severe issues and disabilities such as: missing limbs; traumatic brain injury; paralysis; depression; and/or readapting to nonmilitary life after service. These conditions have been demonstrated as treatable through the horse-based activities and staff of the QoH Equine Services for Heroes program.

More than 229,000 veterans live in the QoH service area: Of these, an estimated 26 percent, or nearly 61,000 veterans, have a disability. The families of these individuals may struggle with separation and recovery, as well. Therapeutic equine-assisted activities such as riding has been proven to aid with balance, core strength, physical fitness, self-confidence, self-esteem, improved cognitive thinking and/or control impulsive behavior.

Queen of Hearts Equine Services for Heroes is a proud recipient of DVFN's support so we can further support those who are heroes to our nation.

Ginger14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I honestly don’t think many people realize the challenges women veteran face. Everyone focuses on the probems but very few focus on solutions to support women veterans. Support for women veteranas and for women veterans organizations is extremely hard to come by an this is whay we are thrilled to have the support of DVNF. Women Veterans Interactive is grateful for the $11,000 grant received from the DVNF for our Women Warrior Health and Wellness Program. As the President of Women Veterans Interactive, I commend DVNF for leading the way in supporting the women who have served an sacrificed for our country. Thanks DVNF

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The excellence of the team at the Disabled Veterans National Foundation speaks to the caliber of the work that this organization does on behalf of our veterans. They maintain a resource database to help the veteran navigate available services and resources which can be quite complex. They also partner with the non-profit community of veteran service providers to support a network of services and programs designed to provide assistance and enable healing. Our organization, Healing Warriors Program, is one of those Veteran-services nonprofits, and was recently awarded a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. This grant will enable us to provide much-needed non-narcotic care for our service members with pain and Post Traumatic Stress. This has been life-changing for many of our service members. Thank you for walking the talk.