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FOX31 Problem Solvers: Serving Those Who ServeServing Those Who Serve: Our Partners

FOX31 Problem Solvers: Serving Those Who Serve is proud to partner with organizations that support veterans, active members of the military, and their families.

Freedom Service Dogs

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Freedom Service Dogs of America is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by transforming shelter dogs into service dogs, and custom training them for individual client needs. Clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord Injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since being founded in 1987, Freedom Service Dogs has paired more than 350 client-dog teams at no cost to the client.

For more info about Freedom Service Dogs visit freedomservicedogs.org

Colorado Veterans Project

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Colorado Veterans Project understands the need for a greater appreciation for all Veterans and their families. We are the largest Veteran event-oriented nonprofit organization in Denver. We work side-by-side with the City and County of Denver as well as various Veteran organizations in order to maximize the impact of our special events. Past events have gathered remarkable numbers of spectators and we always offer the opportunity for fellow Veteran nonprofits to host a booth and advertise to our participants.

For more info about the Colorado Veterans Project visit coloradoveteransproject.org

Operation TBI Freedom, A Program of Craig Hospital

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Operation TBI Freedom (OTF) is a program of Craig Hospital that provides support for Veterans and active duty military personnel with traumatic brain injuries. OTF is privately funded and assists Veterans and Service Members who have served at least one day on or after September 11, 2001, reside in Colorado, have clinical evidence or history of TBI event(s), and whose TBI occurred after the start of his/her military service. The TBI does not need to be combat related and OTF will take referrals for any type of military discharge status. Services provided or coordinated by OTF include the following: crisis management, mentoring, emergency financial assistance, employment training, psychosocial education, mental health/medical referrals, assistance navigating complicated benefit processes, and much more.

For more info about Operation TBI Freedom visit operationtbifreedom.org

Stripes to Bars

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We help Veterans get a start in Aviation. Using aviation to provide structure, guidance and direction to Veterans during their critical transition period. Stripes to Bars provides scholarships to qualified Veterans to earn aviation certificates. In doing so, we assist those Veterans transition from military to civilian life, while increasing the pilot population.

Stripes to Bars scholarships and deadlines:

– STBs 2017 scholarship donation window January 1, 2017-October 1, 2017
– Modaero sponsored STBs scholarship application window is open from February 1, 2017-March 31, 2017- awarded June 2, 2017
– STBs 2017 scholarship application window open from October 1, 2017-December 17, 2017, awarded March 1, 2018

For more info about Stripes to Bars visit stripestobars.org

Project Sanctuary

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As the national leader in military family transition services, Project Sanctuary recognizes that the whole family serves, and believes the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the family. We work with veterans and active-duty service members and their families with our exclusive, three-part A.R.T. (Assess, Reconnect, Thrive) program, combining counseling, education, self-development and recreational therapy to help reconnect and build well-adjusted families. The program starts with a six-day, outdoor, therapeutic retreat in a healing environment and continues with ongoing family support services for the service member and the family members for two years following each retreat. With Project Sanctuary, military families go from battle-ready to family-ready.

For more info about Prject Sanctuary visit projectsanctuary.us

Healing Warriors Program

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Healing Warriors Program provides non-narcotic clinic services for pain and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) to Service Members and their families.  Treatment services include Acupuncture, CranioSacral therapy and Healing Touch therapy. The main clinic is located in Ft. Collins with free monthly pop-up clinics in Denver, Colorado Springs and Longmont (opening soon).

A 6-session treatment series for PTS modeled after the Camp Pendleton study with Guided Imagery and Healing Touch is available at the Ft. Collins clinic location.  The recently-launched 6-session Sleep series aimed at supporting improved sleep patterns, is available in Ft.Collins and will be piloting in Denver in March.

For more info about Healing Warrior Program visit healingwarriorsprogram.org

Colorado National Guard Foundation

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The Colorado National Guard Foundation, Inc. celebrates more than 25 years of serving
Soldiers, Airmen, and their Families who serve in the Colorado National Guard. Since 1991, we have exited to assist Colorado Guard members who experience financial hardships and other immediate family emergencies.

For more info about the Colorado National Guard Foundation visit congfoundation.com

Team Rubicon

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Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

For more info about Team Rubicon visit teamrubiconusa.org