Semper K9’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by providing them assistance dogs. Using rescued and donated dogs, Semper K9 provides service dogs for psychiatric alert and mobility challenges free of charge to wounded service members.
Driven by a desire to give back to America’s post 9/11 veterans, Marine Corps Combat Veteran Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda founded Semper K9 in 2014. The nonprofit seeks to heal the wounds of war by training service dogs to provide physical and emotional support to veterans and their families. These dogs enrich and restore lives by assisting their owners with overcoming daily challenges. The nonprofit gives those veterans with physical impairments dogs who can assist them with three or more duties to improve their health and mobility. Others affected by PTSD or related mental health difficulties benefit from dogs that help them recover emotionally and remain calm throughout painful times. Aside from providing service dogs, Semper K9 also has a Veteran Internship Program, Family Integration Program and a Service Dog Maintenance Training Program for service members who already have a service dog and need extra task training assistance.
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
For too long those most affected by alcohol and other drug problems have been absent from the public policy debate. Faces & Voices of Recovery was founded in 2001 at a Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota, the culmination of more than two years of work to provide focus for a growing advocacy force among people in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends and allies. Since then, the addiction recovery movement has exploded – in the US and around the globe. In 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery adopted a Core Positioning Statement, laying out the principles for a national campaign and elected a 22-member Campaign Advisory Committee to provide leadership to the campaign.
Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training may also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.
At Pets for Vets, we believe our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude. Our troops have been brave but many of them have returned with physical and emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Gathering of Mountain Eagles (GME) is a non-profit charity that provides opportunities for Americans to share their recreational resources with wounded or injured Americans and selected family members. The concept of “adventure therapy” challenges military (active, reserve, National Guard, retired, service separated and selected associated) members and spouses with activities such as whitewater rafting, skiing, mountain biking, ropes courses, golf, etc. to help in their physical and psychological recovery.
GATHERING OF MOUNTAIN EAGLES provides opportunities for wounded or injured American military service members and selected family members, to enjoy the therapeutic effects of adventure activities and relaxation opportunities primarily within the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Secondarily, it provides occasions to thank the warriors, enhance public awareness and increase aid for all programs supporting those wounded or injured Americans and spouses.
Sober Partners Network’s Philosophy is that Sobriety has to be fun or our clients won’t find any value in the work it takes to stay Sober and we insist on having fun with our clients. We provide a comprehensive list of services in the recovery industry and our staff has a passion for working with folks new to recovery.
Make no mistake, left un-treated Alcohol and Drug Addiction is a life-threatening disease and we believe that in order to “show” our clients that life is better Sober, a little Sun and Fun can’t hurt.
Whether a client needs a quick Detox and a Sober Companion to join them back at home and work or a comprehensive long-term program including a drug or alcohol Intervention, several months in a Residential Treatment Facility, Sober Coaching and Aftercare, Sober Partners has got you covered and can facilitate all of your sobriety needs.