Below are a list of programs we provide for our Combat Veterans. Through Engagement we allow for an environment to empower our Warfighters where they can connect and grow.
This our main aspect of our Warfighter Outreach. Through various events around the Valley, we give our Combat Veterans and their families the opportunity to be around one another. Our free events include softball, golf, hiking, BBQ's, bowling, skiing, one-on-one time with other Combat Veterans, as well as family orientated events and much more.
Peer Mentoring - Battle Back Program
When needed, our Warfighters are given a mentor to be an a friendly ear throughout their days, help develop a plan of action and follow up with them if they need encouragement to move forward. Our mentors have all undergone mentor training which includes Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
H.O.P.E. stands for Help Our Patriots Endure. We connect Warfighters with members of their community to check-in, say hello, and ask how everything is going. Through engagement with our trained volunteers, Warfighters can begin to feel, more than ever, that their community truly cares about them.
With the right resources, a Warfighter has a better chance for a seamless transition to their civilian life. Homelessness, joblessness, suicide, mental health, physical health, and integration continue to be an issue for those returning home from combat. We will help connect those that need further support with other non-profit organizations or government agencies.
Family Support Program
We know how important a strong and knowledgeable family support system is to our Warfighters. We offer Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) 101 classes to family members to educate them on triggers and coping skills so they can better understand and help their Warfighter. We also offer activities for loved ones to encourage inter-family relationship building techniques as well as networking with other families who have similar interests. Peer support is also available.
We here at A Combat Veteran's Hope understand that emergencies happen all the time. For that we have begun to provide monetary help to assist those who need a hand with unforeseen circumstances. This year alone, thanks to our community support around the valley, we will give up to $12,000. With your support, we hope next year there will be even more!
Female Warfighter Program
We here at ACVH know that women account for approximately 10% of California's Veteran population. So we continue to provide engagement opportunities designed specifically for our Female Combat Veterans and their needs. This program allows us to ensure that they have all the necessary resources and support.
S.O.A.R. stands for Survive, Overcome, Adapt, Recover. With the help of our experienced and certified staff, we provide our Warfighters with the group support meetings settings they may need as well as one-on-one counseling sessions upon request. We know that no one needs to feel alone when they come home.
Many of our Warfighters still have the desire to free themselves of their normal day-to-day tasks and take a break to enjoy the outdoors. From fishing, archery, hunting, and hiking, we are proud to facilitate adventures for our Warfighters to experience together and form new bonds with others who have served in combat.
ACVH Memorial Scholarship Fund
In the name of Our Fallen Heroes, we have created a committee of Veterans, their families, and other veteran supporters to award chosen students in need with their school costs and tuition. These scholarships are awarded based on merit, application, community engagement, veteran involvement and need.