Throughout American history, millions of members of the United States Armed Forces have fought in deadly wars and battles to protect our country and its freedom. One of the tragic consequences to those engaged in these wars is post-traumatic effects to our heroes well being. Our program partners show an appreciation for that sacrifice, and aid in our mission, which is of significant therapy for our nation’s heroes.
DAV of Minnesota
A membership organization made up exclusively of Minnesota men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, our mission is to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served. We help veterans like you get the benefits and support you need. Learn how we can help you file benefit claims, connect with other veteran organizations that seek to serve you and more on the veterans’ page.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.
Healing Patriots uses the power of The Great Outdoors. Fishing is one tool we use to relax and refocus on the simple things in life. During the multiple day expeditions, the goal is to go back to basics in building confidence, refocus on faith, develop team concepts, make new friends, build the camaraderie that was thought to be lost, and learn techniques to fish for multiple species.
The great outdoors provides a unique opportunity to get away and become one with nature and its healing powers.
Band of Brothers Outdoors
Band of Brothers Outdoors was started and founded by three Military Veterans with one mission in mind… “To get our Veterans and Active duty members outdoors to experience the benefits of Recreational Therapy!”. Whether it be Kayaking, Mushrooming, Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Hunting or Fishing, Band of Brothers Outdoors is committed to helping our veterans and active duty service members get back outdoors.
Warriors Never Give Up
Operation Black Hills Cabin
Camp Bliss – Retreats and Private Rentals
2023 Camp Bliss Retreats for Veterans, Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities! Click on any of the events below for more information. The main focus of this center is to assist people with disabilities and Veterans. As a result, Veterans can reconnect with their families, heal from trauma experienced during their service, cope with any service-related disability, and adjust to civilian life.
Purple Hearts and Heroes exists to provide Deserving Veterans, Special Needs Children and Children of the Fallen the opportunity and ability to connect or reconnect with the outdoors through outdoor adventures. We encourage any veteran, special needs child, children of our fallen soldiers or gold star family members to apply with us. We will be in touch as soon as we can to follow up with you.
Walleyes for Wounded Heroes provides opportunities for our nation’s current or former uniformed members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn Law Enforcement Officers, sworn Fire Fighters and sworn or affirmed Emergency Medical Responders, all of whom have been injured from combat operations or line-of-duty service, to fish and reconnect with nature’s healing properties. Charter Captains and private boat owners take our Wounded Heroes walleye fishing for a 4 day event the last weekend of June at no charge. Walleyes for Wounded Heroes provides lodging, meals, entertainment, and transportation around the Port Clinton area.
MFO provides unique outdoor experiences that foster camaraderie, healthy living, unity and healing for veterans and their families. We are a non profit, 501(c)(3), veterans organization designed to get our veterans and their families outdoors and enjoying this country they sacrificed so much to protect. 100% of all donations go towards lodging, meals and supplies needed for the events. There are no overhead fees and our volunteers receive no compensation. All guides and event hosts have donated their time, equipment and services to provide the veterans with memorable and successful experiences.
Fishing with Vets is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide veterans, both active and retired, with an opportunity to fish some of the mid-west’s premier fishing destinations. The veterans are paired up with guides who are some of Midwest’s best fishermen/women. The main goal of our events is to create life-long memories and friendships for our veterans. To Those Who Served : To Those Still Serving.
Camp Ripley, located near Little Falls, Minnesota, is a 53,000-acre regional training center hosting numerous ranges and state-of-the-art facilities to support the training requirements of military and civilian agencies. In addition to providing resources enabling customers to train in a realistic environment, CRTC remains committed to environmentally-sound stewardship throughout Central Minnesota to include its 18 miles of undeveloped Mississippi River shoreline. www.mnvetsoutdoors.org
Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN
Veterans Honor Fight of ND/MN is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s Veterans for all their sacrifices. Top priority is given to the senior Veterans – World War II and Korean War Veterans – along with other Veterans who may be terminally ill. Flights occur in the spring and fall of each year pending fundraising.
Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat
DOVR provides a safe, inclusive, and Relaxing wilderness immersion for veterans and civilians alike. Vets Can Return, Rest and Renew among a welcoming community. DOVR is committed to supporting this nation’s veterans. Vets have sacrificed so much for this country, and we’re honored to support them in our small ways.