Companions for Heroes provides companion animals and skilled companion dogs, obtained from shelters and/or rescues, free of charge (after reimbursement) to active duty military personnel, military veterans, and first-responders recovering from the psychological challenges they suffered during service to our country. Companions for Heroes increases public awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other challenges confronting our country’s heroes; and rally’s support for animal welfare and the adoption of shelter and/or rescue animals.
Companions for Heroes is a non-clinical and non-facility based organization that places special emphasis on creating mutually beneficial opportunities for shelter and rescue animals, some who might otherwise be euthanized, and our nation’s service men and women by accessing the expertise of medical care professionals and animal welfare organizations. Companions for Heroes is an Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) program that recognizes the incredible power of the human-animal relationship and seeks to support those suffering from psychological stress as they pursue recovery with the unconditional love of a pet.
As you know, there are 18 veterans that commit suicide everyday and one (1) animal is put down every second – Companions for Heroes' work helps facilitate the healing and support for the 10-12 million men and women who suffer with some form of psychological condition and homes for the four-five million sheltered animals who are euthanized every year so that both may live in dignity as they embark on their journey together. Companions for Heroes provides our Nation’s heroes with accessible, cost-effective animal assisted activities (animal companionship) as they pursue rehabilitative and therapeutic care from their health care providers.
Companions for Heroes (C4H) provides healing and support for the 10-12 million men and women that suffer with some form of psychological condition and homes for the 4-5 million shelter animals that are euthanized every year so that both may live in dignity together. C4H will provide our nation’s heroes with accessible, cost-effective Animal Assisted Activities (animal companionship) as they pursue rehabilitative and therapeutic care from their healthcare providers across the country.