There are many resources available to veterans and their families throughout Colorado. CPT12 would like to give special thanks to the Veteran’s Passport to Hope for providing the list below.
Additionally, the National Veterans Foundation has compiled a PDF of national veteran resources.
A.C.T.S. RESOURCE CENTER
The Veterans Assistance Program supports Homeless/end of deployment displaced Veterans in their reintegration back into society, by providing shelter, basic needs and resources. Because the words homeless and Veterans should never be used together, They fought for our lives, we fight to get their’s back.
Services: Veterans Reintegration Program, Housing, Meals,Job Search assistance, Transportation, Home environment, Veterans Staff, Resident Veteran Phd counselor, life-skills, Legal assistance, Clothing, Food bank, Financial Guidance, Drug/Alcohol Counseling.
3030 N Downing Street Denver Colorado 80205
720-763-1237 or 720-365-7866
There are many different treatment options for people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. Our comprehensive rehabilitation resource center will help you find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Addiction Group is dedicated to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness.
AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY, INC.
American Military Family provides emergency financial aid, therapeutic mental health relief, reintegration assistance and peer support to our troops and their families.
Services: Free mental health support therapy sessions with certified licensed therapeutic combat veterans, emergency financial assistance, Adopt-a-Soldier/Unit- collect essentials food/toiletry/magazine items and ship to troops serving in harm’s way.
PO Box 1101, Brighton, CO 80601
AMERICAN PATRIOT SERVICE CORP
The mission of American Patriot Service Corp. is to serve our military veterans and their families by helping veterans and their surviving spouses apply for pension and health care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are grateful, passionate, and committed to help those who have served our country, and to do so at no cost to them. We perform our service to veterans and their families with an unwavering commitment to our core values and the highest professional standards and reputation.
Services: Assisting military Veterans and their families in applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.
9250 E Costilla Ave, Suite 655, Greenwood Village, CO 80112
720-242-8027 ext 1015
Empowering clients. Enriching lives. Embracing purpose.
Services: Resource Navigation; Employment Services; Mentorship.
220 Ruskin Drive., Colorado Springs, CO 80910
719-246-4111 or (719) 572-6100
BILL DANIELS VETERAN SERVICES CENTER
The Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center is a collaboration of Federal, state, and local community organizations dedicated to serving Veterans in need.
Services: Housing Assistance, Employment Assistance, VA Benefits, Public Benefits, Community Resource Navigation, Financial Health, Volunteer Opportunities, Reintegration & Peer Support.
1247 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF COLORADO
To improve the quality of life for people with brain injuries by connecting survivors with resources to help navigate the path of rehabilitation.
Services: Resource information, referral & navigation, adaptive recreation programs (“Challenge By Choice”), support groups (specific to brain injury).
1385 S. Colorado Blvd, Bldg B, Ste 300, Denver, CO 80222
CO COLUMBINE-WM HISTORY CHAPTER
To preserve and promote the history and traditions of women Marines. To provide assistance to hospitalized veterans and members of the Armed Forces. To promote the civic and social welfare of the community.
Services: Referrals for services needed, emergency funds when we have the resources, counseling/camaraderie.
3066 S. Granby Street, Aurora, CO 80014
COLORADO SPRINGS VET CENTER
Vet Centers serve veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care that adds value for veterans, families, and communities. Care includes professional education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies, and provides a key access link between veterans and other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Services: Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families. Family counseling for military related issues. Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death. Military sexual trauma counseling and referral. Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc. Substance abuse assessment and referral. Employment assessment & referral. VBA benefits explanation and referral. Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.
602 South Nevada Avenue
COLORADO THERAPY HORSES
HIS, Inc., dba as the Colorado Therapy Horses, and the Wounded Human Project serving humans at G.I. Joey’s Training Center is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to serving men and women through various means of relationship counseling, mentoring and other services to become productive parts of their communities, locally and nationally. We do this in part through a unique Equine Therapy called “Natural Humanship Training” which is one of the few methods that integrates “natural” horsemanship principals while ingeniously allowing the human to be trained by the horse (Watch this YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/ftae9tFSqVc).
Services: We provide a unique means of helping Veterans and their families how to navigate the difficulties of PTSD, TBI and MST (MSA) by using relationship therapy with a horse. We offer Psycho Social Services, Substance Abuse, Family Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Services & (PT, OT, ST), Eating Disorder Treatment and a RESPID experience with a 1,200-pound animal in a non-riding program staffed by veterans and professional counselors.
Richard C. McMahan
6127 West 16th Street
970-302-5204 or 970-430-0785
Provide quality trauma-informed yoga teaching accessible to veterans and their family; provide teacher training to improve the quality of trauma-informed teaching; provide scholarship to teacher training for veterans to attain their 200 hour teacher certification.
Services: Free trauma informed yoga.
Margot K. Timbel
PO Box 27621, Denver, CO 80227
303-956-2921 or 303-550-2237
DEFENSE AND VETERANS BRAIN INJURY CENTER (DVBIC)
To serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
Services: At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats, supports, trains and monitors service
Building 7489 Sutherland Circle, Fort Carson, CO 80913
DENVER VA COMMUNITY RESOURCE AND REFERRAL CENTER
To provide outreach and concrete services to veterans who are homeless in the Denver Metro Area.
Services: Access to transitional housing and homeless services, including showers and storage for homeless veterans.
3030 Downing Street, Denver, CO
DENVER VA MEDICAL CENTER – MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC (MHC)
Services: Mental health counseling and psychiatric emergency service.
1st floor Ewing, 1055 Clermont St., Denver, CO 80220
DENVER VET CENTER
Vet Centers serve veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care that adds value for veterans, families, and communities. Care includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies, and provides a key access link between the veteran and other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Services: We provide individual, family and group counseling for Veterans and their families. Additionally, we provide military sexual trauma counseling and bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death. We see veterans with any discharge other than dishonorable and you do not need to be signed up for VA healthcare to use Vet Center Services.
7465 E. 1st Avenue Suite B Denver, CO 80230
303-326-0645 or 877-927-8387
FREEDOM SERVICE DOGS OF AMERICA
The mission of Freedom Service Dogs is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs.
Services: Offers full-access service dogs to veterans free of charge and support for client/dog team.
7193 S. Dillon Ct., Englewood, CO 80112
HEALING WARRIORS PROGRAM
To advance individual wellbeing for Veterans and their families through complementary care services and education.
Services: Free care clinic services to veterans and their families, including: Acupuncture,Cranio-Sacral therapy and Healing Touch to ease pain and Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.
Stuart Professional Park, 1136 E. Stuart St Suite 4202, Fort Collins, CO 80525
720-231-9484 or 303-522-6113
JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
To inspire hope, improve lives and strengthen our community by providing mental health and related solutions for individuals and families.
Services: Veteran/family counseling, juvenile programs, vocational readiness assistance.
Carl LoFaro, LSW
4851 Independence Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6715
JUST ONE DAY
The concept was to give our disabled heroes and veterans some free time to simply enjoy nature and experience a break in their medical recovery program routine, and to help them with their physical and mental rehabilitation.
Services: Take veterans and wounded soldiers out fishing for a day.
619 Scorpio Dr Littleton, CO 80124
303-907-0501 or 720-448-1682
MODEL SYSTEMS KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION CENTER (MSKTC)
Supports the Model Systems programs in meeting the information needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury by summarizing research.
Services: Resources to support programs in meeting the needs of individuals with SCI, TBI and burn injuries.
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Washington, DC 20007
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
To advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD.
Services: Education and research for PTSD and stress-related disorders.
215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05006
OPERATION PHOENIX RECOVERY
To provide a safe, supportive environment for members in recovery who wish to become a Phoenix and rise from the ashes of their previous experiences, and learn the skills necessary to be positive and productive members of society.
24 S. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Services: Provides peer support for Combat Veterans who suffer from cognitive issues related to Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and have a commitment to recover.
People House provides opportunities for personal and spiritual growth in a safe supportive community.
3035 W. 25th Avenue Denver CO 80211 and 13693 E. Iliff Avenue. Suite 112, Aurora, CO 80014
Services: Counseling, group activities and training in a safe and supportive community.
PETS FOR VETS COLORADO
The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.
Services: Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter animal that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the animals and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training can also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.
935 Logan St, Unit 310, Denver, CO 80203
Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, strength training, yoga, mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober. We also have a specific Military Program which helps members transition to the larger community.
Services: Sobriety, Drug rehabilitation, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy.
2233 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205
720-440-9175 or 719-434-3387
Services: Specializing in treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder using evidence based practice techniques to include Prolonged Exposure therapy and Cognitive Processing therapy.
3570 East 12th Ave, Suite 104, Denver, CO 80206
303-586-5013 or 303-647-9376
PUPPIES BEHIND BARS
Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.
Services: Dog Tags – Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us was established by Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) in 2006 to provide service dogs to combat veterans returning home from Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) who have suffered a physical injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Puppies Behind Bars is a 501(c)3 based out of NYC, but offers services available to CO veterans. We have placed 54 service dogs with veterans across the nation to date, five of which are in CO.
At The Recovery Village, we believe that long-lasting sobriety begins with a full continuum of care. That means our drug treatment programs are comprehensive and progressive, with each stage of treatment building on one another for a thorough approach to recovery. If you are looking for the best drug treatment available we have the resources to help you from start to finish of your treatment.
Services: Alcohol and drug treatment programs.
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Locations throughout the country
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FISHER HOUSE
The Rocky Mountain Fisher House serves those who have served by providing a “home-away-from-home” at no cost to service members, veterans, or their families while they’re receiving medical treatment for illness, disease, or injury.
Services: We provide lodging at no cost to active duty military, veterans and their families while they’re receiving medical treatment from the Denver VA or approved VA facility.
1954 Quentin St., Aurora, CO 80045
720-383-0801 (General Information)
303-364-4616 (Inquiries about staying at the house)
Veteran Employment Services: Employment readiness and job placement services to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as subsidized employment to low-income Veterans.
Homes for All Veterans: Services and resources for Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Peer Mentorship: Peer mentoring for El Paso County and Teller County Veterans participating in the Veterans Treatment Court.
24 S. Weber St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or 9900 E. llliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80231
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HYPERBARIC ASSOCIATION FOR BRAIN INJURIES
To improve the quality of life for people suffering from brain injuries, by providing financial support and logistical assistance to individuals who are seeking rehabilitation through hyperbaric oxygen therapy.o improve the quality of life for people suffering from brain injuries in the Rocky Mountain region by providing financial support and logistical assistance to individuals who are seeking rehabilitation through hyperbaric oxygen therapy and to promote education and understanding to the community regarding the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Services: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat brain injuries, PTSD Counseling, logistical assistance for out of town veterans.
225 S. Boulder Rd., Louisville, CO 80027
Churches Ranch, 17999 W. 60th Ave., Arvada, CO 80403
Services: Equine-assisted activities and individual, couples and family counseling for Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and other mental and/or physical conditions.
THE INSTITUTE OF TAOIST EDUCATION AND ACUPUNCTURE
The Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture hosts a free acupuncture clinic for veterans and members of their households every Wednesday, associated with Acupuncturists Without Borders. Participants have experienced benefits such as improved clarity, less anxiety, and a reduction in stress. Practitioners are third and fourth year acupuncture students supervised by licensed acupuncturists who are trained in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, the healing tradition brought to the West by the late Professor J. R. Worsley.
Services: Acupuncture Training and Services
317 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 5, Louisville, CO 80027
720-890-8922 or (720) 890-1577
VA ECHCS, VISN 19 MIRECC
To reduce suicidal ideation and behaviors among Veterans by focusing on promising clinical in interventions. This work is advanced through research aimed at identifying the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of self-directed violence.
Services: Consultation regarding assessment and treatment planning for highly suicidal veterans.
1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220
303-399-8020 ext. 2557
VAIL VETERANS PROGRAM
The Vail Veterans Program transforms injured veterans and their families through individualized world-class outdoor recreation programs that build confidence and create life-long relationships.
Services: Partners with military medical centers to provide therapeutic adaptive ski and snowboard programs, summer outdoor sport programs and individual family outreach programs.
PO Box 6473, Vail, CO 81658
VETERAN’S GUIDE TO SAVING ON HOUSING COSTS
Veterans have sacrificed so much for the safety of our country. As a way to say thank you, many organizations, retailers, and companies offer discounts or programs to make buying and owning a home more affordable for those who have served. If you’re a veteran of the U.S. military, there are many ways you can score great savings on housing costs. From mortgage rates and home improvement to accessibility grants and discounted home insurance, you’ve got lots of unique options to explore when it comes to buying a house.
By preparing and taking veterans on outdoor expeditionary challenges, Veterans Expeditions will prove to those participating and observing, that military veterans, regardless of any existing or perceived mental or physical disability are capable of contributing to a team’s greater strength and accomplishing a difficult mission. Our expeditions allow participants to bear powerful witness to society and one another about their own military experiences, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, or time of service.
Services: Offers outdoor adventure trips for veterans. offers once-in-a-lifetime expeditions of “the land defended” and beyond. Provides outdoor leadership training and outdoor jobs to veterans.
831 West 3rd Street, Salida, CO 81201
VETERANS PEACE OF MIND
Dedicated to cultivating the fundamental sanity and dignity in underserved and marginalized individuals and therefore in society at large. It looks for ways to heal, strengthen, and empower individuals so that they can benefit themselves and others. Through generosity, we can foster environments that encourage human dignity, compassion, and wisdom.
Fearless Victory – Mindfulness and Equine Therapy:
The Veterans Peace of Mind Project (VPoM) offers secular mindfulness training as a psychological tool to cope PTSD. Fearless Victory is a collaboration with the Medicine Horse Program, combining mindfulness practices with activities using rescued mustangs.
Mindfulness Meditation for Incarcerated Veterans:
VPoM visits incarcerated veterans in the State of Colorado, teaching secular mindfulness meditation and providing further instructional materials on the practice.
VETERANS RECREATION & REHABILITATION CENTER / ROCKY MOUNTAIN VETERANS VILLAGE FOUNDATION
Veterans Recreation & Rehabilitation Center (VRRC) and the Rocky Mountain Veterans Village Foundation (RMVVF) have partnered to give hope to our veterans in their quest to re-establish themselves within the community as they transition from the military to the civilian world.
Services: Transitional Housing, Counselling & Training, Education , Job Assistance VA benefits advocacy.
William “Chief” Galvan
1304 Academy Blvd N. Suite 108, ColoradoSprings, CO 80923
719-258-8369 or 719-352-8425
WEIGHTED BLANKETS FOR PTSD
Deep Touch Pressure can help provide comfort and reassurance to individuals with post-traumatic stress. While light touch can awaken or alert the senses, deep touch can calm the senses. This controlled, firm touch by the weight of the blanket can calm the nervous system by pressing on deep touch receptors throughout the body.
WOUNDED HEROES FAMILY ADVENTURES, INC.
We support the recovery and family bonding of seriously injured service members, their spouses and children by providing an all-expenses-paid family experience in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Services: One Winter and Two Summer programs held each year in Breckenridge, CO to support the physical and mental health of seriously injured warriors from all military branches and their families. Programs are from 5 to 7 days long with all expenses paid for various outdoor adventures and mental health counseling. Winter activities include skiing, snow boarding, tubing, ice skating and crafts. Summer programs include river rafting, rock climbing, ropes course, team building and crafts.
P.O. Box 5318, Breckenridge, CO 80424-5318
303-518-8354 (John) or 303-518-8349 (Linda)
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
To honor and empower wounded warriors
Services: Reengaging the warriors and families, behavioral health programs, Liaisons who will navigate the VA system and help with claims.
1 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 205, Colorado Springs, CO 80903