IN SERVICE TO THOSE WHO SERVE
We provide the healing support that First Responders, Veterans, Military, K-9s, and their families need to live the fulfilling lives they deserve.
“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”
- Winston Churchill
Every day, tragic accidents and horrific events occur that call for the selfless heroism of our Armed Forces and First Responders. These intense situations all too often give way to debilitating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and tragically, suicide among our heroes.
That’s why the Veterans & First Responders Foundation exists: To provide therapeutic resources, innovative programming, and healing support for these heroic men and women and their families.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE BUILDING AT VFR
The VFR Homefront will be a state-of-the-art Therapeutic Healing Center and Campus that will provide our heroes and their families with unique mental health and wellness experiences to help them thrive as individuals and as a part of their communities.
The first step in this process will be our Therapeutic Healing Center (THC) located at our home office in Mentor, Ohio and will open early 2024. Our second step in the process will be our state-of-the-art Therapeutic Healing Campus that will be known as the VFR Homefront. This facility will be the first of its type in the country with the ability to provide constant healing modifications with a non-medical, new, organic healing process that will help the individual return to a happier, more peaceful state of being.
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The - K-9 GUARDIAN AWARD
Introducing Howling Heroes, the remarkable K9 division of the Veterans & First Responders Foundation, dedicated to the welfare of our unsung heroes – retired K9s who have valiantly served our nation. This unique initiative was born out of a deep respect and gratitude for the dedicated canines who have stood shoulder to shoulder with our veterans and first responders.
Howling Heroes goes above and beyond by providing therapeutic services and offering comprehensive medical insurance coverage for these brave K9s, ensuring their well-deserved retirement is filled with comfort and care. Once a dog and handler duo is selected to join this honorable program, the chosen K9 Hero receives a lifelong award that covers their medical needs. This award remains in place until the day the dog passes away, at which point it will gracefully conclude, paving the way for another deserving K9 to receive the K-9 Guardian award after undergoing the same rigorous evaluation process. At Howling Heroes, we honor the legacy of our loyal companions and continue to extend our support to those in need, perpetuating the legacy of service and sacrifice.
ABOUT THE VFR
YOU BELONG HERE — WELCOME
I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO
We provide resources, programming, and support for our nation’s heroes and their families such as wellness evaluations, therapy sessions, counseling to address depression and anxiety, and much more.
I WANT TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO SERVE
We’re building the nation’s first sanctuary where those who serve and their families can recover, relax, andrestore. But we need your help. Every donation goes directly toward helping our nation's heroes.
I SERVE OR HAVE SERVED AND I AM LOOKING FOR SUPPORT
We exist to serve YOU. Whether you want to work through trauma, take time to decompress, share resources with your family, or simply connect with others, we’re here to help improve your quality of life.
THEY SERVED US, NOW IT'S OUR TURN
Our nation’s heroes put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate everything they’ve done for us.
“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”
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Our vision for the VFR Homefront is only possible by partners who have an extreme love and passion for our military and first responders such as we do. Our vision is simple.