Helping Veterans Transform Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth
From the outside, what we do appears simple. We rescue horses and we rescue veterans. But the truth is, it's so much more than that... We give our service men and women the opportunity to heal, regain control, and live with purpose - so they can return to the lives they fought to protect.
We believe the second step of healing is serving.
H.O.O.V.E.S. Alumni are now living on purpose and sharing their
passions with the community by supporting civilians on their growth & healing journey through community classes.
Proceeds raised from these classes help sponsor veterans through
retreats. Join us at the Retreat Center for rage painting, pen crafting, and more!
My H.O.O.V.E.S. retreat has given me a new take on life, and helped me not want to take my own
Harry, U.S. Navy
Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
10 out of every 12 veterans who attend a H.O.O.V.E.S. Retreat report they no longer have thoughts of suicide.
In 2019 our alumni reported an 80% improvement in emotional numbing and a 44% reduction in substance coping.