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Engaging Opportunities For Our Veterans

This page lists opportunities for our Veterans outside of the VA. These opportunities can help Veterans engage with their community in a fun and rewarding way. This page is for informational purposes only. The VA does not endorse or sponsor any of the organizations on this page.

near by opportunities for our veterans

Up Coming Events 

  • Example 15 July firework show for veterans (Location and flier)
  • Example 28 September Stand-down for Homeless Vets (Location and flier)

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Programs in Your Area

Surfing, Fishing and Kayaking

Program Activity Location Website Waves 4 Women surfing Charleston https://waves4women.org/who-we-are Warrior Surf surfing; yoga Charleston https://www.warriorsurf.org/ Coastal Warriors Veteran Program - Coastal Expeditions kayaking Charleston https://www.coastalexpeditions.com/blog/veterans-program/ Hook, Line & Heroes fishing Charleston/Charlotte https://hooklineandheroes.org/ Heroes on the Water fishing; kayaking https://www.facebook.com/LCSCHOWchapter/ Project Healing Waters- Fly Fishing fly fishing Charleston https://projecthealingwaters.org/ Veterans on Deck sailing https://veteransondeck.org/

Horse riding program; equine

Program Location Website Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) Charleston Area https://www.catr-program.org/about LEAP (Lowcountry Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) Charleston https://www.leapinsc.org/horseshelpinghumanity

Various outdoor activities

Program Location Website Send Me Outdoors Berkeley https://www.sendmeoutdoors.org/?fbclid=IwAR0Ea9zwkxjVnx0voiZiPGqzBLTux9… She's The Vet Charleston https://shestheveteran.org/ OPERATION PATRIOTS FOB Jasper https://www.opfob.org/

Programs in Your Area for South Carolina 

Charleston/National

Program Description Website Waves 4 Women We empower women to build emotional and physical wellness as well as safe supportive communities through a combination of surf instruction, women’s wellness groups, and community building. https://waves4women.org/who-we-are Veterans on Deck https://veteransondeck.org/ Warrior Surf Warrior Surf Foundation addresses post-service transition challenges such as PTSD, moral injury, survivor's guilt, and TBI through surf therapy, yoga, wellness sessions, and community.  https://www.warriorsurf.org/ Coastal Warriors Veteran Program - Coastal Expeditions Over the course of this program, participants take part in six full-day expeditions into saltwater and blackwater ecosystems to learn how to sea kayak. https://www.coastalexpeditions.com/blog/veterans-program/ Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) CATR's Veterans Program provides Equine Assisted Services to wounded military veterans in the Charleston area. https://www.catr-program.org/about Project Healing Waters- Fly Fishing Teaches fly fishing (classes available at the VA and DoD) and offers fishing outings/ equipment  at no cost. https://projecthealingwaters.org/ She's The Vet She’s the Veteran works with female veterans to: improve mental health through programmatic activities, provide a supportive community, and spearhead research efforts in support of their health and mental health. https://shestheveteran.org/ WarriorWOD WarriorWOD is committed to reducing the impact of Veterans' invisible wounds through fitness programs to empower our veterans to realize their full potential, confidence, and self-worth. https://www.warriorwod.org/ LEAP (Lowcountry Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) uniquely qualified to treat PTSD/ TBI, transitions and reintegration, depression and anxiety, addictions and relationship problems. http://www.leapinsc.org/horseshelpinghumanity Heroes on the Water Offering fishing and kayaking at various locations throughout the lowcountry.  https://www.facebook.com/LCSCHOWchapter/

Berkeley

Program Description Web Site Send Me Outdoors The mission of Send Me Outdoors is to provide opportunities for military and first responders veterans and their families to develop strong social connections while enhancing their social, physical, mental, and emotional well-being through acts of service and activities in an outdoor setting. Our members know firsthand how important it is to stay connected and active through service and outdoor adventure. We work together to do better and be better. https://www.sendmeoutdoors.org/?fbclid=IwAR0Ea9zwkxjVnx0voiZiPGqzBLTux9…

Charleston/Charlotte

Program Description Website Hook, Line & Heroes Serving those who have served us by providing an unforgettable outdoor experience, through fishing with disabled and post-traumatic stress (PTS) military veterans and heroes in our lives. https://hooklineandheroes.org/

Horry

Jasper

Program Description Website OPERATION PATRIOTS FOB dedicated to creating and fostering positive experiences for Veterans and first responders by connecting through outdoor and recreational activities. https://opfob.org/

Joint Base Charleston

Program Description Website Stroller Warriors Stroller Warriors is a military-focused club. Our chapters are only located at military installations, led by active-duty military spouses. Our membership include males and females, active duty service members and dependents, spanning all ages, ranks, and branches. https://www.strollerwarriors.com/

Georgia 

Mentoring and Childcare

Program Website Skills Mentoring https://www.facebook.com/skillsmentoringandsports/ Lights Out Empowerment Lights Out Empowerment YMCA https://www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/branch/liberty-county/ Boys and Girls Club https://www.bgcliberty.org/bgcliberty

Other Programs (connectivity)

Program Website Stroller Warriors https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.s… Merging Vets and Players: This is a national program that allows for professional players and veterans to workout together. online accessibility to exercise in the comfort of home https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvetsa… Legendary Phoenix Games: Tabletop gaming and accessories https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.le… iStroll https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fistro… Corvette Club https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.c… Warriors 22 https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wa… Stryke Team https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstryk… Team Savannah for Veterans https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.t… PGA HOPE Savannah: PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE is designed to introduce golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military to support their social, emotional, and physical well being. https://www.pga.com/things-to-do/events/pga-hope-savannah-session-1 Fight the war within: Events page available to allow for further connectivity https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffight…

Things you can do at home.

If you know of an opportunity for Veterans in your community that is not listed here, please let us know here.