We are a non-profit 501c3 that is dedicated to rescuing stray and unwanted animals and ensure that they find loving forever homes.
Teaching humans how to interact intuitively with horses, care for horses, and better care for themselves and those around them.
To help veterans transition back to civilian life more successfully through being with horses.
To provide people in recovery from addictions a solid path to staying clean and sober for the long haul through working with and being with horses. To provide them a path to a purposeful, stable and fulfilling life through the principles of good horsemanship.
To provide equine therapy to all ages and need groups in Shelby county and beyond.
To teach professional horse caretaking skills in a therapeutic environment, provide equine assisted therapy, and promote both human and equine well-being.
Strengthening our families through education, safe spaces and resources that encourage healing and growth
Communal – Cultivating a village mentality inclusive of a variety of shared experiences and supportive styles
Creative – Allowing the process to unfold by means of collaboration
Culturally Adaptive – Being inclusive and respecting diverse perspectives
Holistic – Approaching healing and wellness individually by honoring rest and play
Trauma Informed – Acknowledging the wounds and care required as a result of pain inflicted due to systematic oppression
Transformative Growth – Making room for new awareness through equitable and supportive learning
Create impact on the health and wellness of vulnerable communities and individuals
One of the hardest challenges veterans integrating into civilian life face is finding a steady job. Among the 326,000 unemployed veterans in 2018, 54% were aged 25 to 54, 40% were aged 55 and over, and 6% were aged 18 to 24 – many with families to feed and bills to pay.
But for many veterans, the job search is an alien concept. They are faced with constant challenges when it comes to translating their military experience into civilian employment, jumping over certification hurdles, and potentially anxious about how a disability such as post-traumatic stress disorder could keep them from getting a job.
It can be confusing, intimidating, expensive, and a detriment to a person’s health. The stress and anxiety of looking for a job can lead to depression, especially when unemployed for six months or longer, with veterans being more at risk of suicide. With our Hire a Veteran Project we hope to make a difference.
The Hire a Veteran project ® aims to combat all of these blockers. Our goal is to make the job search process as simple as possible by building and listing resources to help transitioning military and veterans.
Kier’s Kidz, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, helps children and young adults coping with childhood cancer, and supports research to find a cancer cure.
Kier’s Kidz helps children, adolescents, and young adults (19 to 30 years) with cancer, and their families. We help underwrite pediatric cancer research, and we are proud to work with Kier’s Kidz at Rutgers and our High School Advisors to involve young people in philanthropy and in learning about cancer patients and cancer. We helping to make all cancers – especially, childhood cancers – illnesses of the past.
We help children and young adults with pediatric cancers and their families by providing financial, emotional, and resource-finding support.
We also help to underwrite pediatric cancer research at the Rutgers Cancer Institute and the Childhood Cancer Therapy Development Institute.
We also work as colleagues with high school and college students who are interested in helping kids and young adults with pediatric cancers and who are interested in doing real philanthropic work.
The Hero Kids Foundation’s aim is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to promote and support Military & First Responders children, together with the whole family, utilizing animal-assisted therapies along with nature based activities. We strive on building hope, confidence, and self-worth.
Hero Kids Foundation is dedicated to serving those who serve at home & enriching families to connect, restore, and thrive.
Vets4Warriors, housed at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center in New Jersey, is part of the Rutgers University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization*.
We are a national 24/7-peer support network for veteran and military communities 100% staffed by trained veterans and members of the military community, their families, and caregivers.
We are committed to ensuring that all veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers always have direct and immediate access to a peer who understands their life experiences and the challenges they face, and can provide support whenever they confront an issue, wherever they are in the world.
We believe that there is no physical, mental, or social challenge that we can’t help find a solution for. Regardless of the complexity of the issue, or how long it takes, we will continue to follow up, seek out possible avenues, and pursue different options until an answer is found. We go the extra mile.
We serve veterans of all generations and the entire military community, from those who just put on a uniform, to the caregiver of a veteran who has long since stopped wearing a uniform.