The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16‐18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self‐discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens. The community‐based program leads, trains and mentors at‐risk youth so that they may become productive citizens in America’s future.This award‐winning program has been recognized as one of the nation’s most effective and cost efficient programs for targeting youth who are at the greatest risk for substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and criminal activity.
Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is a therapeutic service dog training program that harnesses the healing power of the human‐animal bond. WCC teaches Service Members with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) the skill of training mobility service dogs to be partnered with Veterans with mobility impairments. This worthy mission is specifically designed to reduce the symptoms of PTSD in the Warriors who train the dogs‐‐and the great news is, it works! These Warrior‐trained service dogs are then partnered with Veterans to provide them years of loyal companionship as well as an increased sense of wellbeing and independence.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non‐profit, non‐partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. They are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. They believe it is a duty and honor to assist severely injured Veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at NO COST to the Veterans they serve.
Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) is a charitable 501(c)3 Veteran‐led organization headquartered in Alexandria, VA. Their mission is to provide quality housing and supportive services to America’s Homeless Veterans. There are approximately 62,000 Veterans living in transitional shelters or on the streets. These Veterans served our great country and preserved our freedom. ORHF and its 50+ member volunteer team are determined to help these men and women secure homes for themselves and their family members.