4 Paws 4 Patriots is a 501 is a non-profit organization established to provide service dogs and training to disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran. By partnering with animal shelters, rescues, volunteers and contract trainers the staff at 4 Paws 4 Patriots is able to provide these life changing services while making the most of every donated dollar. http://www.4paws4patriots.org/
Rancho Del Sueno offers equine assisted learning and wellness programs for adults, youth, veterans and people with special needs. This facility is a 40 acre preservation center located in eastern Madera County near Highway 41 and Road 145. The program offers an opportunity for heroes and their families to overcome their fears and build a confident lifestyle. Horses help our heroes heal through experiencing the joy, peacefulness, solace, compassion and unconditional love that the horses have to offer.
Heart of the Horse Ranch is committed to promoting therapeutic riding as a treatment modality for those with a disability by developing community aware of equine assisted/facilitated therapy.http://heartofthehorses.org/
VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS)is committed to our troops ensuring that they have the health care and benefits they need. Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)
VA is ready to provide health care and other medical services to our nation’s returning OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers. The VA Central California Health Care System has a team ready to welcome OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers and to help coordinate their care. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers website.https://www.oefoif.va.gov/VA_Help.asp
The VA also provides Vet Centers to help military families with counseling and assistance for the uniquely stressful conditions of military service.Fresno Vet Center is located at 1320 E. Shaw, Ste. 125, Fresno; (559) 487 5660. Bakersfield Vet Center is located at 1110 Golden State Avenue, Bakersfield; (661) 323 8387. Find the Vet Center near you: https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter.asp
Break the Barriers is no cost for American Veterans. They offer adaptive sports and training for all veterans. They provide a state of the art facility and skilled staff, a positive environment for general fitness and/or competition. BTB is a Paralympics Sport Club, one of three Adaptive Sports facilities in California. The programs are free for veterans and scholarships are available for minor children or spouses of veterans. Come out and join aqua aerobics, archery, cardio & weight training, music, Tae Kwon Do or Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis, and many other programs. http://breakthebarriers.org/veterans-program/