Creating Bonds That Cure.
can begin here.
There are some things seen that cannot be unseen. A fellow Soldier blown to pieces before your eyes. Finding yourself so close to death that your life passes before you. Thunderous, blinding explosions that destroy lives yet somehow become commonplace. Missing limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and innumerable other horrific nightmares happen to Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel nearly every day, all over the globe.
When wounded, ill, or injured SOF operators return home, what then? How do they relate to other human beings when they have witnessed the most inhumane acts not once, but over and over again? How do they resume their non-war lives? How do they rebuild themselves and reunite their families? How do they go on?
With our help.
Their lives are our mission.
Operation Healing Forces is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to America’s Special Operations Forces who have served at the tip of the spear in our Nation’s battle to defeat violent extremists around the world. Our work focuses on helping to restore the relationships wounded by the call of duty faced by Special Operators.
The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their spouses by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically and emotionally healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life.
“History does not entrust the care
of freedom to the weak or timid.”
–President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Our concept is simple: Strengthen human bonds.
Through therapeutic retreats, our purpose is to enable these war-torn men and women to break through the silence to openly discuss their battlefield and personal hardships. A safe, protected environment allows our participants to let their guard down and share. Realizing they are not alone, participants discover it is appropriate — and not a stigma — to seek help, support, and guidance when needed from fellow SOF professionals and their families.
The retreat environment combined with peer-to-peer counseling and recreational therapies enable sincere bonding between couples, with other spouses going through similar hardships, and among fellow SOF service members.
You Can Help.
“Courage is the price
that Life exacts for granting peace.”
– Amelia Earhart
How can one ever thank someone enough who has made freedom for others their number one priority at whatever cost? The price SOF personnel pay is indescribably, unfathomably high. And it is a price their spouses pay as well. Operation Healing Forces cannot fully repay the sacrifices made by our Nation’s Special Operations Forces, but we can be a part of a group of civilian patriots that does help.
No special operator nor his spouse ever has to pay a dime to experience an OHF program. Programs usually last one week and all expenses are paid for by OHF. To continue our valuable work, OHF needs contributions for our rehabilitative events. Cash donations permit us to fill in the gaps wherever they arise in service to our participants.
Ours is truly a worthwhile, life-changing program. We need your help to continue to provide its many benefits to other SOF ill, injured, and wounded personnel and their companions. Please give generously.