SUP is relaxing, enjoyable activity that engages the mind, body and spirit. It can provide a sanctuary, or zen like experience due to the calming and healing power of the water, and the healing power of dogs. It’s a peaceful experience that reduces stress and anxiety. Every day 22 veterans with PTSD take their life by suicide. It’s our hope that this program will reduce these alarming statistics.
Family members are encouraged to participate and/or volunteer to create a shared experience. They have the chance to go out and socialize without the worry of being judged. The results for both the veteran and the child are the same… decreased social anxiety, decreased isolation - improved communication, social skills, community re-connection and more.
The transformation that occurs when we bring these diverse individuals together with our volunteers, therapy dogs, emotional support dogs and service dogs is truly magical. Please join us as we celebrate all warriors, regardless of their battle.