This Able Veteran is a service dog organization benefitting United States military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our service dog program is proven to help veterans with PTSD cope successfully with the symptoms of PTSD, including depression, nightmares and social anxiety. Our intensive Trauma Resiliency Program incorporates service dogs trained for our unique anxiety alert and nightmare interruption aids. We are also training trainers – our PTSD Service Dog Trainer Academy will help put more specially trained service dogs into partnership with veterans suffering from PTSD.

Why we do this: Simply put, we are concerned about our returning military veterans. Some return with physical injuries, some with injuries less easy to see, but few come home from active combat and military duty untouched. The statistics are alarming:  every day 20 veterans die by suicide. That’s almost one an hour, every day. Someone has to do something to help. And that’s what we are doing.

Our Trauma Resiliency Program teaches veterans coping skills to help them manage their PTSD symptoms. Our service dogs help them recognize the symptoms, often before the symptoms even begin. It’s a way to get a handle on the problem, it’s a way to open the door to manageable post-trauma life.

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This Able Veteran

There's still time to order our 10th anniversary hoodie - these are being sold as pre-orders! Items will ship after December 10 or can be scheduled for pickup. Give the gift of helping a veteran this holiday!

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Theres still time to order our 10th anniversary hoodie - these are being sold as pre-orders! Items will ship after December 10 or can be scheduled for pickup. Give the gift of helping a veteran this holiday! 

https://shopsilkworm.com/index.php/tav/this-able-veteran-anniversary-pullover-hooded-sweatshirt.html?fbclid=IwAR3LTn7e_w_PA1fMRzRDZzVhStvGsmI7PeCgijWffCfy-HgQ-yRJiilONbo
4 days ago
This Able Veteran

Our PTSD service dogs are individually trained for up to 18 months to fit each veteran's psychological, physical, social, and living needs. They are taught many skills including how to alert to and interrupt rising anxiety and nightmares.

But what they already know - and continually teach all of us - is how to love.

Please consider supporting this work with your #GivingTuesday donation.

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Our PTSD service dogs are individually trained for up to 18 months to fit each veterans psychological, physical, social, and living needs. They are taught many skills including how to alert to and interrupt rising anxiety and nightmares. 

But what they already know - and continually teach all of us - is how to love. 

Please consider supporting this work with your #GivingTuesday donation.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/614033986414612/Image attachment
4 days ago
This Able Veteran

After graduation from our program, Kim started her own nonprofit to help first responders, and published a book about her experience of healing with the help of her service dog Thor.

Not everyone's trauma recovery journey will be the same, but we are so grateful to have been a part of Kim's. We are also grateful for all of the supporters who had faith that these journeys are indeed possible.

Your #GivingTuesday donation can help other veterans like Kim experience #PostTraumaticGrowth.

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After graduation from our program, Kim started her own nonprofit to help first responders, and published a book about her experience of healing with the help of her service dog Thor. 

Not everyones trauma recovery journey will be the same, but we are so grateful to have been a part of Kims. We are also grateful for all of the supporters who had faith that these journeys are indeed possible.

Your #GivingTuesday donation can help other veterans like Kim experience #PostTraumaticGrowth. 

https://www.facebook.com/donate/614033986414612/
4 days ago
This Able Veteran

Sharing the information that PTSD recovery is possible -- that there is hope -- is an important goal for us. In addition to the work we do with service dogs and veterans, we also speak to community groups and provide educational opportunities when possible.

Your #GivingTuesday donation will help us continue to spread the message of hope.

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Sharing the information that PTSD recovery is possible -- that there is hope -- is an important goal for us. In addition to the work we do with service dogs and veterans, we also speak to community groups and provide educational opportunities when possible.

Your #GivingTuesday donation will help us continue to spread the message of hope.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/614033986414612/
4 days ago
This Able Veteran

Although our headquarters are in southern Illinois, we serve veterans all across the United States. The service dogs are matched with veterans, in part, based on their physical activity levels. This team seems to be enjoying a beautiful hike out west.

Your #GivingTuesday donation will help us pair more teams for success.
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Although our headquarters are in southern Illinois, we serve veterans all across the United States. The service dogs are matched with veterans, in part, based on their physical activity levels. This team seems to be enjoying a beautiful hike out west.

Your #GivingTuesday donation will help us pair more teams for success.
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