Support For Our Heroes | Disabled Veteran Assistance
The Highground provides an outdoor space designed solely to provide a quality experience for our Veterans, their families and all who visit. Most of the grounds, tributes and trails are accessible to mobility impaired individuals. Veterans and their families are offered retreats, outdoor sports activities and relaxation opportunities free of charge in the beautiful, tranquil setting. Current programs include:
- Retreats for those facing post-traumatic stress
- Veterans reunions
- PTS Peer Support Group
- Food and clothing drives
- PTS book program
The Highground is resolute in the determination to help reduce the number of Veteran suicides through direct contact and provide more awareness to suicide prevention resources. The Park is staffed 361 days a year with knowledgeable individuals who are here with the Veteran as our number one concern. We do not have mental health professionals on staff or on site; however, we do coordinate with other organizations that provide assistance when needed. Our hope is to open the door to communication with those individuals, to help them realize they are not alone, that they have purpose and we are here with them.
Post-traumatic Stress Resources
Healing from wartime memories (Post Traumatic Stress) begins by reexamining the past and gathering new meaning from it. The Highground offers space for Veterans, service personnel and their families, to heal in both individual reflection and within the presence of others. The Highground is a safe space for service personnel to gain new perspectives, mourn, memorialize and share with others their stories, tears, or just a “welcome home”, on their path to healing from wartime memories.
The Highground allows Veterans to celebrate lives worth living and dying for, in their own space and time. The Highground is dedicated to connecting Veterans to vital services to help support healing.
Ongoing Veteran Support
The Highground also accepts nonperishable food, hygiene supplies and gently used and new clothes that are donated to Veterans in need, homeless Veteran programs and military care packages.