A Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Helping Our Veterans
Veterans Pardners is a non-profit organization that helps veterans through our comprehensive suite of services to achieve better personal growth, healing, health, and life fulfillment. We’re client-centered and solution-focused and employ a recovery model toward helping the veterans and their families.
Through caring relationships, a commitment to service, and community partnerships, we bring education, resources, and support to empower our veterans. Trauma survivors with mental health disorders and those with physical disabilities can bring their whole self into balanced alignment, allowing them to improve their personal sufficiency and resiliency in their community. Then they can demonstrate compassionate care for themselves, their well-being, that of their families, and their community.
Our Pioneer Heritage
Our term “Pardners” is reminiscent of our pioneer heritage that required communities to support their own so all could survive and thrive. Veterans Pardners is a Demonstration Project that any U.S. County can join and emulate. Our first armed service was the army led by the Calvary. Like the Calvary, we will lead the way, blaze the trail, and guide others in building community support that works for our veterans.
Each year, more than 200,000 veterans transition back into the civilian workforce, unfortunately, not all find the transition without challenges. Many of our war veterans have untreated disorders. These hidden wounds affect the veteran’s moods, family, and ability to work and contribute to their community. Some of the greatest needs are for easy access to diagnosis and efficacious treatment protocols for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), depression, and anxiety.
The presence of any of these conditions can impair future health, work productivity, family, and social relationships. Individuals affected by TBI, PTSD, or MST are more likely to have other psychiatric diagnoses, particularly substance use, and are at a significantly increased risk for attempting suicide. Suffering from these health conditions can also impair relationships, disrupt marriages, aggravate parenting difficulties, and cause children's problems that may extend the consequences of combat experiences across generations.
However, despite widespread policy interest and a firm commitment from DoD and the VA to address these issues, fundamental gaps remain in addressing the mental health and cognitive needs of U.S. Service Members returning from deployments. We help bridge those gaps.
What We Do
Veterans Pardners is a client-centered, solution-focused, non-profit 501C3 collaborative employing the recovery model with the community and therapeutic resources for personal sufficiency and wellness.
Donna R. Pickett M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)