Current statistics reveal there are as many as 18 veteran suicides per day. This translates to 6,500 a year, or more than 50,000 of our bravest citizens who have taken their own lives since 2003. These statistics are absolutely heart breaking. To prevent more tragic deaths, we want to provide a way to reach out to as many Veterans as we possibly can. To this end, we are determined to provide a different social and recreational environment for wounded Veterans--one in which they can continue their healing process and focus on their future instead of their past.
At AHERO, we heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:
Introducing Veterans to resources and programs available to them to increase their overall quality of life.
Developing an informal support network of Veterans across the country.
Encouraging constructive communication and engagement.