Stand for the Troops (SFTT) is committed to providing therapies & treatments for American War Veterans who experience the debilitating effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We’ve sourced wellness practitioners who are in alignment with the SFTT mission to alleviate the TBI and PTSD symptoms and suffering of Veterans and their families. These organizations have become our Rescue Coalition of partners and treatment providers, dedicated to improving the quality of life for all who are, or who have been, afflicted with brain trauma.
Archi’s Acres, Escondido, CA
SFTT has partnered with Archi’s Acres (AA) to help active duty and Veteran warriors as well as their spouses find careers in Sustainable Organic Agriculture. In a six-week intensive course, students receive training in hydroponics, drip/micro irrigation, environmental control, soil biology, composting among other agricultural fields. At the end of this vocational training, participants earn 17 academic credits and several certificates.
Honored by the White House, Archi’s Acres’ innovative Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training program has helped over 200 men and women transition into civilian life while revitalizing American farming. Many TBI and/or PTSD sufferers say that their symptoms have lessened by working with the earth and literally watching the fruits of their labor grow.
EquiCenter, Mendon, NY
SFTT has partnered with the EquiCenter to use the restorative power of caretaking and riding horses for Veterans with TBI and/or PTSD symptoms. Located in Mendon, NY at the 200-acre William & Mildred Levine Ranch, EquiCenter currently offers Therapeutic Equestrian training once a week with a goal of fostering personal growth and individual achievement for Veterans and their families.
Harch Hyperbaric, New Orleans, LA
SFTT has partnered with Harch Hyperbaric to offer oxygen treatment therapy (“HBOT”) to Veterans suffering from TBI and/or PTSD. Neuropsych-testing and SPECT brain imaging are also available.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
iSynchrony, Oakton, VA
SFTT has partnered with iSynchrony, the national leader in iTMS, a non-pharmacologic intervention using intense magnetic fields guided by the TBI and/or PTSD sufferer’s own brain patterns. This risk-free therapy triggers no reliving of painful experiences, medication changes or discussion analysis.
Operation Warrior Wellness, New York, NY
SFTT has partnered with Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW) to provide grants for Veterans and service personnel to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, a mental relaxation technique that can reduce the symptoms of TBI and/or PTSD.
Train a Dog Save a Warrior, Nationwide
SFTT has partnered with Train a Dog Save a Warrior (TADSAW), a nationally respected organization that trains Medical Alert Service Dogs in accordance with the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any wounded warrior, active duty or Veteran, who is struggling from the effects of TBI and/or PTSD is given a canine “Battle Buddy.”