Relax. Rehabilitate. Reintegrate.

Alternative therapeutic programs for veterans, active-duty military, first responders and their families.

Heroes on the Water, a 501(c) 3 veterans’ charity, successfully applies a simple solution to a complex issue – giving veterans, first responders and their families a path to a successful life through:


Proven to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress, these repeat experiences provide rest, relaxation and rehabilitation in a peaceful, calm environment.


Discover the tribe you have been missing by visiting one of our volunteer led chapters and experience first-hand the fellowship.


Heroes on the Water is one of the few veterans’ charities that includes family members in our programs.


More than a tag line – it’s what we do, how we do it, and what happens thanks to our volunteers.

GIVE NOW so these heroes may experience the freedom and security they provide for us.

Heroes on the Water is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of active military service personnel, veterans and first responders. Launched in 2007, to date our programs have touched many lives:

Warriors Supported
Family Members Served
HOW Volunteers

Vehicle Donation Program

Heroes on the Water, in alignment with Veteran Car Donations, is accepting vehicle donations in the all 50 states. If you have a vehicle you wish to donate, visit the link below or call (866) 203-1686.

News & Success Stories

Committed to helping veterans, first responders and their families

Healing Starts Here

 A Veteran’s Story from the Front Lines At Heroes on the Water, we are so blessed to have volunteers who believe in our mission and help us serve veterans, first […]

Tales from the Front Lines

“I Didn’t See a Correlation Between Kayaking and Mental Health” At times everyone struggles. At Heroes on the Water, we are honored to serve those who step up and ensure […]

  • When I was on the kayak, the pain disappeared. The feeling of being out there with other veterans and with people like me who had disabilities brought forth a healing power.

    Dawn Martin
  • It doesn’t matter if you fish, or kayak. It’s an amazing program that has changed my life!

    Ricardo Montalvo
  • It’s a life changing event. After two visits I was able to shift my mindset toward shining a light on what was important.

    Ricardo Montalvo
  • It’s crucial we do everything we can to get those men and women in a space to be their best. It’s who they are, and coming home is tough. Warriors who fought for our freedom should now get to enjoy that freedom in the way they choose. It’s their right.

    Steve Graff
  • What I like about HOW is volunteers don’t push you to do anything. Everything is at your own pace and you can have as much or as little assistance as you want. Once I could first kayak and knew I did not need help, it really built my confidence.

    Gina Guajardo

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