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BUILDING COMMUNITY

Memorable Moments & Powerful Healing

Alternative wellness programs for veterans, first responders and their families.

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Heroes-on-the-water-hero

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Memorable Moments & Powerful Healing

Alternative wellness programs for veterans, first responders and their families.

Learn More

Camaraderie with Kindred Spirits

Connect and Create new relationships

Our volunteer-led chapters are attended by veterans, first-responders and family members who have similar experiences. Discover the community you have been missing at a local event.

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Family-Focused Events

Rebuild bonds and Reconnect with loved ones

As one of the few veterans’ charities that includes family members, we believe in healing everyone who serves our country and community.

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Wellness in the Outdoors

Relax and Recharge in nature

Our outdoor wellness programs alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress and improve physical and cognitive ability. Come relax and rehabilitate in a peaceful and welcoming environment.

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Camaraderie with Kindred Spirits

Connect and Create new relationships

Find Your Local Chapter

Family-Focused Events

Rebuild bonds and Reconnect with loved ones

Join the HOW Family

Wellness in the Outdoors

Relax and Recharge in nature

Support Our Mission

“Fishing and kayaking did something for me that nothing else could”

Expense-Free Experiences: We welcome all heroes and family members.

HOW provides all equipment and tailors each experience to the individual. Our volunteer-led events come at no charge to participants and their families.  Whether you wish to spend time alone or want to connect with other participants, it’s all good.  We understand that every healing journey is unique and our goal is to make every experience as comfortable as possible.

Find Your Local Chapter

Expense-Free Experiences

We welcome all heroes and family members.

HOW provides all equipment and tailors each experience to the individual. Our volunteer-led events come at no charge to participants and their families.  Whether you wish to spend time alone or want to connect with other participants, it’s all good.  We understand that every healing journey is unique and our goal is to make every experience as comfortable as possible.

Find Your Local Chapter

PADDLE. FISH. HEAL.

PADDLE. FISH. HEAL.

It’s more than just a tagline, it’s what we do.

Heroes on the Water successfully applies a simple solution to a complex issue surrounding the wellness of physical and mental health of our veterans and first responders. We have countless testimonies from participants who have experienced and continue to experience the restorative power of our events.

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