Heroes on the Water participants fishing and kayaking.

Building Healing Communities

Free outdoor programs for U.S. active-duty military, veterans, law enforcement officers, first responders and their families. 

Heroes on the Water participants fishing and kayaking.

Building Healing Communities

Free outdoor programs for U.S. active-duty military, veterans, law enforcement officers, first responders and their families. 

Honor Service

For the greatest impact in supporting our heroes, join the Honor Circle.

Family Focused Events

We believe in healing everyone who serves our country and community.

Operation Early Impact

Measurable insights of HOW’s programs on stress, relationships, and trauma.

Support and Sustain

Family Focused Events

Operation Early Impact

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

We welcome all U.S. active-duty military, veterans, law enforcement officers, first responders and their families into our supported diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

Female veteran kayak fishing at a HOW event

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

HOW members kayak fishing

PADDLE. FISH. HEAL.

PADDLE. FISH. HEAL.

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

A simple solution to a complex issue. Read the healing journeys of our participants.

A simple solution to a complex issue. Read the healing journeys of our participants.