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Recreational and Educational Events
We offer year round events, multiple days of the week, including: Alpine ski/ride, cross country ski, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, bowling, pickleball, disc golf, volleyball, softball, paddleboarding, ropes course, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, nature walks, ice skating, museum tours, multi-day R&R’s, events for the family, and more.

No Cost: Events are held at no cost to our Registered Veterans or their family/support members.
Family/support members play an important role in our Veteran’s healing process and are invited to attend events with their Veteran.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
Continue Mission Veterans participate in an annual survey and the results for the past several years have shown that participation in CM events has had a positive impact on their mental health and resulted in a decrease in suicidal ideation.

We take an active role in suicide prevention and mental health awareness by taking part in training courses and through our involvement in the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition and Davis HELPS Suicide Coalition.

Warrior Revival

Warrior Revival, is a new 501(C)(3) non-profit in Sandy, Utah. Our mission is to support current and former Veterans transition from the military to civilian life. We offer recreational activities, a mentorship program, and therapeutic retreats to Veterans throughout Utah. We aim to make our events family friendly and adaptive.

Support

Wounded Warrior Project
www.woundedwarriorproject.org

The Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans and service members who served in the military on or after September 11, 2001, and incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound during or after service.

National Resource Directory (NRD)
www.nrd.gov

The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.

Assistance With Benefits

DAV

DAV provides free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.

Financial

Annuity

There are many financial options available to veterans from pensions, benefits, retirement plans, and more. Click the link for a comprehensive guide for veterans.

The VA assigns a disability rating after examining the relevant medical records and establishing the severity of your disability. The VA then uses that rating to calculate the monthly compensation paid for your service-related condition. The VA assigns ratings in 10 percent increments between zero and 100 percent.

Health

Addiction Rehab Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction is rife in the veteran and active military communities. Learn more about addiction in veterans and military members.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Compensation

U.S. veterans are at an especially high risk of mesothelioma, a cancer caused exclusively by asbestos exposure. Every branch of the military relied on asbestos from the 1930s to the early 1980s because this mineral was cheap to buy and resistant to fire and heat.At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer resources for veterans and their families that are reviewed by certified oncologists and VA benefits specialists. Download their veteran guide here.

Asbestos-Related Diseases

Sokolove Law helps people suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Veterans of the U.S. military are at high risk of asbestos exposure and may need specialized care to deal with asbestos-related illnesses and other common health issues as they age. Sokolove has compiled a list of resources, including healthcare options, non-profit organizations, specialized programs, veteran support groups and VA resources, to help our brave heroes find the help and support they deserve.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Veterans are at a higher risk for mesothelioma. Between the 1930s and 1980s, the military widespread used asbestos. Many valued the material for its heat-resistant properties. Asbestos was present in everything from insulation to shipbuilding, barracks to vehicles, with each branch of the military using it in different ways.

Some things The Mesothelioma Center at asbestos.com offers veterans 100% free include:

  • Free VA Claims assistance to veterans exposed to asbestos.
  • A monthly online support group where we discuss a variety of topics pertaining to cancer patients.
  • An on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions.
  • Patient Advocates that work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Veterans Support

Thanks to a new law called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, Camp Lejeune water contamination veterans and their loved ones can finally seek justice. This includes being able to file lawsuits against the federal government to get financial compensation for illnesses caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. If you or a loved one worked or lived at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, you may have new legal rights.

PTSD: Specialized Care and Supportive Services

Understanding PTSD and the many approaches to its treatment can be overwhelming. That’s why this guide was written and medically reviewed by nurses who have worked with PTSD patients. Topics covered include:

  • Causes of PTSD
  • Symptoms PTSD patients may experience
  • Specialized care and treatment options, including therapy and medication
  • Supportive services for PTSD
  • Common challenges in PTSD care
  • Additional PTSD resources

Vet Tix

Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. Vet Tix provides event tickets to Veterans and all branches of the Military, including immediate family of troops KIA. Vet Tixers can sign up online, get verified then request tickets to events that interest them. A small delivery fee will be charged before receiving free tickets.

What is a service animal?

A service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.

What is an emotional support dog?

If the dog’s mere presence provides comfort, it is not a service animal under the ADA. But if the dog is trained to perform a task related to a person’s disability, it is a service animal under the ADA. For example, if the dog has been trained to sense that an anxiety attack is about to happen and take a specific action to help avoid the attack or lessen its impact, the dog is a service animal.

Are service-animals-in-training considered service animals under the ADA?

No. Under the ADA, the dog must already be trained before it can be taken into public places. However, some State or local laws cover animals that are still in training.

ADA Information Line

Have questions about the ADA? Call the U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301.

Information that is provided:

  • Requirements of the ADA
  • How the ADA applies to your situation
  • How to file a complaint
  • Answers to technical questions

Canines With a Cause is proud to be one of several nonprofits that are members of the Association of Service Dog Providers.

According to their website, “the Association of Service Dog Providers is a coalition of non-profit service dog providers for military Veterans and First Responders suffering from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma and sexual assault working to prevent suicide and improve military Veterans and First Responders’ mental health.

Utah Program

Veterans receive 10% off for training! The Zoom Room offers group training classes, agility, workshops, and other experiences that will deepen your bonds with your dog. Zoom Room is committed to humane, positive reinforcement training methods, making it an ideal program for dogs under a year and an ideal program before entering our CWAC Veteran Program.

CWAC program veterans and veterans who have graduated from CWAC receive 50% off of grooming when you book with Alaina! All Pet Grooming is a Veteran owned, licensed and insured small business located in Bountiful, UT. To book an appointment online click here or call (801) 296-2018.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Veteran Crisis Line (Chat Line)

Free, 24/7, confidential support is a click away. The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

Veteran Support (through Veteran Crisis Line)

VA offers a network of support for all Veterans and their families and friends. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

AboutFace

Get the facts about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learn about treatment options, and explore personal stories from Veterans, family members, and VA clinicians.

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