Painting by; Christina Hodge
Healing Hearts in Hope Veterans Retreat Center,(HHHVRC),is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded by Teresa "Flying Eagle" Baird. Teresa's husband, William L. Baird, was a Vietnam Veteran who later took his own life as a result of delayed stress. Teresa has set aside 17 acres of their land for the benefit of American Veterans who are in need of hope and healing. This beautiful rain forest, nestled at the base of Mt. Pilchuck, near Granite Falls, Washington, provides inspiration and offers opportunity to Veterans to heal and find internal peace.
We work together to make our cause known, to reach out to Veterans and their families who are dealing with the issues associated with military deployment, war zone stress and reintegration. We are all in this together and we are glad you are visiting our site. We need your help to make this grow, so if you are ready to lend a hand at one of our activities or make a donation please contact us. We welcome any and all contributions of time, money and talent!
2014 Veterans appreciation pot luck picnic. August 24 2014
You may feel helpless, but there are many things you can do. Nobody expects you to have all the answers. If you feel there is a crisis for you or your loved one, use one of these toll-free, confidential hotlines:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline* is a 24-hour hotline for anyone in emotional distress: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also an online Lifeline Chat* available from 5 pm to 1 am EST, weekdays.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with VA responders through a 24/7 hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), PRESS 1. There is also a 24/7 online Confidential Veterans Chat or text message support at 838255.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline* offers 24/7 anonymous access to shelters and domestic violence programs as well as legal advocacy, public education, and training: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
The National Sexual Assault Hotline* operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is a 24/7 resource to link victims to counseling and legal advice: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). There is also a National Sexual Assault Online Hotline* for messaging.
The National Child Abuse Hotline* is a 24/7 resource you can contact if you suspect a child is being abused, if you fear you might hurt your child, or if you have been abused: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453).
Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.