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, (PTSD). 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.
Our Mission Statement
We work together to reach out to Veterans and their families who are dealing with the issues associated with military deployment, war zone stress and reintegration. We offer a quiet, peaceful place for Veterans and their families to go to relax and get back to nature. We are here to support all Veterans of all wars and offer them a safe place to camp, fish, hike and enjoy nature. Healing Hearts in Hope Veteran’s Retreat Center is a place for Veterans to find and talk to other Veterans. A place to discover that you are not alone and there are people that truly care.
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.