Heroes in Transition (HIT) provides assistance for veterans, service members and their families not readily available from government agencies or other providers. This assistance strengthens relationships, builds community, empowers and heals those we serve. HIT improves quality of life, communication, and resiliency skills for all, through responsible and professional leadership and in partnership with others.
People we served in 2021
Outings/Events held in 2021
Individuals we provided financial assistance to in 2021
The impact that Heroes in Transition has on the veteran community is substantial. The majority of individuals we serve are from Cape Cod though we do assist a small number of individuals from off-Cape, including Plymouth, Taunton, and Wareham. Of those who live on Cape Cod, a significant majority are from the Upper Cape, including Falmouth, and the Mid-Cape. We have two veterans, along with their spouses, who participated in our programs last year who live on Martha’s Vineyard.
Some highlights from 2021 include:
- We served a total of 1,126 individuals through our programs as well as our financial assistance.
- We held three Families In Transition (FIT) Camps during the summer in which 17 families, consisting of 72 individuals, participated in the weeklong program which connects military families with the healing qualities of horses at Alliance Equestrian Center in Sandwich.
- We had a total of 15 veterans participate in our Veterans Equine Warrior Program. A new group of nine veterans took part in the program in September over the course of one weekend at Alliance Equestrian Center. A group of six veterans returned to Alliance Equestrian Center in October after having initially participated in the program in the fall of 2020.
- We held a total of 33 outings/events, which included separate ones for military spouses (40 individuals attended); veterans and service members (107 attended); military couples (76 individuals attended); and military families (55 families attended). A total of 549 individuals attended these combined events; of these 100 were under the age of 18 and attended our military family events.
- We held two Couples Retreats, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. We had 17 couples (34 individuals) attend in the spring at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, and we had 15 couples (30 individuals) attend in the fall at the Red Jacket Beach Resort. The retreats are held over the course of two days with couples learning practical skills to improve their communication, enhance their intimacy, and strengthen their relationships.
- In September and October, we held REBOOT, a workshop geared to helping female service members, veterans, and spouses build resiliency, cultivate mindfulness, and improve their health and well-being. A total of 7 women participated in the program.
- We provided financial assistance to 535 individuals who are serving or have served through gift cards and gift boxes to Joint Base Cape Cod in December; through St. Vincent de Paul Society in Mashpee and Sandwich; and by funding transportation through Town Taxi, allowing veterans to get to necessary medical and VA appointments.
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