Join the Shields & Stripes Mission.

WE BELIEVE OUR NATION’S HEROES DESERVE THE BEST.

They Raised Their Hand and Pledged to Protect You.

Now, They Need Your Help.

Our nation’s Military Veterans and First Responders have a 5 x higher risk of experiencing mental health problems due to constant exposure to death and destruction.

Sadly, the current mental health system in America was unprepared for this reality, and today, those brave men and women need help to survive life.

Our Military Veterans and First Responders Secretly Fight Their Own Battles.

Did You Know?

Between 17 and 44 veterans commit suicide daily?

The previous report of 17.2 a day reporting doesn’t account for accidents, undetermined, reported self-harm, or overdoses, resulting in undercounting errors.

In One Year, We Lost…

Firefighters

POLICE OFFICERS

VETERANS

Data reporting is conducted with the intent to raise awareness and has sourced several agencies to capture the most accurate data to reflect the problem we are trying help fix. If you feel the data does not reflect the current situation, please contact: contact@shieldsandstripes.org

Shields & Stripes Is Helping Our Heroes!

With a top-tier, 3-month intensive program led by the finest doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and trainers, Shields & Stripes is now providing the care our brave warriors, protectors, and servants deserve.

ZERO

Cost to attendees!

Trauma Focused Psychological Therapy

Physical
Therapy

Occupational
Therapy

Nutrition
Education

Meditation
and Yoga

You can help Shields & Stripes continue their mission of saving our brave men and women and getting them on the road to a healthy, peaceful life.

Could You Handle This Over, and Over, and Over?…

What one police officer with military service experiences in their career…

  • NViolent or tragic death of children
  • NTraumatic suicides and homicides
  • NExplosions and gunfire
  • NAmbushes and unplanned attacks
  • NViolent physical assaults
  • NDeaths of co-workers
  • NHigh-speed traffic collisions
  • NEntry into burning buildings and vehicles
  • NChild abuse, neglect, poverty
  • NJob-related injuries
  • NPolitical and administrative assaults
  • NDestruction of family

How Your Donations Make a Difference

Your contribution enables attendees, referred to as athletes, to benefit from comprehensive care, starting with 3 weeks of personalized in-person support, followed by 9 weeks of telehealth.

81.5%

Program Services

15.9%

Fundraising

2.5%

System Management

Team Member Spotlight

Dr. Heidi Anderson

Meet Dr. Heidi Anderson, the lead mental health consultant for Shields & Stripes.

Besides her work with Shields & Stripes, she is the founder of The Healing Impact, which helps people with trauma, and she has spoken nationally about healing from trauma.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Join us for a day on the greens you won’t forget at the prestigious Country Club of Whispering Pines in North Carolina.

The driving range and registration starts on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 7 am.

Your participation will directly benefit our signature program, which restores the lives of veterans and first responders.

SPONSORS

We’re grateful for our amazing sponsors who care about our first responders and veterans as much as we do!

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🥃 Support our mission with special edition whiskey! 🥃

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with a veteran co-founded craft distillery for a project called Special Operations Salute. 

🔥Introducing the Army SOF Edition whiskey where $10 from each bottle sold goes to SOF supporting nonprofits, including us.🔥

Use our unique link to claim yours and enjoy free shipping and two bottles or more to eligible states.

This unique blend of six and seven-year-old age, bourbon and rye whiskeys, bottled at “Howitzer Strength” 105 proof, is produced grain-to-glass by the @heritagedistilling Company, the most awarded distillery in North America for the past 10 years by the American Distilling Institute @americandistilling 

Each bottle comes with a collectible display tube and a frame-ready print of an original lithograph, created by veteran artist Michael Solovey, titled “SEND ME”. This work of art depicts Army SOF warriors from various eras. 

Visit shieldsandstripes.org/salute or the link in our bio to purchase and learn more. 
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View this FULL GALLERY courtesy of @triciamichaelphoto at the link in our bio.

We are thrilled to announce you raised an incredible $105,000.00 for our Nation’s veterans and first responders! 

We extend our gratitude for those who showed invaluable support at our annual charity gala in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Amplify Federal, and all sponsors for their generous support of this event.

Our guest speakers, Shaye Haver and Luke Trexler @trexler_media captivated the audience, and we were honored to have our special guests, @riley.tejcek and Eric Weisfeld, in attendance.

This event couldn’t have been made possible without our dedicated volunteers and team members, but more importantly, our attendees.

We hope to see you and more supporters in 2025 when we return to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

@exossports @team_exos
@linx_legal 
@virginhotelslv 
@grandstrandhealth 
@harleydavidson Myrtle Beach
@tocpublicrelations 
@navyfederal 
@rad_andreckless
@triciamichaelphoto 
@kristina_barron_photo 
@lumbrecandlerentals
We are thrilled to announce you raised an incredible $105,000.00 for our Nation’s veterans and first responders! 

We extend our gratitude for those who showed invaluable support at our annual charity gala in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Amplify Federal, and all sponsors for their generous support of this event.

Our guest speakers, Shaye Haver and Luke Trexler @trexler_media captivated the audience, and we were honored to have our special guests, @riley.tejcek and Eric Weisfeld, in attendance.

This event couldn’t have been made possible without our dedicated volunteers and team members, but more importantly, our attendees.

We hope to see you and more supporters in 2025 when we return to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

View this FULL GALLERY courtesy of @kristina_barron_photo at the link in our bio.

@exossports @team_exos
@linx_legal 
@virginhotelslv 
@grandstrandhealth 
@harleydavidson Myrtle Beach
@tocpublicrelations 
@navyfederal 
@rad_andreckless
@triciamichaelphoto 
@kristina_barron_photo 
@lumbrecandlerentals
We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the next @shieldsandstripes program! 

🇺🇸 This all-expenses-paid program is designed specifically for veterans and first responders like you or your loved ones. 

Where?
The first three weeks of the program will be held at the @exossports Performance Training Center at 2629 E. Rose Garden Lane Phoenix, AZ. The remaining 9 weeks will be held virtually. 

When?
The program will be held at Exos from August 12th to the 30th, followed by 9 weeks of virtual therapies.

Who Can Apply?
Veterans and/or first responders, whether active, separated, or retired, from across the United States. If you’re a U.S. veteran or first responder whose life has been affected by trauma (including MST), and you’re motivated to make a significant change, we invite you to apply.

✨Program Highlights✨
• Three weeks at EXOS in Phoenix, AZ with expert doctors and clinicians.
• Nine weeks of family-integrated telehealth from home.
• Mental health resources for trauma, stress, and more.
• Personalized treatment aligned with your goals.
• Supportive community of veterans and first responders.

Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Healing Journey?
🇺🇸 Submit your application and join us on the path towards the best version of you. Visit www.shieldsandstripes.org to apply now!

🚨The application deadline is May 25th 20204.🚨

**Please Note: Each program currently accommodates eight applicants. Our application process is thorough and may require personal details about you and your experiences. Selection is not guaranteed. If you’re not chosen, we encourage you to reapply for future programs.

Photo courtesy of @trexler_media 

Pictured are the incredible veterans and first responders from our most recent program.