A post-deployment veteran may struggle with depression and anger, leaving them at greater risk for divorce, substance abuse, homelessness, and suicide. In a veteran’s daily life, they have challenges that therapy and medication cannot address, which is why the National PTSD Service Association believes service dogs are so important.
Based in Sarasota, Florida, our organization, the National PTSD Service Association, provides trained service dogs to fit a veteran's emotional and physical needs. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, it’s our mission to help veterans through their struggles by empowering them to return to life with confidence and independence through their partnership with their service dog.
The National PTSD Service Association supports the PAWS Act of 2019 and provides service dog grants and assistance to qualified veterans with PTSD in Florida from Charlotte County to Hillsborough County. We work with veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, or military sexual trauma. We hope to help veterans regain as much of their pre-deployment lives as possible.
Our Service Dogs
Our service dogs are trained to read the feelings and the mindset of their handlers. Through this partnership, our service dogs help veterans navigate the daily obstacles that come with PTSD. When triggered, these service dogs act to help bring their handlers' attention to the present moment. This distraction acts as a comfort to reduce stress and anxiety, allowing veterans to calmly get through situations that trigger PTSD symptoms.
Be Part of the Mission, Learn More
By visiting our website, www.NationalPTSDServiceAssociation.org you can learn more about the programs we offer, donate, or learn more about our training facility. Our organization is a social media forward company, and we can be reached via Facebook as well.
Any other questions I can be emailed to me at: info@NationalPTSDServiceAssociation.org. You can also call me at 941-961-5069.
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