Our Charity. Our Community.

We support Veterans in Advocate Services by providing PTSD and Combat Group Therapy services, Veterans Administration Claims Assistance, Benefits and Support.

We walk Veterans through a step-by-step support system to help get them their ratings. We service our Veterans with transportation to the VA in the Phoenix Valley, all free due to our gracious donors and sponsors.

Veterans Helping Veterans has the only VA service provider in this region, Gila County, that is Certified by the VA to provide such VA services.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (928) 978-5238 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Volunteer Program

Help us grow the nonprofit foundation of Veterans Helping Veterans as we fundraise for our Veterans of Rim Country. This is our most ambitious campaign to help those who have already given their all to this great nation.

It’s time to GIVE back to our Veterans. We all have veterans in our families, our homes, our lives. Honor them, and donate.

Sponsor Program

Sponsors are the lifeblood of any giving organization. It’s our way of thanking these selfless individuals or businesses.

Veterans First is a give basis that doesn’t receive anything in return. Our Veterans gave their all, sometimes literally, so we do the same.

Charity Fund

Thinking of others, giving to others. We give a helping hand, not a helping hand out. Our Superheroes give their time and efforts to support all our local Veterans in our society.

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Before the Corona Virus was announced in the United States, I got in touch with Shaggy, who introduced me to Doctor Lowe. Doctor Lowe was able to see me about my knees and later, Tinnitus. I was in the process, nearly 10% disabled with the VA when Covid-19 reached our small town. I was unable to work through the process with the VA, as most of everything had shut down.

Working with Veterans Helping Veterans, I was able to continue working for a higher rating. Without the help of Shaggy, VHV, or the foundation’s team, I would not be here today. Currently, I am 10% rating, working towards 100%.

As a thank you to Shaggy and all the work that VHV continues to do for me through Covid-19, I now work with the VHV as their Ambassador, Public Relations between our great town of Payson and our foundation, freely giving of my time and energy.

I am Air Force, a Jet Mechanic, who served our great nation from 1977 to 1981. Thank you Veterans Helping Veterans. ~ Chuck M.

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Four years ago, I was attending Veterans Helping Veterans’ (VHV) Combat PTSD help groups in our town, Payson, to talk about and resolve feelings and mental health as a team. I had been trying to work with the VA for many years with many unsuccessful tries for benefits and financial aid.

During Covid-19, the VA shut down, and for many months I was locked out of trying for those same benefits. It was during this time that I had begun to understand what Shaggy was doing for the VHV and how he and his team was helping Veterans during a great time of need.

The VHV has helped me with housing, utility payments, rent payments and even fixing the tires on my vehicle so I could get to work. The VHV has even gone the extra mile in paying out of pocket to help, not only myself, but hundreds of other Veterans.

Shaggy, the VHV, the team: They are in this struggle for the Veterans. You can see it in their everyday hardships. They fight for us. They fight for a stronger, more unified, America. The VHV has helped me with everything, trying to project that same amount of effort and ideas for every veteran. No Veterans Left Behind.

I can’t wait until I am 100% rated, currently 40% since the beginning of 2021, because I want to join the VHV. I’m a people person, I like working with others, office work or driving our Veterans between the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and Payson. Veterans Helping Veterans won’t give up, they would lay down their life for Veterans, for us. ~ Corey R.

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Our most recent Veteran came in for assistance. He had a zero percent disability rating and was a Vietnam Veteran. This man has lived for a few decades without any assistance from the Government.

He put his application in with the VHV, after review and a few appointments later, we were able to get him in front of a VA Comp and Pen appointment.

Within three months, from start of the application to finish, he received a 100% disability rating. This is rare, but requires resources to be able to complete these types of scenarios. ~ Anonymous

What We Do

Our first step is to establish a Combat Veteran’s Focus Group which will deal with the affects and emotions of having been in combat. There will also be a Veterans Processing Group covering how to deal with the affects of PTSD in our everyday lives. These groups are not a gripe session, but will involve real work in dealing with PTSD.

Our programs are 100% free to our Nation’s Veterans. If interested in joining one of these groups, you can leave your contact information below and you will be contacted as soon as possible for an interview.

Our Story

There’s a gap for returning veterans transitioning from service to civilian life. We are veterans helping bridge the gap and reduce the number of other veterans getting lost in the system with few choices.

While there are many forms of trauma that can cause PTSD, it is our mission to serve those who have served our Great Nation, specifically in a combat capacity. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, established in Payson, Arizona. While we have many programs ranging from Veteran’s Assistance to Combat Veteran’s Group Counseling, our main objective is to help Veterans in readjustment counseling for PTSD and to assist in claims for disabilities and all other Veterans’ Benefits.

Group Therapy

There are many ways PTSD can impact your everyday life. Common, everyday things that we enjoy can become difficult, or even paralyzing to someone with PTSD. Imagine going for a bicycle ride with your family after having used bicycles just to keep alive in combat; one could imagine how difficult this could be for the Veteran. Sometimes these symptoms don’t surface for months or even years after the event occurred or after returning from deployment. They may also come and go. If these problems persist or they’re disrupting your daily life, you may have PTSD.

If you have experienced severe trauma or a life-threatening event — whether during a time of war or in a noncombat situation — you may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress, or what is commonly known as PTSD. Maybe during the event you felt as if your life or the lives of others were in danger. Perhaps you felt that you had no control over what was happening. You may have witnessed people being injured or dying, or you may have experienced physical harm yourself.

What can I do if I think I have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
In addition to getting treatment, you can adjust your lifestyle to help relieve PTSD symptoms. For example, talking with other Veterans who have experienced trauma can help you connect with and trust others; exercising can help reduce physical tension; and volunteering can help you reconnect with your community. You also can let your friends and family know when certain places or activities make you uncomfortable.

Your close friends and family may be the first to notice that you’re having a tough time. Turn to them when you are ready to talk. It can be helpful to share what you’re experiencing, and they may be able to provide support and help you find the right treatment for you.

Past Campaigns

2021 brought new full-time volunteers that brought fresh ideas and campaigns that have made the past year our best year ever. Let’s strive to make 2022 that much better!

May 2021

Second Annual Shotgun Golf Tournament

 

$12,134 Donated

June 2021

Veteran’s Volunteer Rally at Payson’s Rodeo

 

$445 Donated

September 2021

VHV and YAC (Youth Advancement Committee) Auction and Dinner

 

$14,452 Donated

Thanksgiving & Christmas 2021

Feeding & Clothing Our Veterans and Their Families

 

Thank you for your support!

2022 Planned Campaigns

It’s here, Happy New Year! We have many new campaigns and are excited to start the year off right. With food, of course!

January 2022

Chili Cook-off!

 

Accepting Donations Today!

May 2022

Third Annual Shotgun Golf Tournament

 

Accepting Donations Today!

 

 

 

Become a Sponsor Today

Heroes don’t always have to wear a cape or a mask. These Heroes are all over the valley, often putting in a lot of effort to support our Veterans. When we can’t support in person, Heroes support in spirit. They work with all kinds of individuals and strive to help our Veterans in any way they can.

 

Join Now

We Raised over $25,000 in 2021

We couldn’t have done it without you but the need is ever greater in 2022. Let us work together to help every Veteran we can, by feeding them, clothing them and helping them get back into our charitable community.

Helping Veterans

100% of your donations will go towards Veterans, starting with Payson, Star Valley, Pine, Strawberry and Young. We band together and once we are strong, we seek out Veterans in new places. Help us by Donating today and Commit to Compassion!

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600 East Arizona Highway 260 Unit 10 Payson, AZ 85541

Call Us: (928) 978-5238