The following is a listing of free services that are offered to Veterans.
- Arapahoe/Douglas Works
Provides career readiness workshops, resume assistance, information on job fairs and hiring events, assistance with job leads, and information on veteran job preferences.
- Canyons Quests for Vets
Is a Castle Rock based non-profit that seeks to connect military veterans with outdoor adventure opportunities. For more information please contact email@example.com
- Castle Rock American Legion Post 1187
Meeting the third Tuesday of the month at Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Providing career assistance to those who have served in the U.S. armed forces and other individuals who are eligible for Veteran’s priority of service.
- Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation
Non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization: Supports the Douglas County Veterans Monument in Castle Rock and provides help to veterans in the county through a grant assistance program. The monetary assistance may include help with transportation, rent, food or other areas of hardship that may affect a veteran’s quality of life.
- Eagle’s Nest Ranch
Is a non-profit horse ranch ministry that exists to provide a place for hope, trust and growth for people and horses so they can soar above the adversities of life. The Healing Horses for the Armed Forces program is offered to Active Duty and Veteran service members as well as their spouses and children. They offer interactive sessions with horses free of charge. Call or email to learn more or schedule a session at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-596-2784.
- Highlands Ranch American Legion Post 1260
Meetings are held at the Northridge Recreation Center on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7 pm and refreshments are available at 6:30. The recreation center is located at 98801 Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
- Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their live. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
- Parker American Legion Post 1864
Meets first Wednesday of the month at the South Metro Fire District Station 46, 19310 Stroh Road, Parker.
- Project Healing Waters
- Dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military service personnel and veterans through fly-fishing and fly tying education and outings.
- Project Sanctuary – Parker, Colorado
501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide therapeutic, curative, supportive and recreational activities to veterans, active military personnel, their spouses and children in a leisure environment. For more information please email Info@ProjectSanctuary.us
- Remembering Our Veterans (ROV)
Remembering Our Veterans (ROV) meets the first Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Castle Rock Senior Center. Activities and Events consist of local veterans discussing their military experiences, authors talking about their military history books, trips to military history museums. For more information contact Larry Adams at 303-660-1857 or email@example.com
- Rocky Mountain Honor Flight
The Rocky Mountain Honor Flight provides WW II veterans with an opportunity to visit the National WW II Memorial located in Washington D.C. The memorial dedicated in 2004, was built to honor the service and sacrifice of 16,000,000 Americans during WW II. However, due to it’s inaccessibility to most veterans because of their age, health, financial status and other circumstances. This program provides assistance to those veterans wishing to visit the memorial. Trained volunteer Guardians accompany all veterans on each flight.
- State of Colorado Benefits for Veterans
A listing of additional benefits and resources for veterans.
- Veterans History Project
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 to be administered by the Library of Congress. The projects mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The Veterans History Project covers World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Wars. If you would like more information or would like to share your story; contact the Douglas County Library, History Research Center at LocalHistory@dclibraries.org or 303-688-7730.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4266
For meeting details please visit the VFW Post 4266 website.
- Warrior Gateway
A virtual community center equipped with information to help members get the best of what they need in a secure and safe environment – from validated sources. This includes job opportunities; a military focused resource directory; a virtual PX to sell and buy used goods and a meet-up function to facilitate play-dates, military spouse dinners and more. Military Family Gateway’s online community stays with its members, providing the opportunity to meet and communicate with others before, during and after their family member’s deployment.
- Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. 1 South Nevada Ave., Suite 205, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-377-9491