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A Salute To Our Heroes is a proud sponsor of “Julia” Comfort Dog from King of Glory Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois. Julia is a certified LCC K-9 / Kare-9 Comfort Dog whose Military Ministry serves our veterans, active military, and their families. A member of Julia’s team is a veteran who shares the bond of duty, service and memories.

“Julia” Comfort Dog comforts the needs of our military, deployment (to and from) and aids in the elements combined to create a relaxing setting to our military who are suffering. Julia’s ministry of compassion creates a bridge to open the door for communication and healing. “Julia “Comfort Dog visits many places, including VFWs, VA hospitals, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Care Centers, homes of veterans that are homebound, Expos, Veteran Clinics, Yellow Ribbon Ceremonies, and various other activities.


Bluewater Behavioral Health provides Veteran Outreach Services. Their mission is to provide compassionate, quality mental health care through a holistic framework to assist patients to achieve better outcomes.

Sean Stretch
Outreach Coordinator
(850) 374-3410


Mission: BraveHearts brings hope, joy, and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.

Vision: BraveHearts envisions being the premier model for connecting horses with people as a catalyst for wellness. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover healing horsemanship through the BraveHearts’ model.

Amber Eck
Veteran Services Director
P: 815.943.8226
F: 815.943.8426


National University of Health Sciences – Whole Health Center “Veterans Clinics” in Lombard, Illinois and Pinellas Park, Florida specializes in treating disorders affecting combat veterans such as: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, flashbacks, musculoskeletal injuries, and more, offering natural and drug-free health options.

Veterans at both locations receive acupuncture at no charge, and a 20 percent discount on all other services. Acupuncture services are free of charge to veterans through the generous sponsorship of A Salute To Our Heroes Foundation and China-Gel®.

The NUHS clinics have treated veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you know of a veteran who would benefit from this care, please share this opportunity that is available to them.

To schedule an appointment at one of National University’s Veterans Clinics, or for a complete listing of discounted services available to veterans and their spouses, contact the Lombard, Illinois clinic at 630-629-9664, or the Pinellas Park, Florida clinic at 727-873-7870.

Whole Health Center – Lombard
200 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

Tel: (630) 629-9664
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Whole Health Center – Pinellas Park

6630 78th Ave. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Tel: (727) 873-7870
Tel: (727) 873-7882

Fax: (727) 954-3361
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Our Mission: to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war in comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) began in 2003 with a dream, literally a dream. Founder Catherine Roberts’s son was deployed in Iraq. According to Catherine, “The dream was as vivid as real life. I saw a young man sitting on the side of his bed in the middle of the night, hunched over. The permeating feeling was one of utter despair. I could see his war demons clustered around, dragging him down into an emotional gutter. Then, as if viewing a movie, I saw him in the next scene wrapped in a quilt. His whole demeanor changed from one of despair to one of hope and well-being. The quilt had made this dramatic change.”

Catherine saw the message of her dream as Quilts = Healing, and she founded QOVF to make that dream a reality.

To nominate a Service Member or Veteran, learn more about the organization or find ways to participate, please visit their website at

True Patriots Care

True Patriots Care is dedicated to recognizing and supporting those who have served their communities as first responders and as members of the armed services. The foundation seeks to enrich the lives of these individuals and their families through honor and support.
For more information or to donate please call Jerry Christopherson at 847-460-2467 or email at