Changing minds is about alternative programs to assist our fellow veterans in becoming a healthier you. With these and upcoming programs, we encourage you to check them out and one might be right for you in ways you never knew possible. Have ideas for additional alternative programs? Submit them to us and we will look into them.

Guitars 4 Vets

Nearly one million Military Veterans struggle with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress. Music helps elevate your mood and motivation, Reduce stress, Improve focus, Help with relaxation, and Reduce anxiety and depression decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, and reduce episodes of panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks. More simply put, playing a guitar can help veterans safely connect with their surroundings and other people.



At H.O.O.V.E.S., they continuously believe in and witness the profound healing power of horses. Through the facilitation of the Equine Wisdom Integration Method™, our team works tirelessly to ensure our veterans receive the critical support they need.

Horses are partnered with service men and women in a judgement free environment to work through stress and trauma incurred by the effects of military service. 



Miles of Freedom

Miles of Freedom is a program that pairs bike-packing and sobriety.  The mission and vision of the organiztion is to share wisdom and adventures with veterans who are seeking a new life of hope and healing.

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Toledo, OH 43614


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