AVMS Charity Partners
My Warrior’s Place
My Warrior’s Place is a retreat center for Veterans, Military Service Members, Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and Blue, Silver & Gold Star Families.
Additionally, My Warrior’s Place offers several amazing programs for those who have put their life on the line for our safety and well-being, endured the death of a fallen warrior and/or experienced the horrors of war.
Each program offered by My Warrior’s Place plays an important role in the healing and coping process and the support that is obtained through these programs is priceless.
For more information visit – www.mywarriorsplace.org
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs.
We breed, raise and train elite guide dogs, service dogs and skilled companion dogs and provide life-changing services at no cost to the recipients.
Some veterans lose vision on the battlefield. Some return from the battlefield, eyes intact, with unseen scars… nightmares and flashbacks so severe that it feels safer and more sane to just never leave the house. Our dogs make a dramatic difference. For more information visit – www.guidedogs.org
JFCS – Jewish Family & Children’s Service – Veterans Outreach
JFCS supports veterans and their families who reside on the Suncoast who are confronting life’s challenges. We offer case management and financial and employment assistance to low-income veterans and their families who are homeless or who are about to become homeless. We work with veterans in the Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and Lee Counties.
JFCS’s client-centric approach provides care for Veterans to maintain a self-sufficiency and facilitates solutions to living a healthy lifestyle with a support system. Through the Operation Military Assistance Program (OMAP), Veterans are able to gain the assistance needed to obtain or maintain permanent housing, removing the barriers to living a stable, comfortable, and more satisfying life.
M.O.T.S. – Manasota Operation Troop Support
MOTS is a non-profit (501c3) organization started over ten years ago to serve military troops deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait with ties to Manatee and Sarasota and Manatee Counties and their families. Some of our services include a Veterans Food Pantry, Emergency financial assistance, community outreach events, referrals, fishing trips, school supplies, holiday events and general support for military troops before, during and after deployment.