SERVING OUR VETERANS
High Socks for Hope’s veteran assistance program began in late 2014 with the Valor Grove Project in a close partnership with Tuscaloosa Veteran Affairs. Valor Grove provides housing and a safe place for veterans to live while transitioning from military to civilian life.
High Socks helped to fully furnish transitional units at Valor Grove and continues to assist veterans with furniture for their permanent home.
High Socks For Hope also works with the Homeless Veteran's Unit at the Tuscaloosa VA to help veterans who are not moving into Valor Grove but elsewhere in the community. We provide residents a new bed, bedding, a basic kitchen box, a bathroom, a food box and other furniture as available.
VETERAN THERAPY: BRINGING ART TO LIFE
High Socks For Hope has partnered with Cognitive Dynamics, a fellow 501c3 non-profit to launch a program for veterans with Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and brain trauma. The program has launched in Chicago, Illinois called Bringing Art to Life, and is continuing to grow and thrive.
Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Its benefits include fostering self-expression, enhancing coping skills, managing stress, and strengthening a sense of self. This translates into improved communication, behavior, and cognition. All of this, plus strengthened relationships, combine to enhance quality of life.*.
VETERANS AFFECTED BY DISASTER
High Socks assists veterans who have lost their belongings due to a natural disaster. We are currently assisting veteran families in Baton Rouge, Texas and Florida who have lost all their furniture due to flooding, hurricanes and tornadoes.
There is currently an influx of veteran requests made for recliners, which cost $130 each. To dedicate a donation specifically to purchase recliners, please do so in the link below: