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VETERANS RESTORATIVE CARE CENTER

“To honor and serve those who have honored us with their service.”

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH

Four organizations are joining forces to plan a leading edge Veterans Restorative Care Center (VRCC) for disabled veterans at the Hot Lake Springs Resort near La Grande, Oregon. The founding partners are Warrior Bonfire Program, National University of Natural MedicineHot Lake Springs Resort and Spa and DyneAquaculture. The center will be an all-encompassing approach to healing, while staying in a beautiful, repurposed 100 year-old hot springs spa. Learn more about our partners behind the VRCC. 

“The suicide rate for veterans is epidemic, averaging 22 per day.”

OUR SOLDIERS ARE SUFFERING

As our heroes return home, they often endure an overwhelming sense of loss and despair. Physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, top the list of hardships. Many have lost their “brothers”, their well-being, their dreams and  their identity.  As they run out of hope, tragically, many take their own lives.

Over 125,000 American veterans have committed suicide since 2000.

The Veterans Administration is well intentioned, but is overwhelmed, ill-equipped and, thus, ineffective. As a result, many of our veterans are over-medicated, and feel under-loved and under-appreciated. Our government is not the sole answer. We must do something about it and a more complete solution requires the help of private enterprise working with non-profit partners. These heroic men and women and their families deserve our sincerest efforts to help.

PLEASE WATCH OUR ENCOURAGING VRCC VIDEOS 

VRCC’S MISSION VIDEO

The Veterans Restorative Care Center (VRCC) was founded to combat the increasing number and staggering statistic of 22 veterans a day committing suicide. Our driving force is to bring about a better way of caring for and restoring our heroes.

Our Warriors need help and hope, and it’s our goal to restore health and optimism to these men and women and their families. The Veterans Restorative Care Center is devoted to our new, revolutionary approach.

VRCC VIDEO BY LA GRANDE ALIVE TV

CJ’S INSPIRING STORY VIDEO

VRCC’S RETREAT VIDEO WITH DR. BRENDA HOOD

At a pilot program for the Veterans Restorative Care Center, Dr. Brenda Hood showed veterans a relaxing technique called Qigong exercises. These fundamental Qigong exercises connect heaven and earth to smooth out the body. Qigong are practices that facilitate proper flow of Chi (vital energy) through the body mind and spirit. Such practices have been done in the Orient for thousands of years. Please watch the video for this enlightening exercise program.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to restore hope through education, whole-life care and nature to empower veterans and their families to realize their dreams. We are committed to building a better approach to rebuild veterans’ lives, dreams and families through a safe, comfortable and compassionate environment. We’ll offer a more natural and integrated approach to healing for the body, mind, soul, education and career.

Naturopathic Medical Services

Outdoor Activities & Education

Family Recreation & Therapy 

 VETERANS RESTORATIVE CARE CENTER IN OREGON

HOT LAKE SPRINGS IN LA GRANDE, OREGON

A HEALING ENVIRONMENT

The beautiful Blue Mountains surround Hot Lake Springs (HLS), currently a lodge and mineral hot-springs spa in La Grande, Oregon. The HLS property will be repurposed and outfitted with state-of-the-art naturopathic medical facilities to effectively aid mental and physical healing for veterans.

Services for the veterans will be provided in a time-tested, less medicated, less stressed environment allowing long term respite housing and using the natural landscape of forest, water, and mountains to promote health and healing.

VRCC RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

The new Veterans Restorative Care Center will include resources to address family counseling, medical services, veterans’ education and career training. Family activities and outdoor recreation are abundant at the Hot Lake Springs location. Some of the outdoor interests include fly fishing, hunting and hiking in the woods.

DyneAquaculture’s planned aquaculture and hydroponic facilities on adjoining property will be the main source of on-going operating funds and career training for the center.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE VRCC

VRCC FOUNDING PARTNERS 

WARRIOR BONFIRE PROGRAM

Warrior Bonfire Program, a nonprofit organization that offers retreats for wounded warriors, will run the center.

HOT LAKE SPRINGS

Hot Lake Springs, an historic hotel and mineral spa located 10 miles east of La Grande, OR will be the location for the new center.

NUNM

The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) will provide the medical staff and naturopathic  treatment services on site.

DYNE AQUACULTURE

DyneAquaculture’s operations on the center’s adjacent property will provide funds and career training for the center.

 DONATE TODAY!

Please join our efforts to reach our first milestone.  

All donations to support the VRCC are through the non-profit Warrior Bonfire Program.