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We Appreciate our Partners

Foothills Veterans Helping Veterans (FVHV) is proud to partner with a number of organizations in an effort to provide needed help to veterans and their families. Below is a list of groups with whom we are connected.

Purple Heart Homes – Purple Heart Homes provides transitional housing as well as repairs to homes.

Highways and Hedges – Highways and Hedges offers assistance to homeless and needy veterans in the greater Catawba Valley. Contact info: 828-781-8095;

Hickory Soup Kitchen – The Hickory Soup Kitchen provides meals and counseling to homeless and needy people and provides space for the FVHV to hold meetings each Friday at 9:30 a.m. –

Veterans Bridge Home – Veterans Bridge Home, located in Charlotte,NC, connects veterans and their families, in any state of transition, to the community through a network of partners. =

Veterans Treatment Court of Catawba County (VTC) – The Catawba County VTC offers veterans who have committed non-violent felonies or misdemeanors an opportunity to get back on their feet through a structured program that offers counseling, a variety of resources, and a veteran mentor. FVHV has contributed financially to help the VTC provide incentives and to help with the VTC housing initiative. Members of FVHV also serve as mentors in the VTC.

Exodus Homes – Exodus Homes is a faith-based United Way agency offering transitional housing, counseling, and employment to men and women who have been recently released from prison. The Assistant Executive Director, Rev. Susan Smith, helped form what is now the Foothills Veterans Helping Veterans in2011. Exodus Homes also provides office space for the FVHV at a nominal monthly rate.

V.O.I.C.E. – VOICE (Volunteer Outreach in Community Efforts) is a volunteer organization that, among other things, collects shoes for needy and homeless people, especially veterans. Contact Marcia Hubbard at 828-851-7437 or at

Safe Harbor – – Safe Harbor is a Christ-centered community for rebuilding, renewing, and recovery.

Shining Hope Farms – Shining Hope Farms is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable children and adults to reach their full potential through the use of equine activities and therapies. Veterans can ride free through the Salute and Saddles program.

Walk With Me Healing Steps – Walk With Me Healing Steps uses equine therapy for mental health and support services.

GHCCM – Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries, in response to God’s call, provides hope, help, and healing for all in most need through service, advocacy, and community support.

ABCCM – Asheville-Buncombe Cooperative Christian Ministries is a Christian non-profit in Asheville, NC committed to serving those in need with the help of volunteers, donors, businesses and churches. A division of ABCCM is the Veterans Services of the Carolinas (VSC). A number of the FVHV group work for the VSC helping to find housing for veterans in the greater Hickory area.

Carolina Caring – Carolina Caring provides expert hospice, palliative, and primary care to seriously ill patients in the greater Hickory area. One of the special programs offered by Carolina Caring is a pinning ceremony for veterans.

Hickory Sunrise Rotary – The Rotary Club of Hickory Sunrise has partnered with the FVHV for many years volunteering to help with the Foothills Veterans Stand Down. It is the small club that does big things.

Hickory 4 Vets – Hickory 4 Vets understands the transition for veterans and military families back into the civilian world can be a very difficult and frustrating task. The goal at HKY4Vets is to cut through the noise and make the transition easier, providing veterans and their families a possible roadmap to a place they might one day call “home.”

Hickory Elks Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Hickory Lodge #1654 – The Elks’ Mission is one of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Through our various committees and charitable programs, we serve the people and communities demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

Bended Knee Outdoors – Bended Knee Outdoors is a 400 acre farm located in Granite Falls, NC designed to help veterans and their families as well as disabled adults and youth through the grace of the outdoors. Activities include hunting, fishing, and equine therapy. –  828-244-4721 – View on Facebook

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina– Goodwill Industries is is a nonprofit organization that has served the community since 1926.  Through the sale of donated items in our stores, we fund employment and training programs that help people find hope, opportunity and jobs.  We are recognized nationally as one of the most efficient charities – channeling 89 percent of revenues to mission and sustainability. This efficiency enabled us to provide services to more than 38,000 people in the last year alone.

For more information on our programs and services, please visit or reach out to Sharine Sample, Workforce Development Regional Manager, at 828-578-4145 or

St. Michael’s All Airborne Chapter – St. Michael’s All Airborne Chapter’s primary mission is to assist wounded, disabled, homeless, jobless, and any other needs for paratroopers, veterans, and their families.

Eagle Rock Camp – Eagle Rock Camp is a family saving, suicide prevention organization serving our veteran and military families. Contact person: Lynn Marilla; 704-325-3350.

Soul to Sole Connection – Soul to Sole Connection is dedicated to the mental health of local military, first responders, and their families. Our mission offers ground based counseling with horses at our farm in Mooresville, NC. All sessions are at no cost to local heroes. Contact info: 704-237-0644;

Armor Insurance  – ARE YOU A VETERAN PAYING FOR MEDICARE PART B? Learn about Medicare plans designed for veterans to work alongside TRICARE for LIFE, CHAMPVA or VA benefits at NO ADDITIONAL COST! Contact Julie and Angie from Armor Insurance. You may be eligible for a monthly giveback. Contact info: Angie Outen-704-264-9770; or Julie Bolton-704-2368141;

The Cognitive Connection  – The Cognitive Connection focuses on providing comprehensive services to individuals struggling with behavioral health conditions. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and pro-social life choices through effective client education, training, and treatment programs. Please visit our website in order to get a detailed description of our services. You can find us at

Foothills Veterans Farm
Our Mission: – Transform veterans’ mental health through innovative alternative therapies. Vision Statement-Our vision is to help all veterans in need by empowering them through alternative therapeutic services. We strive to create a future where every veteran has access to the transformative power of alternative therapies, leading to improved overall health and overall well-being. 501©3   –

Veterans Guide
Veterans Guide is an online resource dedicated to providing free support and valuable information for veterans. Whether you’re a veteran looking for benefits information, educational opportunities, job resources, or mental health support, or a family member seeking ways to assist and understand the needs of your loved ones, Veterans Guide is here to serve you.

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Hill & Ponton
Hill & Ponton is a law firm dedicated to fighting for veterans who were denied benefits from the VA. H&P is also dedicated to educating and increasing awareness about daily challenges, including mental and physical health issues. Links to their many resources can be found on their website at

Building Better Lives for Veterans in the Foothills of North Carolina

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