HARTH Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Veterans and Active Service Members.
HARTH is a Texas non-profit located in Burnet, just NW of Austin on the shores of Lake Buchanan. The Texas Hill Country is the perfect environment to escape the hectic demands of everyday life, and focus on healing and recovery with the horses that are the heartbeat of the HARTH programs.
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” Spoken by King Henry V in Shakespeare’s The Life of King Henry the Fifth. King Henry was speaking of the shared bond of soldiers and the happiness found in that bond despite the violence of war. The violence of war has not escaped the present battle field but too many veterans have lost that happiness. Veterans face PTSD, depression, anger issues and readjustment issues among a variety of mental health concerns.
HARTH provides a range of services for each individual by developing a person-centered program that works best for him/her. At HARTH, both the horses and the environment in general are an integral part of the therapeutic process. All of the programs at HARTH Foundation are offered free to our veterans and active duty service members. The programs are funded entirely by donations and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.
Why we need your help.
- American Psychological Association finds 44% of veterans reported readjustment difficulties after returning from deployments in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.
- Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that 22 veterans a day commit suicide; a suicide every 65 minutes.
- CNN article suggests the suicide rate may actually be higher.
The goal of HARTH Foundation, to provide our veterans a safe community for healing, requires your support. If you’d like to help support our mission, please donate now!