Take a Vet Fishing (TAVF)
Take a Vet Fishing (TAVF) was established in 2011 to provide active and reserve military service members and Veterans emotional support and rehabilitation by way of Piscatorial Therapy (commonly referred to as Fishing Therapy). The slogan, “A Day of Giving Back” is the core of Take a Vet Fishing’s mission and serves as a day of giving back to our nation’s heroes. Approximately twenty percent of the 2.3 million veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and/or depression. Most of them will struggle to ask for assistance. Take a Vet Fishing is a Not-For-Profit 501 (c)(3) organization created to help fight and bring awareness to PTS and depression. With the assistance of volunteer guides and mentors, Take a Vet Fishing provides guided fishing outings and a venue for veterans to socially interact with each other as a way to share their story and reconnect with fellow Veterans.
For more information on Take a Vet Fishing, please contact at 413-FOR- VETS (413-367- 8387) or visit our website at www.takeavetfishing.org.