Embrace A Vet

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing direct and supportive services to Maine Veterans and their families living with post traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury.

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Evaluating a dog for possible service dog training

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Service dog in training

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Participants at a retreat

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Acupuncture is one of the alternative therapies offered at retreats

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Nordic walking is a winter retreat activity.

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Multi-day residential Healing & Wellness Retreats for Maine veterans with PTSD or TBI and caregivers.

Paws for Peace

Joint training of Maine veterans with PTSD or TBI and canines (often adopted shelter dogs) to better manage symptoms.

Joy Johnson, Founder
1946 - 2016

"...there have been people who have impressed me along the way. Joy was one such....more


Donate today to help support our programs and services. All donations are tax-deductible. If you prefer to pay by check, please make out your check to Embrace a Vet and mail it to Embrace A Vet, Post Office Box 516, Topsham, Maine 04086. Please include your name and address so that we may send you our thanks and your donation receipt.

"My feelings at this point defy my abilities. I am, however, at a different level and place."