Every year over 6,000 Veterans Commit Suicide¹, 400,000 Suffer from Invisible Wounds and 4-million have a service-connected disability.

Hope United Relief Foundation’s interaction with Veterans in a genuine manner that they are uplifted knowing their service has not been forsaken and they haven’t been forgotten.

Help United Relief Foundation’s involvement in providing Veterans with the support and tools to improve the quality of their lives and overcome their individual challenges.

Healing United Relief Foundation’s ability to combine hope and help into a powerful healing force that can make profound, lasting differences in the lives of the Veterans we touch.

Healing for Heroes Holistic-Horticultural program will be able to address and adjust to the health and wellness challenges of the brave men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces residing anywhere in America.

Holistic side

You are a whole, made up of interrelated parts. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects depend on one another for well-being. When one is disrupted, the others suffer as well. This concept is referred to as a whole person or holistic approach.

Horticultural side

Horticultural therapy is widely used in a broad range of rehabilitative, vocational, and community settings. It is accepted, and understood to be a beneficial and effective therapy for many individuals with physical impairments and mental instabilities.

Program Oversight
Frank Salato – United Relief Foundation
(888) 718-0989 Ext. 1

Lead Advisors
Konni Vukelic – Bee Well Being Foundation
Micheal Ragan  – 22Vet Organization
Denise Heisner – Mentor of Wellness

Lisa Rising – Horticultural expert, trauma and brain therapy advisor
Michele Quagliano, RN – Medical and nutritional support, dietary advisor
Kelly Nash – Recreational therapy and activity development and support
Linda Sanzeri – Cancer survivor and dietary advisor

Lead Advisors and Advisors (or their family members) have served in the United States Armed Forces and/or presently of service to Veterans in their respective professions.

Your Interest, Inquiry or Involvement Welcomed

Healing for Heroes Donation

Personal Info


Donation Total: $20

Compounding the Good we're doing and differencs we are making

Inner Voice Chicago has generously granted the United Relief Foundation permission to utilize their 15 resident Eddie Beard Vet House (EBVH) in the development of a Hope Help Healing Veterans Transitional Living Environment Holistic-Horticultural program model.

Even though the United Relief Foundation will have other Hope Help Healing Stand Tall efforts underway, EBVH will be highlighted to illustrate how we engage others to compound the good done and differences made.

Check this space for updates. Indoor organic gardening will be engaged and other program aspects shall continue during the late fall and winter months.

Primary Program Components

The ease and efficiency to self-administer the program and the health and wellness benefits will be generated by 6 primary components:
1) Administration
2) Assessment
3) Boots on the Ground
4) Organic Vegetable Gardening
5) Holistic Techniques
6) Horticultural Therapy

Program Support

Self-Administration support for the program will include:
• Healing for Heroes Guidelines
• Holistic Techniques Manual
• Horticultural Therapy Instructions
• Online Education Videos
• Telephone or Video-Conference Interaction
• Hope and Help Network Access

Signature Elevated Mobility Adaptive Bed

United Relief Foundation adaptive raised bed

Special recognition is given to Invenergy, Chicago Private Yacht Rentals, Urb, Inc., Three Bees, Casting Whimsy, GB Sprinklers, Mariano’s and Denise Heisner for being the first to provide the generous support that helped start the development of the program.

¹U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Suicide Data Report | Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention June 2018 [View Report]