Heroes In Transition, is a 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization. We recognize those who have served or who are serving our country, especially in the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) conflicts, by providing appropriate assistance to those with special needs in four key areas:
- Home modifications for disabled veterans
- Transitional Support Group Therapy
- Financial support for service families
- Assistance dogs for veterans
Our mission is to provide assistance that is not readily available from other organizations including local, state, and federal agencies. Your generosity will help support our heroes.
Heroes in Transition, Inc. was founded in 2009 in memory of Capt. Eric A. Jones, a Marine helicopter pilot, who lost his life while supporting a combat mission in Afghanistan, October 26, 2009. “He flew helicopters to be close to the troops on the ground and be there to help them when they needed it most,” said Cyndy Jones, Eric’s mother and one of the founders of Heroes in Transition. The organization carries on Capt. Jones’ mission by providing assistance to those who have served or who are serving our country, especially in the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom conflicts.
The four areas of assistance include providing professionally trained assistance dogs to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury, transitional support group therapy, support for our military families and home modifications for disabled veterans.
The highly trained assistance dogs are specifically selected to meet the needs of the veteran. They enable veterans to return to some normalcy in their lives that otherwise can be very limiting when dealing with the effects of war. Veterans actively participate in the training which takes place on the Cape by nationally recognized trainer, Matt Noone.
Military families often have a difficult adjustment when their loved one is deployed and/or returns from deployment. Families in Transition is a collaborative program of Heroes in Transition, Military Family Outreach Cape Cod and Smithfield Farm. This innovative and unique five day summer program for military families is on a farm setting where they experience the healing qualities of horses. It provides an opportunity to meet and share with other military families.
Heroes in Transition provides financial assistance to veterans and military families through various organizations on the Cape. They include the St. Vincent De Paul Societies in Mashpee and Sandwich, Housing Assistance Corporation, the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center and Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. The organization has funded the major portion of a passenger van that transports veterans from Hyannis to off-Cape medical facilities and provides taxi vouchers for veterans to and from the Veterans outpatient clinic in Hyannis.
Other support includes home modifications for vets with disabilities. The changes in their homes gave them access to areas they were unable to reach and helped them to maintain independence.
Further information is available here on our website or by calling 508-539-1010.