The Bodhi Battalion believes that veterans can realize a life they never imagined possible with the proper support, connection, and a canine partner.

The Bodhi Battalion was established in 2015 to support veterans struggling with mental/behavioral health issues and addiction, lack  of positive support systems and community engagement.

We collaborate with like-minded community initiatives and organizations to foster supportive community relationships, connections with necessary resources, and prosocial activities.

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Battalion and the Veterans We Serve

Our innovative methods combine evidence-based therapeutic practices with animal-assisted therapy and custom-trained service dogs to address mental health, substance abuse, isolation, interpersonal challenges, and so much more.

Your involvement helps us serve veterans in a meaningful way. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

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Every donation matters – no matter how large or small. If you have been thinking about supporting us in some way, please consider making a donation today.

Become A Volunteer

We are so proud to say that our organization is based solely on volunteers. We remain committed to serving veterans through donations of time and resources to our program.

Foster a Dog

We believe that by fostering a dog, you can help support a veteran in their journey towards recovery. Help a veteran in need by fostering a puppy today!

Why Bodhi Battalion?

Bodhi (pronounced Bo-dee) means “awakening.” 

What makes the Bodhi Battalion unique as a nonprofit is that we look at each veteran as a whole person to address the reasons for their current challenges effectively.  By gaining a deeper understanding of the unique needs of veterans’ issues, we can work together step-by-step to foster and maintain the components of a meaningful life.  The Bodhi Battalion believes that canine involvement can provide the essential bridge to treatment that is so vital.  In 2019 the Bodhi Battalion developed the P.T.S.D REDEFINED program, Providing Treatment (through) Service Dogs.  This program allows veterans to interact and help prepare young service dogs in training for veteran matching and service placement.  Our program utilizes critical cognitive and mindfulness-based techniques to create a parallel learning process that generates the most beneficial and welcoming environment for restorative therapeutic progress.  Many organizations offer service dogs, and many offer therapy, but the Bodhi Battalion utilizes both to create a deeper, more enduring model of healing.