Vets Helping Vets
An important part of military service is the camaraderie and teamwork that each service member experiences as part of their military community. At Visions for Vets in St. Louis, we’re more than simply a Veteran support group. In fact, we’re an art school teaching Visual Arts up to the college level. And in that school, we carry on the tradition of a strong military network providing emotional support, a sense of belonging, and friendship to all Veterans and between Veterans.
One of our core values is “Vets helping Vets.” We encourage our Veterans to help one another on art projects and in life in general. Visions for Vets is connecting Veterans with each other and with the community and helping the community connect with our Veterans. But we need your help!
Help Us Connect to the Community
Since we’re a fairly young 501 (c)(3) non-profit, we need you to help us connect with our St. Louis area communities and with your peer groups. We want the public to realize that Veterans deserve respect and need to stop being labeled “disabled” and “mental.” Our Veterans have accomplished more than most people ever will and have experienced atrocious acts that civilians could never endure. And they did it all for our freedoms. To keep us safe. To allow us to go to school and work every day and have the lives we dream of.
Well, now it’s their turn. Through Visions for Vets, we are enriching, preserving, and respecting the lives of our Veterans by empowering them through visual arts and community programs that often lead to employment. You could say we’re one of many Veteran support groups since our Vets build strong bonds with each other, but we’re unlike most Veteran support groups. One example of how we’re different is that we’re not government funded or affiliated in any way which allows us the flexibility to grow our vision and help our Veterans in unlimited ways. And we offer more than just art classes – we offer a return to a quality life.
Building Bridges to the Community
Another way in which Visions for Vets is unique is that we’re building bridges to the community and from the community back to our Vets. We don’t want our Veterans’ situations to be a secret anymore. We want to build awareness, connections, and strong lives through the arts and worthwhile employment. With your help, we can continue to create life-changing perceptions and open doors for our Vets that should’ve been open all along.
Vision for Vets VISIONS
Vets supporting Vets in a fun environment.
Introspective expression through the creative art process.
Structured classes to develop productive skill sets.
Inspire and challenge the imagination through individual and group projects.
Opportunities for exhibitions, extended education, and employment.
Natural healing through the empowerment of producing art.
Successfully facilitating integration into the community and workforce.
Please help us connect today! Since we are a 100% donation-and-volunteer-based non-profit, we always need donations and volunteers and have cool stuff for sale in our store. All proceeds go back to our Veterans and the art school – shop away and spread the word! We are on Facebook sharing updates and our extremely talented Veteran Artists’ work so give us a Like and Share – Visions for Vets and our Veterans appreciate it more than you know! To help in any way, contact us and we’ll get back to you very soon. 314-800-5902