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Project Healing Waters uses fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool

Project Healing Waters supports the physical and mental rehabilitation of the nation’s male and female disabled veterans. It’s a 14-year long nationwide program.

In Albuquerque, they offer a year-round therapeutic program of fly tying, casting, fishing, and education that is particularly helpful for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries, as well as physical problems for 10 years. Their goal is to establish a long term relationship with veterans by providing camaraderie with other veterans in a positive environment. This program has a proven impact on improving the lives of veterans.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.

Project Healing Waters brings a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in Military Hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. They focus their resources wherever the need is greatest.

PHWFF has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.

Go to Project Healing Waters for more information.

 

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