Soldier ON's clients are veterans who have been certified as having debilitating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by the Veterans Administration (VA). All of our veterans have a disability rating of over 50%. In most cases our veterans are rated by the VA as being unemployable. It is important to note that in many cases our veterans have additional disabling physical issues.
PTSD and TBI are medical conditions which are life-long. One is not "cured" of PTSD or TBI. Rather, Soldier ON's veterans are taught how to use a service dog to help mitigate their symptoms on a 24/7 basis.
You cannot simply give a trained service dog to one of our veterans and say "good luck". Our veterans' physical and/or mental disabilities manifest, from a delivery of services perspective, as learning disabilities and constrains such as short term memory loss, severe pain and, inability to focus.