"Hunting for Heroes gave me a renewed sense of brotherhood. I felt that I belonged to something again, which gave me motivation and morale to go out and not just help myself, but other injured Law Enforcement Officers."
Joe Haman, H4H Hero
In 2014, the H4H family suffered a tragic loss. Cade, the son of an H4H Hero alumni, took his own life. He was 13 years old. Since Cade's death, there have been two other suicide attempts by children of our Heroes. In response to this growing need, we are developing Cade's Camp: a youth wellness program designed to provide resources and support for our Heroes’ children.
“10:33” is the code for an officer in need of aid, so this is the name of our volunteer peer-to-peer support group. This program is run exclusively by volunteers, many of which are our hero alumni who have gone through our program. 100:33 provides support for officers in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Ireland and Australia.
Our annual all-expense paid, four-day marriage retreat is held in the mountains of Montana for disabled Law Enforcement Officers and their spouses. Professional counselors provide tactics to improve communication and overcome the new barriers in their relationships. LEO divorce rates are 75% higher than the national average; this program is designed to help couples navigate their unique struggles by bringing them together with others who are facing similar challenges. We provide a network of peers, mentors, and members of the law enforcement community to assist in their recovery.
In the Words of Our Heroes
Service Dog Program
Our newest program in development is a service dog program. We match up Heroes with dogs who are trained for seizure alerts and to assist with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries.
Hero Wellness Retreats
Our wellness retreats provide all-expense paid retreat for the heroes and their families. We currently host four events each year with 5-10 families per event. Here, they are given a safe, family-friendly environment to connect and share openly with others who have suffered life-altering injuries. Families come to our camps broken; they leave with a renewed sense of strength and solid support network.
Hunting for Heroes provides programs for disabled law enforcement officers who have been injured in the line of duty, including those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Founded by a widow of a fallen police officer, this program is teaching families and departments how to prepare their personal affairs in the event of a crisis. Operation Readiness helps families talk and plan around the dining room table instead of suffering through difficult conversations in emotionally-charged situations like the hospital waiting room.