Psychedelic therapy is not a miracle cure. Instead, psychedelic therapy can provide a foundation for ongoing psychological and neurological recovery.
Through its Foundational Healing Grants, VETS provides funding, coaching, and additional resources for veterans and their spouses seeking treatment with psychedelic-assisted therapies.
VETS supports treatment and research with these science-backed psychedelic therapy modalities:
VETS is committed to ensuring maximum potential for success for veterans seeking transformative, holistic health solutions. Expert-led preparation and integration are key to setting the intentions which lead to meaningful changes after treatment.
Each Foundational Healing Grant recipient receives:
All Foundational Healing Grant recipients participate in scientific research to contribute to existing knowledge of the safety and efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapies.
To be considered for a Foundation Healing Grant, you must fit the following criteria:
VETS is working to expand our capacity to provide Foundational Healing Grants to non-SOF veterans and their spouses. Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.APPLY NOW
Veteran applies online for a Healing Grant
The grant application is coded as: New, High Priority, or Not Qualified. Applicant receives an automated email stating acceptance, denial, or future consideration.
If the veteran meets the eligibility criteria and is chosen to proceed in the VETS pipeline, they will receive a welcome email with instructions to complete the grant plan. Someone from VETS will reach out to discuss and help applicants complete the grant plan.
Complete VETS e-course, choose your psychedelic therapy and retreat, discuss scheduling.
Sign and submit.
Upon signing, the grantee will be introduced to their integration coach and a veteran mentor, usually within 24 hours. VETS provides five one-on-one coaching sessions in addition to weekly group coaching. In certain situations, more individual sessions may be necessary and available upon request.
Funding is disbursed to the grantee 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled retreat date, either by mailed check or ACH transfer.
The grantee is cleared to schedule travel at this time. The grantee will work directly with the retreat center staff for all treatment and travel logistics. VETS can provide a travel reimbursement up to $500 upon request (documentation required). The grantee is responsible for handling payment with the retreat center and must use the funds for their intended purpose as detailed in the funding contract.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEKLY YOGA, MEDITATION, COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Grantee is given access to the VETS Community Platform and is invited to attend weekly group coaching sessions. Additional community support options such as meditation teachings, yoga, peer support training, quarterly offerings, and in-person gatherings are available to VETS grant recipients.
Due to an overwhelming response, VETS is currently experiencing an unprecedented volume of applications, resulting in a continued temporary suspension of our 2024 grants cycle. Although all slots are currently frozen, we encourage you to submit your application. We will announce when grant opportunities become available. Thank you for your understanding and commitment to our shared mission.