WI Hero Outdoors
Connecting veterans, first responders, and their families to outdoor activities in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Hero Outdoors (WHO) works with Veterans and First responders to aide in suicide prevention by utilizing the camaraderie of outdoor activities to address the physical and mental health challenges brought on by the stresses of service.
Our core values are “Honor. Courage. Conservation.”
No one form of therapy is a perfect fit for everyone and helping make a variety of options available to our Veterans, First Responders and their families is the goal of Wisconsin Hero Outdoors.
Our organization’s spirit began in 2016 with Veterans, and First Responders gathered together using camaraderie of outdoor activities to address both the physical and mental health challenges brought on by the stresses of service and ultimately aide in the prevention of suicide. Wisconsin Hero Outdoors offers a variety of outdoor complementary therapies to our participants and their families. WHO’s field staff operates with 100% volunteer team. Support from State grants allows for our administrative cost to make 100% of donations serve our mission. Our core values are “Honor. Courage. Conservation.”
The members of Wisconsin Hero Outdoors are Veterans and First Responders representing America’s United States Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, along with Federal and Local Law Enforcement agencies, including Fire/Rescue and Dispatch. Along with personally utilizing services at the Veterans Administration, our founders and advisors continue to be involved in a variety of non-profit organizations throughout Wisconsin as leaders, participants, volunteers and financial supporters.