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Celebrating HOPE

Hope For The Warriors believes those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Hope For The Warriors understands the challenges, pride, and joy of being a military family. For today, tomorrow, and...


Organization = Sanity

Patti Katter and Amanda Flener from Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio will be discussing the importance of organization and decluttering life and home. Those with PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) & TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) can find these chores especially challenging and often even overwhelming or seeminly impossible. We will take it one step at a time to offer real life examples during this show and share ideas that have worked for other veterans and caregivers in their daily lives and...


The Month of the Military Caregiver

Special guest, Emery Popoloski from The Elizabeth Dole Foundation joins Patti Katter and Amanda Flener on Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio to share her personal story of being a caregiver. Emery also shares information about The Dole Foundation and how they are helping Military/Veteran Caregivers connect with other Caregivers as well as share resources with our military and veteran caregivers throughout the USA.


Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio: Military Money Matters

Military Caregivers, Helen Perry and Jessica Allen join Hope For The Warriors to discuss their financil journey after military service. Helen Perry was an active duty Army nurse when her husband ( USMC retired) developed debilitating life threatening seizures from a head injury suffered in Afghanistan. She now serves in the Army reserves, works part time at a level 1 trauma center, attends graduate school part time through Georgetown University and still serves as a full time caregiver for...


Apps & Organization Tools

On this show hosts Patti Katter and Amanda Flener from Hope for the Warriors will discuss how using smart phone apps and social media can be beneficial to Veterans & Caregivers. This show will cover apps for those with TBI/PTSD, tracking medications, calendar events and more!


Intimacy & Relationships After Combat with Special Guest: Shannon Ethridge

On this episode of Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio we will be discussing intimacy and relationships after combat. War injuries such as PTSD, TBI and/or other physical injuries can make it difficult to become sexually intimate after war. Renowned multi-million book seller, sexpert and international speaker, Shannon Ethridge will be joining Patti and Amanda on the show to discuss intimacy and relationships after combat. Shannon is a million-copy best-selling author, international speaker,...


Tips To A Stress Free Holiday Season

Patti Katter and Amanda Flener who are both military veteran caregivers from Hope For The Warriors will be offering insight on how our military veteran caregivers and their families can thrive and enjoy the holiday season this year. Hope For The Warriors recognizes the stress and obstacles military families encounter during the holiday season and we are excited to present this topic in hopes to give HOPE to caregivers nationwide.


Hope For The Warriors Military Veteran Caregiver Services Information

Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio Hosts, Patti Katter and Amanda Flener will be sharing information about the services Hope For The Warriors offers to post 9/11 military and veteran caregivers. There are over 5.5 MILLION military and veteran caregivers serving throughout the USA, saving BILLIONS of dollars in tax money to our American citizens. Do you have a friend or neighbor who was injured in war? Do they have a loved one helping them through day to day life either behind the scenes or...


Military Veterans & Caregivers Find Healing Through Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy, in which clients, facilitated by an art therapist, use the creative process of making art to explore their feelings. Tricia Winklosky from Hope For The Warriors is a Professional Art Therapist and has extensive experience helping veterans/caregivers find healing through art therapy. Listen to this episode of HFTW Talk Radio to learn more about how Hope For The Warriors is using Art Therapy to help military veterans and their caregivers.


The Military Veteran Caregiver

On this episode of Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio, we will discuss the transformation of military/veteran caregivers, beginning with the first time they found out they were a "caregiver," all the way through different phases of their lives a decade or more later. We will offer tips and encouragement to caregivers listening to the show as well as others who would like to learn how they can best assist our military and veterans and their caregivers. Patti Katter from Hope For The Warriors...


Honor Our Fallen By Becoming a Living Legacy

Ms. Kim Ruocco joins Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio to teach us how we can become a "Living Legacy" to honor our fallen servicemembers. Ms. Ruocco holds a BA in Human Services and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. She is also the surviving widow of Marine Corp Major John Ruocco, who died by suicide in 2005. We will discuss how veterans and civlians alike can honor our military men and women who were killed...


Military Veteran Caregivers Invest In Physical Fitness, Hygiene and Nutrition

On this episode of Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio: Military Veteran Caregivers; Amanda Flener, Glenda Leary, Sara Shaw and Patti Katter will discuss the importance of fitness, hygiene and nutrition. Being healthy encourages happiness and and a better sense of well being, giving caregivers a higher quality of life.


The Art Juggling A Career And Being A Caregiver

Being a caregiver to your loved one can be very time consuming. Some may not think it is possible to work (either from home or outside of the home) while being a caregiver. On this episode of Hope For The Warriors, Military Veteran Wife/Caregivers; Pam Busenius along with Brittney Biddle will join Patti Katter, Amanda Flener and Sara Shaw from Hope For The Warriors to discuss tips on tricks on how they effectively juggle a career while also being an active caregiver to their veteran. Matt...


Caregiver Stress Reduction Tips & Tools

As a caregiver, you may be so focused on your loved one that you don't realize that your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress: Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worriedFeeling tired most of the timeSleeping too much or too littleGaining or losing a lot of weightBecoming easily irritated or angryLosing interest in activities you used to enjoyFeeling sadHaving frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problemsAbusing alcohol or drugs,...


Super Supporters: Military Caregivers Who Empower Their Loved Ones

In popular fiction, a superhero is a type of heroic character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and is dedicated to a moral goal or protecting the public. Hope For The Warriors very own, Dana Thompson; a HFTW Clinical Social Worker mentioned to one of our talk radio hosts, Patti Katter that she felt military caregivers are simular to superheroes in many ways and came up with the term Super Supporters when discussing those who love and care for...


Lorie Southerland: A Gold Star Mothers Journey, Finding Hope & Healing

Gold Star Mother; Lorie Southerland on this episode of Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio. Lories son was killed while serving in Iraq in April of 2007. We will be discussing the different phases Lorie went through from notification of her son being KIA to the importance of her staying in contact with men from her sons unit. We will also discuss those who lost battle buddies, friends or loved ones and the importance staying in contact with our Gold Star Families; and better yet to become...


Author Dr. Gary Chapman & Military Wife Jocelyn Green Discuss Love After War

Join the Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio Team as we sit down with Dr. Chapman and Jocelyn Green as we discuss personal relationship tips and communication skills after combat. Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But imagine marriage when you are separated by thousands of miles—when one of you faces the dangers of combat and the other shoulders all the burden of home-front duties. As new research shows that long deployments increase the risk of divorce in military marriages...


EXCLUSIVE Interview with President of Hope For The Warriors, Robin Kelleher

Patti Katter and Gordie Harris will have a sit down interview with Robin Kelleher to talk about the history of Hope For The Warriors®. Robin Kelleher currently serves as President and CEO of Hope For The Warriors®, the organization she co-founded in 2006. Robin's entrepreneurship, leadership, and passion has led this highly successful once grassroots effort to national heights, significantly impacting the wounded and fallen communities. Robin is responsible for developing and implementing...


Tactical 16: Writing Their Way Home From War

Tactical 16 authors Chris Hernandez, Justin Jordan, Robert Lewis, and David Peters join Patti Katter, Amanda Flener and Gordie Harris from Hope For The Warriors on July 18, 2015 at 8pm EST to discuss the theraputic aspects of sharing your voice and stories after combat. Tactical 16 is a Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated Company, who support the Military, Police, Fire, and EMT communities and are honored to hear and help them tell their stories. The founder, Erik Shaw, had the idea to form...


Decluttering Your Life And Your Home

Patti Katter and Amanda Flener from Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio discuss the importance of keeping yourself and your home clutter free and organized.