Frequently Asked Questions

VHI was formed in response to the dramatic increase of substance abuse and mental health issues of returning US service men and women. Research revealed that there was a gap in available, appropriate treatment for substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for veterans. Hence, VHI was created to uncover and fund veteran specific, dual-diagnosis treatment programs throughout the United States.

VHI’s sponsored programs are funded by private donations and are not government funded. These programs are located throughout the United States and have designated veteran treatment tracks and have evidence-based dual diagnosis programs for men and women. VHI sponsors programs that offer in-patient, extended care, detox, intensive out patient treatment and work collaboratively with one another to provide a continuum of treatment for veterans.

First, if you work for a company, check with your human resources office to find out if your gift to Veterans Healing Initiative is eligible for the matching gift program. If so, complete the matching gift form and mail it with the donation to VHI at:

Veterans Healing Initiative,
108 Veronese Drive
Greenville, SC  29609

Yes, the VA does offer excellent treatment programs for substance abuse and PTSD however, given the complexity of the veteran population, proximity to VA centers and number of veterans who are not eligible for benefits, there is a significant gap in available services. VHI has uncovered programs that work collaboratively with the VA and is working to promote programs nationally that with veterans' services can provide a full range of care for our veterans.

Yes, Veteran’s Healing Initiative is exempt from tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Veteran’s Healing Initiative are tax-deductible under Section 170 of the Code.

Yes, your donation is tax exempt under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please keep the written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records. The IRS will no longer accept your canceled check as proof of any donation of $250 or more.

VHI cannot designate funds to a specific program; however you may make a donation in honor or in memory of a veteran. To do so, click here.

To learn more about our qualification process, please click here.