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At Combat To Creative, our mission is rooted in three guiding principles: Connection, Resilience, and Self-improvement. We understand that the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging, and we're here to provide a supportive community that fosters creativity as a means of healing and self-discovery. Minnesota Veteran Support organization.
Combat To Creative Minnesota Veteran Support Organization Whether you're a veteran looking to explore your creative side, a supporter eager to contribute to the well-being of those who have served, or a community partner seeking collaboration, join us at Combat To Creative, where we celebrate the diverse talents of our veterans and harness the power of creativity. An inspiring Organization where creativity becomes a tool for healing, connection becomes a lifeline, resilience becomes a shared strength, and self-improvement becomes a lifelong pursuit.  Join us where the creative spirit meets the indomitable courage of our veterans. Explore our programs, connect with fellow veterans, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Combat To Creative is here to inspire, uplift, and create a community where the journey of every veteran is valued and celebrated.

WHO WE ARE

  • Combat To Creative is an organization that is dedicated to the mental and physical well-being of Minnesota veterans. We offer innovative creativity programs such as art, writing, crafting, wood working, creating and photography as a form of practicing mindfulness and maintaining a sense of community.

  • With our programs and all the needed supplies and equipment being provided at no cost, we ensure all veterans can access our programs without financial hurdles.

  • Our tailored offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of our veteran community. By bringing our programs to individual communities, we hope to create a supportive environment that encourages connection.

  • Creativity workshops have been shown to lessen the effects of PTSD and support resilience. 

Veteran Support for Minnesota Veterans At Combat To Creative, we believe in the endless potential for self-improvement. Every veteran's journey is unique. Our events and resources are tailored to encourage personal development through creative expression. Whether you're honing existing skills or discovering new passions, we provide the tools and support needed for veterans to thrive in their journey toward self-improvement.
Please Donate to support Combat to creative minnesota veteran support organization Whether you're a veteran looking to explore your creative side, a supporter eager to contribute to the well-being of those who have served, or a community partner seeking collaboration, join us at Combat To Creative, where we celebrate the diverse talents of our veterans and harness the power of creativity. An inspiring Organization where creativity becomes a tool for healing, connection becomes a lifeline, resilience becomes a shared strength, and self-improvement becomes a lifelong pursuit.  Join us where the creative spirit meets the indomitable courage of our veterans. Explore our programs, connect with fellow veterans, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Combat To Creative is here to inspire, uplift, and create a community where the journey of every veteran is valued and celebrated.

Why We Do It

  • Minnesota has over 300,000 military veterans.

  • There are over 130,000 veterans in the 5-county Twin Cities metro area.

  • There were 105 Minnesota Veteran suicides in 2022.

  • Engaging in the creative arts has been shown to improve the perceived physical and mental health of participants.

Combat To Creative PTSD Word Cloud. Veteran Support Mindfulness Resources: Including resources on mindfulness practices, meditation guides, and information on the benefits of mindfulness for mental health. Physical Wellness Items: Items like resistance bands, stress balls, or simple exercise guides to encourage physical activity. Resource Directories: A list of local and online resources for mental health support, counseling, and other wellness services. Minnesota Veterans

The Combat To Creative Board

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Matthew Skipper

Board President / Army Veteran
Director of Community & Veteran Outreach

Matthew Skipper. U.S. Army Veteran. Small Business Owner. Director of Community and Veteran Outreach.
Lori parisien Combat To Creative Treasurer. Director of Program development. Inclusive Learning Solutions

Lori Parisien

Board Treasurer
Director of Program Development

 

Christopher Foecke Combat To Creative Secretary. Director of Marketing and promotions.

Christopher Foecke

Board Secretary
Director of Marketing & Promotions

 

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