CFC# 72189

CFC# 72189

Retreats for Veterans and their Partners.

PTS is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a terrifying event in which the person was physically harmed or felt threatened. Symptoms can range from flashbacks to problem drinking and beyond.

The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where healing in nature is optimal. The Veteran couples experience Native American hand washing ceremony and storytelling of the warrior culture. These retreats are only possible with the help from our generous donors and grant funding.

These retreats are only possible with the help from our generous donors and grant funding.

Clinical Analysis of PCL-5 Study Scores: A study of the efficacy of the NVWHC retreat program and how retreat participants benefit

It has been said that Angel Fire is “named for the fiery afternoon light splashed on alpine peaks”. The legend behind the name is that the Moache Utes used to gather to renew their ancestral ties with the Great Spirit, and during one of these autumnal celebrations, during the 1780s, three young braves returned to camp from a hunting trip and told of a strange glow at the tip of a peak called Agua Fria. The Utes were a little unsettled as they gazed at this mysterious splash of orange and red flickering in the northern sky. Then the awed silence was broken when one of the elders exclaimed, “it is an omen -the fire of the gods- blessing our annual celebration.” Thereafter, whenever that rosy glow was seen it was called “fire of the gods”. When Franciscan friars were trying to spread their influence, Agua Fria’s “fire of the gods” became known as “the place of the fire of the angels”. Kit Carson said that he too had seen the angel fire at dawn and at dusk, especially in the fall and winter months. He said it was because of the sunlight hitting the icy frost on the branches of the trees.

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Military Winterfest

Winterfest 2023 dates have been set for January 26-29, 2023.

Stay tuned for more details!

Veterans Mental Health & Suicide Awareness 5K

October 1, 2022

Join us for the Veterans Mental Health & Suicide Awareness 5K in the beautiful setting of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as we run, walk, wheel or crawl our way around the Angle Fire Airport runway in Angel Fire, New Mexico. This 5K is to raise awareness for the 22+ veterans that take their own lives each day due to Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). 100% of the proceeds from this event will provide retreat experiences for those in need. Registration is $30 per adult and $15 per child (12 and under).  All early registrants will receive a free t-shirt!

NVWHC Charity Golf Classic

September 25, 2022

On behalf of the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center (NVWHC) in Angel Fire, New Mexico, we would like to welcome you to join us for a day of charity and golf at the beautiful Angel Fire Golf Course. You can help in the cause by becoming a sponsor today! We have created a variety of sponsorship levels to choose from. If you are unable to provide support through a monetary donations, items for a Silent Auction/Raffle would be greatly appreciated and beneficial to the success of this event. The future of our organization is exciting and we are full of gratitude to all those who have supported us in the past and continue to support us as we grow and evolve.

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Retreats in Angel Fire were part of a study by