Serving Our Veterans

Serving Our Veterans

Veteran Treatment Services

Valley Hope’s Veteran and Military Services Program strives to serve every Veteran and their family with competent, compassionate and responsive addiction treatment in an environment that understands and supports the unique experiences of Veterans and military families.

We provide residential, customized care in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Our services are led by accomplished clinical and medical experts with decades of experience in addiction treatment and proven evidence-based therapies. Valley Hope closely collaborates with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and caregivers to ensure our treatment model brings value to VA’s efforts to address each Veteran’s full range of healthcare needs.

Our holistic, collaborative approach is specifically designed to treat the multi-dimensional, co-occurring needs of Veterans suffering from addiction and other mental health diagnoses. Our dedicated treatment team is committed to life-changing care, working hand in hand with Veterans and their families to reclaim their lives from addiction and substance use disorder (SUD).

Working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to Promote Access to Care, Stability and Recovery

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Valley Hope works closely with local VA facilities to provide and coordinate life-saving addiction treatment for eligible Veterans served by the VA Community Care Network.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance and OptumServe have credentialed Valley Hope to provide eligible Veterans with specialized SUD treatment under VA’s Community Care Network. Valley Hope treatment centers can receive referrals from VA to support Veterans. 

  • Eligible VA patients can access care at Valley Hope treatment centers by obtaining a referral from VA.
  • Valley Hope immediately coordinates care with VA, ensuring that the Veteran has full access to treatment and services.
  • Valley Hope participates in monthly case conferences with local VA staff to ensure program quality and continuity of care.
  • Valley Hope constantly solicits feedback from Veterans and their families to ensure that full satisfaction is always present.

How Veterans Can Get Help for Drug and Alcohol Addictions

  1. Valley Hope can receive a community care referral from VA.
    Eligible Veterans must contact their local VA facility to schedule a consultation. If a Veteran needs assistance determining which VA facility to contact, Valley Hope can lend support.
  2. Once VA makes a referral, Veterans can begin treatment at Valley Hope.
    When you arrive for your scheduled intake, you will be greeted by one of our compassionate team members, then meet one-on-one with a licensed admissions counselor or admissions nurse. This on-site assessment will inform the clinical care team as they develop your tailored treatment plan.
  3. Valley Hope coordinates all care with VA to ensure that each veteran's care plan can be delivered in a timely and effective way.
    Continue to strengthen your recovery with ongoing support services from VA.

No Out of Pocket Costs If Referred by the VA

Ready to take the next step?

Call (800) 544-5101 to learn more about the Veteran Treatment Program today.

Valley Hope Veteran Outreach Team


T.J. Westphal

T.J. served in the U.S. Army Infantry for eight years with active-duty service in Alaska, Germany, Kosovo, and a combat tour in Iraq. Following military service, he worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Readjustment Counselor for combat veterans transitioning out of the military and most recently served as the County Veterans Service Officer for Arapahoe County, Colorado.

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Joshua Howell

Joshua is an Air Force Veteran, born and raised in the Omaha area. He has spent the better portion of the last decade working in Development and Marketing roles for Non-Profits in the Omaha Area. Joshua is a storyteller at heart and is drawn to causes that he believes need a stronger voice in the community.

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Veteran Treatment Experience

The patient experience at Valley Hope is designed to encourage focus on your healing, improve your sense of self-worth and prepare you with the essential skills and strategies needed to build and sustain long-term recovery. At inpatient treatment centers, a typical daily schedule includes individual counseling sessions, classroom-style learning with fellow patients, small group therapeutic sessions, family therapy, 12 Step studies, relaxation and reflection time and recreational activities.

Veterans Treatment Program Features:

  • Same Day Access to Comprehensive Detox, Residential and Outpatient Services
  • Specialty Staff in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Counseling and Peer Support
  • Comprehensive Care Model
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Medication Assisted Treatment with all FDA approved addiction medications for alcohol and opioid substance misuse
  • Case Management and Care Coordination with VA and Community Providers
  • Transportation

Support for Veterans' Families

Valley Hope’s Family Care Program provides both individual and group therapy sessions for family members of Veterans. Valley Hope also offers individualized virtual sessions with the Veteran and their family member when on-ground options are not possible for the family.

These services can include individual family sessions that help facilitate the healing of family relationships while offering the necessary support family members and loved ones need during the addiction treatment and recovery journey.

Family programming is an essential part of successful treatment and recovery. Valley Hope helps family members reconnect with their loved one through education and therapy designed to assist the family in understanding the complexities of addition and develop strategies for providing ongoing support to their loved one.

Family Relationship Repair

Addiction is a family disease due to the impact that a loved one’s addiction can have throughout the family system. The results are often broken relationships and emotional wounds that can persist even after their loved one’s substance use has stopped.

Additionally, the work that it takes to achieve and maintain recovery requires support, ongoing engagement, hope, and renewal.

Participation in Valley Hope’s Family Program can help family members learn how to support their loved one throughout the recovery journey, and access supportive resources, community-based services, or referrals for the family member’s own healing and support. Valley Hope’s licensed/certified therapists are equipped to help the family identify resources that best meet their needs and recommend services families may find helpful within the community.

Addiction Education for Families

When it comes to understanding addiction, many family members still have dangerously misinformed perceptions and fears about addiction, intensifying the toxic emotions and reactions that substance use disorders cause. Valley Hope provides family members with education on the complex, chronic brain disease of addiction and the family role in treatment and recovery.

Recovery Support for Families

Once your loved one completes treatment, the recovery process truly begins. Long-term recovery is a lifelong journey for your loved one and the family. Valley Hope helps family members explore effective, healthy strategies of support that are helpful both during and after the treatment experience. Taking an active role in the treatment process and creating a supportive environment for your loved one when they return home can help them embrace recovery and reduce the risk of relapse.

Need for Addiction Treatment in Veteran Community

Veterans and Addiction: By the Numbers

  • 30% of Veteran suicides were preceded by drug and/or alcohol use. (NCBI)
  • 20% of high-risk behavior deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol overdose. (
  • Effective, evidence-based treatment options are needed for Veterans. (
  • There is a high correlation between SUD and PTSD within Veterans diagnosed with SUD (63%). (NCBI)
  • The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that 1 in 10 Veterans treated at VA after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face problems with alcohol or other drugs. (

Want to learn more about our Veteran Treatment Program?

Call (800) 544-5101 or contact us today and our team of recovery experts will determine the most effective substance abuse treatment programs and services to help you reclaim your life from addiction.


“Valley Hope saved my life. They know what they are doing, and they really care.”  - Sammie, Valley Hope Alumna

“I can't explain to you the people, the staff, the experiences. The things I let go of. The people I still stay in contact with til this day. Valley Hope changed my entire aspect of life after my addiction completely blinding me of it. I would refer anyone I know to this place, and have been back multiple times to see it.” -Brittany, Valley Hope Alumna

“I highly recommend Valley Hope to anyone that's trying to stop drinking alcohol and doing drugs. All are welcomed here. I now have four years of sobriety. Thanks for helping me get my life back, your staff was kind and loving. They showed me how I can live sober and free.” – Miguel, Valley Hope Alumnus

Freedom from addiction starts here!

For help 24/7 call (800) 544-5101 to speak confidentially with a treatment and recovery expert now. Valley Hope’s localized admissions counselors provide a free assessment to determine the most appropriate level of care.