The statistics say that 22 Veterans take their life every day. Most of the time it does not sink in until it happens to someone you know. As a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program specialist, I was working with an Army Veteran that was in the VRAP program. Once we were done with the session, I told the Veteran that I needed to help the next Veteran “Get them in Get them out”. He stood there with a lost look on his face. I still remember the clothes he was wearing. As a NCO in the US Military, I failed that soldier. I never picked up on the sign. Tragically, the Veteran took his life three days later. I asked myself what can be done, how this can be stopped. I wanted to provide a place where a Veteran can go and get help if he\she wants it. After years of doors being closed on me, I found an open door. The Veteran’s Landing came to life. The Veteran’s Landing is a place for a Veteran to be able to connect. They may just need to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and talk to fellow veterans or they may need help with a benefit question, employment needs, housing, and food. According to the 2016 statistics, Kay County is the home to 4,326 Veterans, representing roughly 9.5% of the total population of Kay County which is 45,478. Veteran’s Landing is here to meet Veterans “where they are,” and to help with the transition to family and community life. We are Ponca City’s only peer run drop-in center, and we provide a family friendly, alcohol-free and drug free environment. The goal of the Veteran’s Landing is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, referral services to eligible Veterans and their families in order to help them make a satisfying post-war re-adjustment to civilian life. The family members of all Veterans are eligible for Veteran’s Landing services as well.
To bring comfort to those who served in all branches of the military.
To honor and remember those who fought and sacrificed all for our country.
To establish new friendships and enable old friendships to thrive.
To enjoy the company of fellow service members who are now considered mighty veterans who have done the fighting for those who cannot themselves.
This is your home where you are welcomed and cherished.
*A place to interact with other Veterans
*Veterans Affairs Support and Assistance
*Hygiene Products and more
*Monthly Art Class
We believe in being active members of our community and sharing our patriotism during community events!
Thank you for your support!
If you have questions about donating please contact Veterans Landing.
Please consider one of these amounts!
$1, 000(helps cover ALL monthly expenses)
*Donations of ANY amount are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible