Won't you please make a tax-deductible donation to Welcome Home Vets?

Offering Treatment for
  • PTSD
  • Secondary PTSD in family members
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Major depressive disorder
  • ​Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Extreme anxiety
  • ​Readjustment to civilian life
  • Parenting and family issues
Mark Thielen, MFT.
co-founded Welcome Home Vets with Page Brown. Thielen is a Vietnam veteran and an expert in treating post traumatic stress and other military-related psychological conditions.  Learn more

Your contribution will allow Welcome Home Vets to continue providing comprehensive support and transitional services to returning veterans and their families:  

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, we operate exclusively with funds from local grants, fundraising events and charitable donations from caring, generous people like you. Please help us continue our important work by donating to Welcome Home Vets today.  Every donation of ANY amount contributes toward positive change in the life of a veteran. 

Donate Your Vehicle for a Tax Deduction

We Need Your Donated Car, Truck, Van, RV, Boat or Motorcycle 

According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, women are more than twice as likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as men: 10% of women who experience a psychological trauma will develop PTSD while 4% of men with similar experiences will develop the condition. Service women also experience Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in greater numbers than service men. In addition, the VA reports that women may take longer to recover from PTSD than men and are four times more likely than men to experience long-lasting PTSD.

​Yet despite their traumas and the often catastrophic impacts on their lives, women are far less likely to seek treatment for PTSD or MST than men. 

​Welcome Home Vets wants all women veterans to know that our organization provides free, confidential mental health services (individual, group and peer-based therapy) for any woman who has served in the US military and is living with military sexual trauma (MST), PTSD, major depression, anxiety or other military-related psychological condition. Call (530) 272-3300 for an appointment. All calls are confidential. All services are free. 

Get Support Now
Welcome Home Vets offers free mental health services for veterans and family members living with PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, major depression and other military-related psychological conditions. Confidential individual, family, group, and peer-based therapy. Call (530) 272-3300. 

Our mission is simple: To provide veterans of all service eras and their families with comprehensive support and transitional services— at no cost to the veteran. 


Since we opened our doors in 2009, Welcome Home Vets has helped veterans, active duty military, and their family members cope with problems resulting from military-related psychological trauma and issues associated with re-adjustment to civilian life. 

We provide veterans and their families of all service eras with mental health services at no out-pocket cost to them.  We also provide assistance navigating the complex veterans support system to identify and obtain VA benefits. We provide housing and employment referrals, information and advocacy, and community education to deepen the public understanding of the complex issues veterans and their families face when they return from the military.  Read more 

Welcome Home Vets: Providing Mental Health Services, Referrals and Advocacy for Veterans, Active Duty Military and Families 

Vehicle Donation Video

Donations Needed!

Welcome Home Vets Will Pick Up Your Vehicle . . . . . . . Running or Not

Women Veterans Twice as Likely to Develop PTSD as Men, Less Likely to Seek Treatment

​​​​Dr. Page Brown, Psy.D. co-founded Welcome Home Vets in 2009. She specializes in the treatment of military-related psychological trauma.  Learn more

​​Cpl. Kristine Tejada, from Oakland, Calif., a truck commander for 1st Platoon, Higher Headquarters Battery, Task Force 2-82 Field Artillery Regiment, provided security at the ancient Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq, Sept. 24, 2011. TF 2-82 is one of the last units that provided security for U.S. Forces visiting the site, a mission that ended with the reposture of U.S. Forces in Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Fowler.

Private First Class Marissa Strock lost both her legs, suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and a survived a multitude of other grave injuries when an improvised explosive device was detonated under her vehicle in Iraq in 2005.  She now lives in New York and is competing in the Miss Veteran America Pageant. Photo by The History Channel

Our Mission
Welcome Home Vets’ mission is to provide mental health services, referrals and advocacy for United States veterans, active duty military and their families at no cost to them.  We also provide community education about military-related psychological trauma and related issues . 

Let's Ride!  6th Annual Bike Run & BBQ 

SEPTEMBER 19,  ALL DAY EVENT, PENN VALLEY. Join Welcome Home Vets for the 6th Annual Memorial Bike Run and BBQ on Saturday, September 19. The all day event will feature a raffle, music and games with all proceeds going to provide free mental health services to military vets and their families living with PTSD and other military-related psychological conditions.
WHEN:                   Saturday, September 19, 2015
                                Registration/Pins: 8 am 
                                Kick Stands Up: 9 am
                                BBQ: 1 pm - 4 pm 
WHERE:                 Western Gateway Park
                               18560 Penn Valley Dr, Penn Valley, CA 95946
COST:                     $20 for run, BBQ and pin
                                $10 for BBQ only
                                Kids under 12 eat free
CONTACT:             (530) 272-3300, info@welcomehomevets.org
SPONSORS:          Welcome Home Vets & Blue Star Mothers of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter #12

Veteran Alvino Mendoza participates in the Take a Vet to School Day event at Metz Elementary School in Austin, Texas.  Photo by University of Texas
Comprehensive Support and Transitional Services for Vets, Active Duty Military and Families 

Why Donate to Welcome Home Vets?

We provide fast, free pickup of your vehicle at cost to you, and you can receive a tax deduction for your donation. 100% of your contribution will go directly to help United States military veteran service men, women and family members get the services they need.  We provide comprehensive support and transitional services to veterans and their families, including mental health services, assistance navigating the VA for veterans benefits, community education and referrals for employment and housing. We accept vehicles in ANY condition, running or not. We can pickup your vehicle TODAY with free towing. 

Most importantly, you are helping veterans and their families who have already so given much in the service of our nation. 

Welcome Home Vets

Support and Transitional  Services for Veterans and Families