About Us


Veteran Resilience Project (VRP) is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping American veterans and military service members recover from the hidden wounds of war. VRP’s mission statement and guiding principles were created by engaging a growing network of community stakeholders: veterans, veteran service organizations, VA employees, business leaders, mental health professionals, academics, business leaders and civic/county/state officials.


After listening closely to veterans and those who serve veterans, VRP organized a statewide network of mental health professionals with expertise using a highly effective PTSD treatment – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR therapy treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, Moral Injury, Combat Stress, and all other after effects of war and military service.

VRP’s funds are focused solely on raising awareness and delivery of care for our troops – our therapists maintain their own independent offices in over 20 locations throughout Greater Minnesota. VRP pays only for the costs of individual EMDR sessions, not other associated operational costs (electricity, rent, water, etc).


In collaboration with EMDRHAP (Humanitarian Assistance Programs), a pilot project was created in 2012 to offer Minnesota veterans access to EMDR

For more complete data from the pilot project send an email with the subject: Pilot Project to info@ResilienceMN.org


According to a 2008 Rand Institute study of 300,000 returning troops from Iraq and/or Afghanistan, we know the number of Minnesotans who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These numbers are conservative in nature, as they did not account for Moral Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, or traumatic experiences in the military while in garrison.

  • 50,000 Minnesotans served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan
  • 1 in 5 develop PTSD symptoms = 10,000
  • 1 in 4 seek and find any relief = 2,5000
  • = 7,500 Minnesotans with untreated PTSD