Weather won’t stop Active Heroes from opening it’s first Military Family Community Center
On February 27h at 11am Eastern, Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity will open it’s first ever Military Family Community Center at 8701 Old Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291. The Center is located roughly 20 – 30 minutes from downtown Louisville, the VA Hospital and the Active Heroes Retreat Center in Bullitt county. The wi-fi ready 1700 square foot location is non smoking without a bar or lodge. Instead, an activity room will be open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm and special times on Saturdays where families can relax, play board games, watch movies or have group discussions in one of two conference rooms.
The center will offer a wide variety of free support, seminars and activities for the military families. Free activities include cross-fit workouts, yoga, meditation classes, acupuncture treatments, hiking events and scheduled camping dates for the retreat listed in the front lobby. Free seminars include 10 different Sullivan University designed 90 minute seminars, financial planning and investment classes from several banks and Resilience training to help reduce veteran suicide. More classes will be added upon requests from veterans and families.
The center’s lobby area will also connect veterans and their families to business discounts and programs that can assist them outside of the charity’s programs. Active Heroes can connect veterans with resources available including Legal Aid Society for legal support, Where Opportunity Knox to apply for jobs, DAV Chapter 6 for veteran benefit claims and several other organizations who have programs that Active Heroes does not. The charity is actively looking for more organizations and businesses to connect in the center.
“This community center is a pilot program where we are going to test how much the military families will enjoy seminars, activities and service connections. If we get a lot of requests for more cross-fit or other activities, we will work towards funding more them and keep the costs free to the families,” said Troy Yocum, Active Heroes founder and Citizen Honors Medal Recipient. “It’s important that our community here in Kentucky supports the 340,000 veterans and all of their family members. This first of it’s kind Military family retreat center is a big step towards accomplishing that goal.”
Another very important announcement from President Glenn Sullivan of Sullivan University will be made at the ribbon cutting.