Active Heroes Community Center – Louisville, KY
The Active Heroes Community Center is located in Louisville, KY and assists hundreds of veterans and military family members every month. The Center provides activities for the families that help heal, build camaraderie and connect with resources.
“Active Heroes designed a unique community center that has helped my family transition,” said U.S. Army Veteran Kari Wilson. “I love seeing veterans from all ages interact at the center and get the help they need.”
Veterans/Military Family Verification
Many of our community center programs require that you be a service member or military family member. For service members, we will ask to see a Valid DD-214, VA Card, Copy of Active Duty Orders, or Military ID. For family members, we will ask to see one of the above, as well as your photo ID that shows the same last name. Should the last name be different, please also bring a Birth or Marriage Certificate that shows the relationship to the Veteran.
Free Healing Activities, Treatments and Events!
- Acupuncture Treatments
- Reiki and Massage
- Jin Shin Jyutsu
- Yoga & Meditation
- Events for Couples
- Family Events
- Talk Groups
- Legal Aid Clinics
- Military Wedding Giveaway
- Music Lessons
- Self Defense Classes
- Dog Trainings & Foster
Acupuncture By Colby Helton
Offered Twice a Month – Limited Sessions
Acupuncture treatment assists with stress relief and emotional balance through a generally painless process using fine needles on various points of the arms or legs. Treatment will focus on any medical complaint from pain to insomnia to allergies. Stress relief and emotional balance are always notable benefits from nearly every session regardless of the issue being addressed. We offer free acupuncture treatments once a month to veterans and military family members. Each month, we offer a total of 12 hour-long appointments. Acupuncture services are provided by Colby Helton of Meridian Acupuncture INC. based in Louisville, KY.
upcoming acupuncture appointments
- October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reiki – Needleless Acupuncture
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
upcoming reiki/massage appointmentsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Jin Shin Jyutsu® Treatments
Jin Shin Jyutsu® physio-philosophy is an art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900’s by Master Jiro Murai in Japan.
After clearing himself of a life-threatening illness, Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of Jin Shin Jyutsu, gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources, including the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things). The resulting knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu was then given to Mary Burmeister, who brought it to the United States in the 1950’s.
upcoming Jin Shin Jyutsu® appointmentsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
yoga & meditation
Yoga instruction at the Community Center is provided licensed volunteer yoga instructors through Kentucky Yoga Initiative.
Yoga is much more than poses, and there are many benefits to yoga beyond fitness. Yoga has been proven to aid in the overall mental health and well-being, including helping to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate,” yoga is a 5000-year-old practice, an Indian body of knowledge.
Yoga is offered nearly every Saturday morning, 10-11am.
upcoming yoga & meditation sessionsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Events for Couples
Our Community Center enjoys providing events for couples to spend quality time together, while getting to know other military couples.
We host catered dinners, Couple Paint Parties, and more.
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Active Heroes hosts many free family events each month. Events range from storybook nights for children, family movie events, gaming challenges and holiday themed parties. Space is limited for each event, so we suggest signing up as soon as you can.
upcoming family nights
- October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets Available at Counter During Hours of Operation
Active Heroes has FREE Cross-fit workouts with Cross-fit Fixation next door to the community center. Participants need to use these free tickets during the gym’s classes. There are varying classes given from beginner to Expert.
Call us at 502-277-9280 to get your gift card for 1 month of free Cross-fit workouts! ONLY 8 available
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Retired Air Force TSGT (active & reserved) – 20 year veteran
Served during Desert Storm in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
Licensed Professional Counselor in Kentucky
Experienced with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss
Offering individual and group therapy (social sciences & faith-based practices) and PTSD psycho-education pro bono to veterans, loved ones and family members
We currently have scheduled Talk Groups for Parents of Military Servicemen (and women) if you are interested in talk groups for veterans, spouses or children please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get them scheduled!
upcoming Talk GroupsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
legal aid clinics
Legal Aid Society – Ask an Attorney
Active Heroes and the Legal Aid Society host legal clinics and Q&A sessions for Veterans & Military Families several times throughout the year. Open to Honorably-discharged Veterans, Active Duty, Retired, National Guard, and Reserve service members, and their spouses/children 18 or younger, the legal aid clinics will offer qualified participants the opportunity to meet and ask questions of an attorney at no cost.
Open to KENTUCKY RESIDENTS ONLY! Due to Bar Association and insurance requirements this clinic will only be available to Kentucky Residents, verified by Driver’s License/State ID, as well as proof of military service.
upcoming legal clinicsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Active Heroes is giving away TWO weddings to an active duty military member or active guard, and their spouse-to-be.
We are looking for an Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard Military Couple who wants to get married in 2017. Applicants will receive a Gift up to $7,000 for their wedding and a wedding planner. To Apply please click here
Apply today to win a FREE Wedding for a Military Family in Louisville, KY. Active Heroes has partnered with a partner who would like to remain anonymous but will provide a free Wedding including venue, flowers, food, cakes and everything else your heart will desire for your Dream Wedding.
NOTE: The wedding must take place in Metro Louisville area.
The value of this wedding donation can go up to $7,000 each. Proof of military status is required. All applications must be filled out online.
For weddings planned for summer or fall of 2017, applications must be submitted by February 1, 2017.
To Apply please click here or fill out the form below.
Active Heroes Free Music Lessons
Free beginner & intermediate guitar lessons are available for veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center. Lessons are taught weekly at no cost. Lessons vary.
Learning to play a musical instrument in a positive social environment can be a very beneficial way to heal inner wounds that traditional medicine cannot address, as well as providing physical therapy-like aspect, helping to build coordination and dexterity in fine muscle movements and hand-eye coordination.
We will accept new registrations very soon! Stay tuned
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self defense classes
This interactive class covers a variety of useful and powerful techniques to encourage empowerment within yourself when faced an unfortunate situation. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing as they will be practicing the self-defense techniques with a partner. Prior to technique practice, there will be a warm-up and discussion period. The class is taught by military and law enforcement veterans.
upcoming self defense classesThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Patriot Rehabilitation of Untrained Dogs (proud)
Are you a veteran or active in the military, or are you the spouse of an veteran or active military member? Active Heroes and the Kentucky Humane Society are looking for volunteers who wish to become dog trainers, or “military handlers,” for at-risk shelter dogs.
With this rewarding program, you’ll learn dog-training skills and have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping needy shelter dogs in the Louisville area. Kentucky Humane Society behavioral experts will teach you how to use positive reinforcement to train your foster dog. You will receive training and access to KHS experts. KHS provides for everything your foster dog will need – food, leash/collar, a crate, toys, and training materials. All you’ll need to bring is a willingness to learn and patience with your foster dog as you teach him or her manners that will help your dog get adopted once he or she graduates from the program.
Your foster dog will live with you for one month, or longer if necessary to gain the desired skills. After that, your dog will return to the Kentucky Humane Society ready for adoption. You will be key to helping your foster dog gain the confidence, life skills and desired behaviors that will make him or her an excellent family dog.
Free Resources Offered to Assist Military Families
Who We Serve
The Active Heroes Military Family Community Center serves Veterans and Military Families who have served in all branches and wars.
We define Military Family as :
- Service Members
- Active Duty
- National Guard
- Those who have a relationship to Service Member
- Children of Siblings
We have the following spaces available:
Two meeting rooms for up to 6 people
One Main Meeting area that can accommodate up to 40 people.
One on one meeting space
We offer free coffee, tea and other warm beverages to all visitors.
Our lobby area has information about programs, events, educational opportunities, job connections and Kentucky resources for military families.
The Community Center Lobby has information to help military families in a variety of ways. Veterans and family members can find out about many different services:
- Connect with Job Opportunities
- Connect with Banks giving Financial and Investment Advice
- Learn about Veteran and Family Scholarships available
- Connect with Educational classes and Seminars
- Sign up for FREE events and services
- Connect with Peer Mentors
…or come for a cup of coffee and relax!
Visit the Community Center Store
The Active Heroes store is located within the Community Center with great athletic gear for your next event. We have select gear for walking, running, hiking, workouts and many more events. Some of the great gear includes shirts, tech shirts, bracelets, patches, stickers, mugs, water bottles and more. Each purchase of any items supports the Military Family Community Center operations to keep all events free.