Combating PTSD, One Cast At A Time.
The goal of Cast & Hook Fishing is to provide a better quality of life for 1st Responders and Veterans in our community that are struggling with PTSD. We do so by providing them with healthy options to cope with mental health and job-related stressors. The objective of this project is to decrease the negative effects of PTSD within our participants by providing them with healthy options to decompress and manage stress rather than turning to unhealthy strategies and addictive substances which are detrimental to their health and wellness. We will accomplish this by providing our participants with free beach, wilderness, adventure and recreational therapy. According to FHE Health, research suggests outdoor treatment can have a positive impact on depression, chronic pain and PTSD through physical activity and by leveraging the benefits of nature.
Cast & Hook Fishing proudly serves all 1st Responders (Fire, EMS, Police, Dispatch, Corrections) and Veterans struggling with PTSD and their families.
Cast & Hook Fishing works with local fisherman who volunteer their time to give back to those that have given so much.
If you are a 1st Responder or a Veteran, all you have to do is click on the Locations Tab at the top of the page and select a body of water you would like to fish. The Veteran or 1st Responder will then click on the Contact Us Tab at the top of the page and send us a request. Cast & Hook Fishing will reach out to a volunteer in the selected area and set you up for a day of fishing. Cast & Hook Fishing will pay for all of the live bait needed to make your experience fun and exciting.
Cast & Hook Fishing always welcomes volunteers that are willing to take a Veteran, or 1st Responder fishing when the need arises. Fisherman from all over are invited to be a part of the team. Boat or Pontoons are preferred.
Richard Puente, President of Cast & Hook Fishing talks a little bit about his PTSD and how fishing helps him.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help 1st Responders and Veterans struggling with PTSD. 100% of your generous donations will go to supporting the cause. Donate today and help us combat PTSD, One Cast At A Time.