Invisible Wounds Project

A nonprofit organization

$13,245 raised by 87 donors

66% complete

$20,000 Goal

The Invisible Wounds Project provides access to qualified therapy services and other support services to our military, police, fire, EMS, frontline medical staff, corrections, public safety telecommunicators, and their families who are struggling with mental health, PTSD and suicide issues. 

Each year we serve over 400 individuals, families, and groups with mental health support, as well as providing retreats, service/companion dogs, team building/bonding activities, a woodworking/arts program, and much more. Everyone has a unique story, so we offer customized support services to ensure the best possible outcome. We collaborate with other organizations whenever possible to ensure that the client's needs are met, and that they have access to the best possible resources available to them.

Why do we do it?  The following is a note sent to our founder from an Army wife that we helped get a service dog for.  (Used with permission)

“Where would I be without the Invisible Wounds Project? Well, honestly, probably not here. The help I received from IWP changed my life.” ~ Christy (Fire Fighter)

“Because of the Invisible Wounds Project, I was able to start therapy and get help, knowing that I was not alone.” ~ Melody (ER Nurse)

“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Russ and the Invisible Wounds Project.” ~ Luke (Marine/Police Officer)

The Future!

One of the most common requests we receive from clients is the wish for a “safe” place to go and connect with others who have similar experiences, and understand what they are going through. In January of 2024, the Invisible Wounds Project will open the doors of our Invisible Wounds Project - COR Center in Forest Lake, Minnesota! This 11,000-square-foot facility will include space for individual and group therapy, training, education, a recovery room, a woodworking space, an art studio, yoga/meditation space, and more. It will offer us the opportunity to serve even more clients, more efficiently and effectively. The COR Center will be staffed by volunteers and key Invisible Wounds Project staff, including our very own therapy dog "Moose" who is specially trained to assist clients. 

The work we are doing is saving/changing lives and we ask for your support so that we can help more people.

Organization Data


Organization name

Invisible Wounds Project

Tax id (EIN)



Health Children & Family Community


78 6th Ave SW #266
Forest Lake, MN 55025


763 486 3079