On October 13, 2020, Swim With A Mission presented Liberty House Veterans Transitional Living with a check for $1,000,000 to break ground on Phase II of Mission Renovate and Restore. This money will help create a much anticipated recreational center that will enable Liberty House to help their residents along with 1,000 community Veterans who live off-site with critical services unable to be offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include providing a larger space for community Veterans to receive COVID-19 safe mental health services, case management and service referrals for employment, medical and dental care. The center will also help to reduce isolation and loneliness for both residential and community veterans through COVID-19 safe engagement with others. New Hampshire is one of only a couple states in the country that directed millions of dollars from the CARES Act to help support veterans negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Swim with a Mission has been chosen to take on an “unprecedented leadership role” in helping direct and distribute $4 million to other veteran non-profits across the state. SWAM will be distributing sub-grants to the following service organizations: Veterans Count (part of Easter Seals NH); Liberty House (now part of Catholic Charities); Harbor Care; Homeland Heroes; The Currier Museum of Art (to create an art therapy program to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD); Operation Delta Dog in Hollis; 45 Hero Pups and Annie’s Angels in Stratham to help pay for more trained service and support dogs for Veterans. Camp Resilience and Clear Path will also receive funds to hold recreational therapy retreats. Swim With A Mission is grateful that Governor Chris Sununu trusted the organization to oversee the $4 million CARES Act funds that he designated to go to veterans negatively impacted by COVID-19. To learn more about Mission Renovate and Restore go to https://libertyhousenh.org.