Veterans Services

Melwood Veterans Services LLC is where veterans, families, and caretakers can find programs, resources, and a community – all geared towards helping our growing population of warfighters.


Melwood Veterans Services LLC is where veterans, families, and caretakers can find programs, resources, and a community – all geared towards helping our growing population of warfighters.

Melwood Renews and Expands Its Commitment to Veterans

Melwood recently made an unprecedented investment by establishing Melwood Veterans Services LLC (MVS), a newly formed non-profit organization. MVS will strengthen current programming and develop a diverse range of new services to support veteran employment, career development, and community reintegration.

As a core program element under MVS, Operation: Tohidu will continue to serve veterans and active-duty service members who are dealing with PTS(d), mTBI, and other deployment-related polytrauma.

In order to facilitate the smooth transition of Operation: Tohidu to MVS, Melwood is postponing Operation: Tohidu Cycles 12-14 retreats originally scheduled for the month of September. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Melwood remains committed to pursuing dynamic programming to advocate for and empower veterans and their families. We thank you for your patience as we develop a range of new programs and services.

If you have questions about the postponed retreats or the exciting future of Melwood Veterans Services, please contact Michaela Watkins at mfralen@melwood.org.

Veterans Services

Over the years, Melwood has supported hundreds of veterans with their efforts to overcome physical, behavioral, and emotional challenges with post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury. Here is where veterans, families, and caretakers can find programs and activities, resources and training, as well as a community – all geared towards helping our growing population of warfighters.

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    Operation: Tohidu

    For veterans and active duty military, Operation: Tohidu® is a therapeutic retreat, helping them tackle PTSD head-on.

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    Operation: Tohidu for Women

    For women veterans and active duty military, Operation: Tohidu® is a therapeutic retreat, helping them tackle PTSD head-on.

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    Program Overview

    Operation: Tohidu is a 7-day retreat designed with the goal of enabling participants to heal from PTS(d) through experiential learning and other alternative therapies and interventions.

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    Essential Information

    Important information that you'll need for the very best Operation: Tohidu experience.

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About Melwood Veterans Services LLC

Over the years, Melwood has supported hundreds of veterans with their efforts to overcome physical, behavioral, and emotional challenges with post-traumatic stress and mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Melwood Veterans Services LLC (MVSLLC) is a newly formed non-profit organization in the Melwood family of services. MVSLLC grew out of the very successful Operation: Tohidu, founded in 2014 as an experiential healing program for a growing population of warfighters living with post-traumatic stress, mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury and other deployment-related traumas.

Melwood Veteran Services LLC offers a variety of supportive services for our Nation’s warfighters who return with physical, neurological, behavioral, emotional, and other challenges that impede their ability to reintegrate successfully into civilian life and the civilian workforce. Through this newly formed 501(C) (3) non-profit service organization, veterans seeking assistance with employment, career development and community reintegration will find the resources and support they need to thrive both in their professional and personal lives. 

MVSLLC also provides corporate leadership training on the best practices for hiring and retaining veterans with differing abilities in the workforce. Melwood’s longstanding history of employing and training veterans with physical, behavioral, or other deployment-related challenges revealed a gap in employment-related services geared to warfighters in the community.   Melwood human resources and vocational support services staff will work in partnership with MVSLLC to implement the appropriate accommodations for veterans, living with post-traumatic stress and other behavioral or physical challenges, who wish to reenter the civilian workforce. 

Melwood’s nationally acclaimed program, Operation: Tohidu® now falls under MVSLLC. Through Operation: Tohidu, Melwood will continue to offer retreats for veterans living with PTS(d), mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and other deployment-related traumas and will develop new offerings that will further enhance success for returning warfighters. 

Melwood Veterans Services LLC is where veterans, families, and caretakers can find programs and activities, resources and training, as well as a community – all geared towards helping our growing population of warfighters.