Vet Connect 2023!

Save the date for our 4th Annual “Vet Connect” regional event on Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00 am –1:00 pm at Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO. This free opportunity is for Veterans to connect with other Veterans for camaraderie and fellowship in a comfortable environment. It’s also a chance to learn what resources are available to Veterans. No speakers, nothing to sign up for, and nothing to purchase. Refreshments will be served. Family members and active military are encouraged to attend.

1776 Donation Campaign

You can now donate to help Veterans monthly for an automatic payment of $17.76 a month. Your gift will help Veterans and families with rent, utilities, vehicle repair, food, fuel, and other necessities. Please visit for more information and to donate.

VA Updates

Veteran Beneficiary Travel

VA travel reimbursement pays eligible Veterans and caregivers back for mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved healthcare appointments. For information on the Beneficiary Travel program, click here.

Veteran Travel Reimbursement

The VA is streamlining its Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS) reimbursement for all eligible Veterans, including non-VA care, known as Community Care. This program is available for online requests, with refunds received via direct deposit into the Veteran's bank account. For more information on the BTSSS program, click here. You can also contact Billy Scharf, Mobility Transportation Supervisor at Cheyenne VA Medical Center, at 307-432-3804 or email

*New* VA Lodging Program

The Cheyenne VA Regional Medical Center now offers a program called “Home Away From Home” lodging for Veterans who travel long distances for medical treatment. Veterans who have outpatient tests, procedures, or surgeries, and live too far to commute, may request free lodging. Click here for information. You can also call during the day @ 307-633-7061, or night @ 307-633-7212.


This is why we do what we do.

Car Payment

USN Gulf War Veteran in Boulder County developed a severe foot infection requiring daily IV antibiotic treatments. He couldn’t walk, drive, or work because of the disease. Qualified Listeners transported him to the hospital for the ten daily therapies. He was on unpaid medical leave with his employer. Upon completing the treatments and returning to work, his hours were less due to his foot condition and limited standing time. When he could not work, he fell behind on rent and other monthly expenses. Before his foot condition, he consistently paid his obligations. He reached out to Qualified Listeners for assistance. We made his two final car payments allowing him to drive to and from work so he could pay his other monthly expenses. Note of thanks from the Veteran: “I can’t thank Qualified Listeners enough for helping me through a rough time and relieving some of my stress.”

Winter Fuel

Vietnam Air Force Veteran north of Fort Collins was recently diagnosed with Retinol Myopathy and is rapidly losing his vision, and his homebound wife is ill with several brain tumors. They use propane to heat both house and barn, where the Veteran spends much of his time. They have an older 4-wheel drive truck which becomes their primary vehicle in winter. Because where they live, it’s challenging to go anywhere without a 4-wheel drive. Both the gasoline and propane tanks are usually filled before winter sets in to last them through the season. However, they couldn’t purchase their fuel this year and contacted Qualified Listeners for help. Through one of our funding partners in Denver, we supplied them with enough petroleum products to keep them warm and functional. Note of thanks from the Veteran: “We were very concerned about how we were going to make it through the winter. Larimer County Veteran Service Office suggested we contact Qualified Listeners. We did, and they made it happen. We are so grateful to them.”

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

-Helen Keller

December Progress Report

Volunteering is a Work of the Heart

244.5 Volunteer Hours | 3,340 Volunteer Miles

Onboarded 33 new Veterans or family members into our system

Created 42 new missions

41 active missions end of December

16 Veteran transports

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