Our mission is straight forward: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing, casting, fly tying education and fishing outings.
We provide opportunities for participants to learn fly fishing, tying, casting and rod building with experienced volunteers in both the classroom setting and on the water. Ours is not an event-driven program. Our on-going classes have helped participants by providing an activity for their hands and their minds; the camaraderie that has developed among the participants, and between participants and volunteers, has been remarkable.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Australia, Inc. (PHWFFA) is maturing as an organization and has witnessed impressive growth since its inception. Our organization, including the Board, staff, Regional Coordinators and Program Leads in the field, continue to be optimistic about our growth and the achievements that have sustained this growth. We are gratified that the work of PHWFFA continues to find acceptance with participants, hospital staff and volunteers alike.
A single day on the water has a profound impact on volunteers, too. They enjoy giving back a little something to those who have given and sacrificed so much for their country. One volunteer offered that helping “…is quite simply the most rewarding time I have ever spent on the water, and I never even cast my rod!” PHWFFA is not a one-time fishing trip for these men and women, but rather a year round commitment of weekly instruction and program events.
Since its inception, PHWFFA has helped military service members and veterans across the country. Sustained support from individuals, corporations and foundations has enabled PHWFFA to play an ever increasing role in the rehabilitation and recovery of Australia’s service men and women, and veterans. PHWFFA remains committed to providing our unique form of rehabilitative therapy to our Armed Forces today and well into the future.