Serving those who have served

Anger, trouble sleeping, chronic pain, lack of purpose, feeling like your brain has been ambushed. BotBK9 is ready to help with a no-cost, confidential programming for you and your family.  A formal diagnosis or disability rating is not required.

Our program is for veterans from all military branches and service eras, along with their families, who are experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma.

Caregivers who support are veterans are a vital piece of the recovery and we provide retreats specifically designed for them. 



Upon receipt of your online application, you will be asked to supply a copy of your DD214. You will then be contacted by to discuss more details and to schedule your program.

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If you are a service member, veteran (or a SM’s friend/family) with an immediate crisis, please contact the Veteran Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, or text 838255 for help (24/7 responses), or visit  

Our Program can provide relief, direction and hope to you and your family with a series of sessions that take place at our relaxing facilities in Lucas, Iowa. There is no cost to you. You are responsible for travel to get to the facility. 

We will use tools not typically offered by government programs. At the end of your session, we will help you decide which tools work the best for you and we will help you make a plan for continued healing once you get home.

Our programs are typically three days long.  We do provide day trips coordinated through the Des Moines Veterans Administration.

You will be with a small group of 6 – 10 other participants who are dealing with the same issues that you are.  The session will be staffed with a small team of professionals and a veteran Team Leader that will provide individualized care that is customized to your needs.

Our facility is located on a working farm around Lucas, Iowa. This allows you to take advantage of the peaceful surroundings, welcoming farm atmosphere and animals.  We encourage comradery with the other participants. You will be sharing a room with another veteran.  For Couples’ and Family Sessions, you and your significant other will have your own bedroom.

During your session, you can expect to spend each day rotating through a variety of different activities that focus on renewing your mind, body, and spirit.  You will also have some free time and community time with the other participants.