Higher Ground is proud to be co-hosting the upcoming screening of To Be of Service. A feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award-nominated Josh Aronson about veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who are paired with a service dog to help them regain their lives. Returning home for these vets is often wrought with depression and a painful disconnect from the world they once knew. Family, old friends and jobs seem foreign, and newly returned warriors struggle to function and return to a normal civilian life. To Be Of Service follows these warriors after they get their dog to see how a deeply bonded friendship restores independence and love for the men and women who have been so traumatized by war. The film features an original song, “Unbroken,” written and performed by Jon Bon Jovi.
Higher Ground will be speaking about its upcoming programs, how service dogs integrate into them, and the process through which a veteran can go about getting a service dog.
Stick around after the screening for a Q&A with one of the film’s producers, Julie Sayres, and Higher Ground!