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Our Mission

Our Mission Statement: Hearts of ValorTM seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of the people who care for our nation's wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding.

Hearts of Valor is a network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members, created and maintained by Operation Homefront.

Operation Homefront seeks to support these caregivers in their own journey of healing by facilitating an online community that provides social connections to other caregivers in similar situations, fostering support groups by geographic area to encourage resource sharing and friendships, and sponsoring annual retreats to provide education on relevant issues.

Additionally, we recognizes each person's personal sacrifice by sending a welcome gift upon their acceptance to the program.

Our Values

Respect: We respect the voice of each caregiver. We recognize that every story and journey is different, and we respect the choices of each person.

Compassion: We recognize the sacrifices made by caregivers, and the personal struggles they deal with on a daily basis, and we seek to validate these experiences by treating them with compassion.

Joy: We believe that although lives have changed, there can still be a bright future, and we support and encourage these individuals on their quest for joy.

Hearts of Valor currently has more than 1,600 members. If you would like to join the program and our online forum, simply click on the Sign In link on the upper corner of this site.

Our Team

  • Sara Boz, Director of Hearts of Valor
    Sara Boz
    Director of Hearts of Valor Program

    Sara has an Associate's in Accounting, a Bachelor's in Social Psychology and a Master's in Counseling. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology, working towards finishing her dissertation on homelessness. Sara served in the Air Force on active duty between 2000 and 2004, and has been with the Air National Guard since 2004. Homeless prevention and military families are both truly close to Sara's heart. She joined Hearts of Valor in April 2012 to continue pursuing her life's passions.

  • Cheryl Gansner, Hearts of Valor Program Coordinator
    Cheryl Gansner
    Program Coordinator

    Cheryl is the wife of a severely injured veteran.  Bryan and Cheryl were married before his second deployment to Iraq. Bryan was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) six weeks before coming home and spent 20 months rehabilitating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Cheryl graduated with her bachleor's degree in Social Work and started working with Hearts of Valor in August 2010.