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What’s New?

Please join us in welcoming our new Co-Chair’s of Veterans Alternative’s Board of Directors, Steven DeMatos and Nicole Stroebel.

Steven DeMatos served four years in the United States Army, including a Combat Tour in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. After retiring as an E-5 Sergeant, he went on to join the Title Insurance Industry, where he now has over 15 years of experience. Steve is the Co-Founder of Time on Target Security, a Veteran Owned and Operated company providing a full array of the latest high quality security system solutions. He is also the Founder of Time On Target Security Franchise Partners, where he offers franchise opportunities for Veterans and the Co-Founder of Frontline Gate Operators. Steve is well-known in the local community for giving back to the Veteran/military community and looks forward to bringing his enthusiasm for charity work to Veterans Alternative. Steve has three wonderful daughters’ ages 5 months, 11 years and 17 years.


Nicole has over twenty years of experience with a large non-profit organization (Eckerd Connects) beginning as an accounting manager, then as finance director and currently as controller.  Prior to joining Eckerd Connects, Nicole worked in public accounting where her focus was on auditing non-profit organizations.  Nicole’s core competencies include accounting management as well as the day to day functions, budgeting, cash management, project management (software implementation), forecasting and auditing.  Her strengths include customer service skills, goal-oriented work ethic and dedication to the organization’s mission.  Nicole is also a licensed CPA in the State of Florida.






Who We Are

Veterans Alternative is a 501(c)(3) providing alternative therapy services and community engagement to our past and present military population. Veterans Alternative understands the transition from military to cvilian life can be difficult. We exist to provide timely and effective treatment, engagement, and support for those who are ready to tackle their challenges and live a full and productive life beyond military service.


An empowered life starts with sound physical, mental, and emotional health.


Avoiding isolation and building meaningful relationships is extremely important.


The ability to care for oneself and weather difficult times is vital to long term success.

Our Partners and Sponsors

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"Transitioning from the military to civilian life is incredibly tough. Very few people get it. Veterans Alternative does get it, and they have created an environment and community to support a Veteran's transition."


"I was able to look at situations in my life in a totally different way and able to come up with a positive outlook on a bad situation."


"I experienced benefits after my first A.R.T. session, it has been the most effective therapy in treating and resolving the many combat related traumas haunting my daily life."


"I was apprehensive at first because I never liked the idea of talking to shrinks, but with A.R.T., there was no pressure and I didn't have to go into depth about my feelings or problems. Awesome results after just the first session."


Veterans Alternative

1750 Arcadia Road, Holiday, FL 34690
(727) 939-8387 | info@veteransalternative.org

Keeping our staff, volunteers and participants safe! We are providing services, but they will be virtual. Please see our social media - Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for upcoming events. We will post updates on the website as often as we can. Look at what we are offering next week. If you need to talk to one of our therapists, please call 727.939.8387, we will return calls as soon as possible. For an emergency, please call 911 or the Veterans Crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

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