Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) was founded in 2005 by a corps of dedicated volunteers from a local Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers chapters.
PHWFF is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty personnel and vets through fly-fishing and fly-tying education and outings.
Initially started in the Washington, DC area, it has expanded its services to active duty, veterans, and Dept. of Veterans Affairs Hospitals across the nation.
This organization is dependant on tax-deductible financial donations and the help of numerous volunteers to meet the educational, training, equipment, transportation, the outing needs of the participants. The project strives to serve those who made great sacrifices to our nation.
The Rhode Island branch conducts fishing trips to various places in the state, and teaches fly-tying. The outings teach patience and the self worth of accomplishment.
Overcoming the obstacles associated with debilitating motor skills has been proven effective in the total rehabilitation of the disabled.
The classes to try a new activity, learning fly-tying, fly-casting, and fly-fishing, run over many weeks, with a lot of places to fish. Call for class schedules and locations. Contact: Paul Roberti, Program Leader at 401-434-7795, e-mail: email@example.com