Ask someone if they want to skydive, and you are sure to get one of two adamant answers – “YES! Let’s do it!” or “Are you CRAZY?! Why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane?!” Fortunately for the willing, both the Northwest Arkansas Chapter and Michigan Team of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) […]Read More
Who We Are
Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a non-profit organization made up of military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS professionals – society’s protectors, our “Sheep Dogs” – and volunteers. We exist to engage, assist and empower our Membership and fellow Sheep Dogs with continued service opportunities and provide the camaraderie that may be missing after a shift or tour of duty ends.
Our national office is located in Rogers, Arkansas. We currently have 19 chapters and teams across the US, one in Canada, and more than 4,000 members, volunteers and supporters nationwide.
What We Do
SDIA offers our Sheep Dog Members and like-minded Volunteers opportunities to satisfy their innate desire to serve and help those around them. We provide “impact assistance” to communities through Disaster Response Missions, and by helping fellow Sheep Dogs through Continued Service Opportunities and Outdoor Adventures. Participants in these programs often feel a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment through helping others.
Our Outdoor Adventures program specifically has made a huge impact in the lives of our Sheep Dogs who’ve been injured in combat or the line of duty. This mission-critical program provides the camaraderie and peer support that military and first responders often need after their shift or tour of duty ends, or after suffering an injury. This program gets these highly-skilled individuals reengaged in life, and reminds them there are many other ways for them to continue serving their communities and country. Have a few minutes (12:33 to be exact) to see how our Outdoor Adventures make a difference? Click here to watch our latest video.Subscribe to our Newsletter
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For 5 days earlier this month, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) Disaster Response Teams (DRTs) worked tirelessly to provide disaster recovery assistance to residents of West Virginia by conducting home muck-out & debris removal, chainsaw operations, and other relief efforts as needed. Nearly 30 SDIA members and volunteers deployed from the Northwest Arkansas Chapter, Eastern […]Read More #disasterresponse, #WVFlood
After 5 days of camping in and exploring the vast and magnificent Yosemite National Park, the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) group was tired, but refreshed and invigorated by their experiences. As special guests of the National Park Service as they celebrate their 100th anniversary, the 60+ Sheep Dogs and family members who participated in […]Read More #firstresponders, #heroes, #military, #nationalparkservice, #PTSD, #SDIA, #sheepdogs, #yosemite