Freedom Sings USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We pair professional songwriters with veterans, active military and their families to help them tell their stories through song.
We hold weekly ongoing classes on Wednesday mornings and Thursday nights in Chattanooga, Tennessee and sponsor events and group retreats throughout the U.S. Those we serve need no musical background, only the desire to tell their story.
In a typical session, the songwriter listens and encourages the participant to lay out the "puzzle pieces" of his or her experience. Together, they arrange those pieces into verses and choruses. The result is a complete song that they can call their own, then as alumni they have the support every week of other veterans who are alumni and to support new veterans just writing their songs.
Chattanooga started as a another program but outgrew that concept to want to have ongoing support for the veteran and be a dependable source they can rely on.
The mission of Freedom Sings USA is to help veterans, active duty military and their families throughout the country reach emotional balance by telling their stories through the creative process of songwriting.
Songwriting along with peer support, helps provide veterans and their families the tools necessary to cope with trauma or readjust from military service. Our mission is to also promote public support, education and appreciation for the sacrifice the veterans and their families make serving our country through the hearing of their stories as told through song.
Our Vision is to help as many veterans throughout the country and provide the model for the ongoing dependable support they need until they feel they can experience all that life has to offer them.
Our Goal is to establish Freedom Sings USA as a unique and viable treatment option, using creative and integrative therapies to help individuals recover from the stress of war and improve the quality of their lives.
Veterans can heal through the power of music.
Whether you're a veteran looking for a safe place to share your story, a songwriter who wants to help give a voice to those who have served, or an organization looking to support our efforts, we invite you to connect with us and find out how to get started.