The Long Walk Home Book

Learn more about Ron Zaleski’s barefoot journey across the country. Purchase your book today! All proceeds are donated to The Long Walk Home.

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Mentorship Program: 29 mentors, 151 mentees

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Upcoming Events

Free Book Signing – July 09, 2022

July 09, 2022

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Location: Main Heritage Studio, 4th Floor 100 N Osceola Ave Clearwater, FL 33755 Free…

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Free Mentorship – Group Zoom Course – July 12, 19, 26

July 12, 2022

Register for the FREE Zoom GROUP class to become a Mentor and help save Veterans lives. Everyone is welcome, no need to be a Veteran…

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Suicide Intervention (ASIST) Workshop-August 2022

August 27, 2022

ASIST is Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training-2 Day Workshop. August 27-28; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day VFW in Hudson, Massachusetts Registration required. Deposit…

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Weekly Livestream

Guest Speaker

Guest: Ron Newhouse
Date/Time: TBD

Become A Mentor For Veterans!

In the military we are taught to be of ultimate service to our country and to our fellow brothers and sisters. Getting discharged doesn’t mean we should abandon that mission. Rather, we must redefine it and utilize our military training to better serve our community.

The ‘10 Challenges to Service’ are designed to help us continue our mission to serve and protect. “How?” you might ask. We do it by being the person we want our children to become one day, a person who leads by example. The more we can learn and take the time to work on ourselves, the more value we can add to the lives of those around us. Think of these challenges as a boot camp, laying the groundwork for us to redefine our mission and take charge of our lives. We are not victims. It’s up to us to create the change we want, not Uncle Sam!

As you tackle each challenge, you will communicate with one of our Mentors about your progress and learnings. Upon completion of the 10th challenge, you may become a Mentor for The Long Walk Home if you so desire. Mentoring is an excellent opportunity not only to impact fellow Veterans, but also to reinforce what you learned from your own experience taking the challenges.

Ron Zaleski

Venice, Florida
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Aileen Miller

Venice, Florida
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Nancy Ann Gazo

Venice, Florida
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Ron Zaleski The Long Walk Home Book

The Long Walk Home, A Book By Ron Zaleski

Ron’s Story

Learn more about Ron Zaleski’s journey across the country barefoot to raise awareness for veterans that commit suicide.

What am I supposed to learn

What am I supposed to learn

When I feel the need to attack someone, I have to ask myself, what am I not seeing, what am I afraid of and what am I supposed to learn from this? I...


A place where there is kindness

A place where there is kindness, compassion and peace… wisdom, magic and joy… healing, purpose and possibility… kinship and camaraderie.

Curtis Dennis

Great people trying to make a difference.

I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Ron and his crew over the last couple months. Great people trying to make a difference. I’ve witnessed the positive effect these people have on the community they serve.

Jeremy Scharlow

Compassionate, heart-in-hand volunteers

A great veterans charity. Compassionate, heart-in-hand volunteers.

Sarah Randall

This is a great community for veterans

This is a great community for veterans. If you are looking for a group of friendly and caring peers that know and shared your same struggles, then look no further.

David Noel

I am forever grateful for TLWH!

To say TLWH services are life altering is the understatement of the year. I am forever grateful for TLWH!

Annmarie Kennedy

We’re lucky to have them here in SWFL.

Amazing organization with even more amazing individuals running it! We’re lucky to have them here in SWFL.

Jackie Killian

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