A Veteran-Led Nonprofit

Together, We Can Prevent Veteran Suicide

The Long Walk Home is on a mission to stop Veteran suicide. We offer self-empowerment courses, suicide prevention workshops, and community-building events—all at no cost to Veterans and their families. 

Beginning in 2024, Ron Zaleski will be walking across the country for the second time to create awareness and accountability for the Veteran suicide crisis. Are you with him?




About Us

Founded in 2006 by a Marine Veteran, The Long Walk Home is on a mission to empower Veterans around the country and prevent Veteran suicide.

Every day, roughly 17 Veterans are lost to suicide. This is unacceptable to us. Our organization addresses this problem by providing transformative programs, resources, and events to Veterans and their families, free of charge.





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Mentorship Program

Four Options For The 10 Challenges To Service

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Self-paced online course with a Mentor to guide you

through the 10 Challenges. Take up to 10 weeks to complete.


3 weekly sessions in a Zoom group course

with Mentors guiding the group to complete the 10 Challenges.


1 Day session in a Zoom group course

with Mentors guiding the group to complete the 10 Challenges.


Walk With Ron Zaleski, our Founder

You will be given instructions to prepare ahead of time once you sign up.

Begin Your Self-Empowerment Journey

Mentorship Program

Peer Support for Veterans


Take the 10 Challenges Online

Available 24/7 and completed on your own schedule. Our Mentors are available to connect with you.


Weekend Camping Retreat

Reconnect with nature, meet other Veterans, and walk with one of our Mentors.


One Day Session with a Group on Zoom

Complete the challenges in one session with a group on Zoom.


Walk with a Mentor

Get connect with a Mentor in your local area and take the 10 Challenges in-person.

Get Involved

Be the Change You Want to See

Our programs and services are supported by our passionate network of Mentors and volunteers. The Long Walk Home is always looking for candidates to join our team and help Veterans and military families.

Our Impact

Through our programs and events, The Long Walk Home has helped thousands of Veterans and military families overcome difficult circumstances and find their purpose. Here’s what they have to say.

Gary Delgado, Marine Veteran

“The skillsets being offered are critically important in being able to adopt in order to create optimal success and health not only after leaving the service but life in general” 

Anonymous, Marine Veteran

"Without this program nothing would've changed in my life. I am grateful this mentorship was here to help me at least begin to heal not only myself but some of the relationships that were damaged.”

B. White, Navy Veteran

“As someone who compartmentalized any issue or challenge instead of facing them as they arise, this program, through mentorship, enlightened me to address challenges and grow from the experience which has led to a sense of empowerment and well being.”

Richard Ayers, Veteran

I’m thankful for getting in touch with Ron Zaleski and The Long Walk Home. The work that they do is invaluable to Veterans like me.”

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