upcoming events

Join spouses around the nation in our  How2LoveOurCops National Book Club!

We'll begin February 18, 2021 and finish up April 15, 2021. (click on image below)

Here's how it works:

  1. Click here to purchase a book club box.
  2. Get your copy of A CHiP on My Shoulder – How to Love and Support Your Cop (Make sure you have the Third Edition – it has different/more content than the original pink/brown version).  You can purchase the book by itself or in one of our fun Book Club boxes!
  3. Grab a few friends and meet together weekly to discuss the questions at the end of each chapter. We'll go through 2 chapters per week.
  4. Tune in every Thursday evening to hear author Victoria Newman go deeper into the chapters we cover each week (more details coming). There may be a few other guests and surprises that show up along the way...

There are several purchasing options, but unless you need materials, there is no required cost to be a part of the Book Club. We do ask, however, that you register with us to get follow up information, updates, and the schedule.

If you purchase a box you will automatically be registered for the book club through the check out process.

Home Watch

Home Watch 2020 in person has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We're hopeful for 2021--this conference is for law enforcement spouses and significant others. We encourage, educate and facilitate community on this full day of instruction, connection, good food, and surprises. March 2019 was our first conference in Sacramento, California and attended by over 160 women and men.

Home Watch Support Calls are held twice a month. We partner with Warriors Rest Foundation to bring in subject experts who share their expertise, and we report positive stories throughout the US. These calls are for all members of law enforcement families. Want access to previous calls? Here's a link to register for access: https://www.warriorsrestfoundation.org/homewatch.

VOWS Retreat

Held near Belfry, Montana, this retreat is a safe place for officers who've been wounded in the line of duty and their spouses. Attendees experience five days of encouragement, connection with others who've been through similar incidents, recreational equine therapy, fly fishing, optional spiritual instruction, relaxation, and workshops specific to their circumstances. To apply for the next retreat, contactheidi@how2loveyourcop.org.

"It is indescribable the feeling of being with others who understand. This retreat is a blessing from God! Can't thank you all enough." Attendee, 2019 Retreat

Hearts for Blue Gala

Gala postponed due to COVID

Held during Veteran's Day weekend whenever we aren't facing a global pandemic, this event is our annual fundraiser, but we don't stop there. We incorporate education, encouragement, therapeutic humor, honor to our cops and military, and always some great surprises.

Our Inaugural Gala was held November 9, 2018, just 36 hours after the Camp Fire hit in nearby Paradise, California. Many of those who bought tickets for the event could not make it because of the fire--it was completely demolishing an entire town, and our officers were on mandatory tactical alert. The event was a welcome temporary distraction for a few hours for those who did attend--the night put the FUN in fundraiser. Bling, amazing raffle and silent auction items, incredible desserts, amazing food accompanied with musical themes of cop shows and movies, photo booth, and more. Truly a night to remember. 2019 continued that tradition and did not disappoint. You can see highlights in the video below.

Due to COVID restrictions and venue shutdown, our 2020 Hearts for Blue Gala was cancelled. While we are hopeful for 2021 we are currently postponed until we know more about the days ahead. Stay tuned for updates as we learn more. Meanwhile, take a look at the video of our 2019 event below. We can't wait to be back together face to face when that is possible.