Category Archives: Healing Body, Mind, & Family

Operation Home and Healing

Phone: (215) 382-6680
Website: operationhomeandhealing.org

Operation Home and Healing reaches out to vets shaken by the trauma of war.  The group has 140 therapists across 13 offices providing counseling to vets struggling with grief, depression, PTSD and chronic pain.  The group also provides couples therapy. The organization is based in Philadelphia and designed for families in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Home Base Program

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Phone: (617) 724-5202
Website: homebaseprogram.org
Email: homebaseprogram@partners.org

 

Provides care to vets who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  The program, which is located in Boston and sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital, offers high-quality medical and psychological care. Home Base also has programs for the families of wounded soldiers, helping children who are adjusting to a parent’s return and spouses who are dealing with the challenges of PTSD and TBI.

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The Pathway Home

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Toll Free: (800) 404-8387
Email: Kathy.Loughry@thepathwayhome.org
Website: thepathwayhome.org

A recovery facility for traumatized veterans, located in a scenic stretch of California’s Napa Valley.  At the facility, soldiers get a chance to cool down, learn about PTSD, and develop relaxation techniques. Receive treatment for insomnia, depression, nightmares, as well as anger, guilt and other war-related emotions.  The Pathway Home also offers couples/family therapy.

New Directions

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Phone: (310) 914-5966
Website: newdirectionsinc.org

New Directions is a resource center for veterans, located in Los Angeles. It provides an array of services, including substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, as well as parenting and money management classes.

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Warrior Writers Project

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Lovella Calica, Director
Website: warriorwriters.org
Email: lovella@warriorwriters.org

The Warrior Writers Project brings together recent veterans and current soldiers to express themselves through art.  The organization holds workshops across the country, where soldiers write stories, create poetry, and develop art projects through photography, drawing and music. Like the Combat Paper Project, the Warrior Writers workshops have proved to be powerful experiences for many soldiers who, through art, find a way to express their feelings about their time at war.  For the locations of upcoming workshops, click here: warriorwriters.org

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Combat Paper Project

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Drew Cameron, Project Co-Director
Website: combatpaper.org
Email: drewcameron@combatpaper.org

The Combat Paper Project conducts hands-on workshops across the country where veterans take their uniforms, cut them up, process them into pulp, and use that pulp to create art.  While molding their old uniforms into something new, veterans get a chance to talk about their battlefield experiences with other vets who have been there and understand. For many soldiers, these workshops have been transformative experiences, helping them process the pain lingering from their war-time tours while reshaping their identity: from warrior to artist.