The Coming Home Project

Rating: 4.89 stars   63 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 3739 Balboa St. Box 193 San Francisco CA 94121 USA

Mission: The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate expert care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers. We are a multidisciplinary, experienced team of psychotherapists, veterans and interfaith leaders committed to helping transform the wounds of war. Our programs address the psychological, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges experienced during all stages of deployment, especially reintegration. We help rebuild the connectivity of mind, body, heart and spirit that combat trauma can unravel, renew relationships with loved ones, and create new support networks. We build a safe place – a community -- for families, their veterans and service members, and their service providers to come together and share their stories, struggles and accomplishments. We connect families with their communities as we collaborate to create integrative continuums of care. Single veterans and service members as well as those with physical injuries are also most welcome.
Geographic areas served: National
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I partaicipated in the provider training & have nothing but praise for the Coming Home progject. They are a group who genuininely cares about the well being of the veteran & their family. Beyond their professional expertise they come form a place deep inside, the heart.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I participated in the providers training as well as had feed back form Women Veterans who have participated

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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11 people found this review helpful

This is an incredible and much needed organization. It was at these retreats that I learned my husband had PTSD...from the classes that were offered describing it. We were surrounded by counselors who specialize in helping veterans and their families for 3/4 days. I came away feeling more whole, more able to cope, and with a greater understanding of myself and my spouse. My children never want to leave. They are surrounded by counselors who specialize in working with children. I don't have words to express how grateful I am for this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life, and in my families life. It is a way to become more connected to others like me, and to my own family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very experienced in their feild, compassionate, and profoundly helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people.

Ways to make it better...

i honestly don't know!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial, due to the fact that there is such a Huge need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i am very grateful to Joe Boborow for getting this started and keeping it going.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Absolutely wonderful group of people who are providing services that are badly needed. The volunteers and staff were so accepting and supportive that my family has been profoundly affected.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the relations in my own household.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

realizing there are people who care about veterans that do not have to work for the VA or DOD.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional people. They were accepting and warm.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve as a model for the government to use in treating returning war veterans.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I received information about this non-profit organization through another Veteran female. My experience in attending this all women retreat was outstanding.In addition to receiving awesome support, everything was paid for or reimbursed including travel and food. I really appreciated the support, coping techniques, cooperative environment to vent, share experiences, and receive useful information. The supportive environment without judgement and encouraging any perspective and/or feelings made me feel very comfortable to share and receive help with military, deployment, and other related issues. I believe the Coming Home Project is one of the very best non-profit organizations that I have ever worked with, and the best organization for Veterans and families to assist with emotional needs that often get overlooked otherwise. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone and look forward to watching them continue to grow and inspire more and more Soldiers and families in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Transportation reimbursement or payment Food and housing expenses paid for Practical coping tools and strategies Supportive environment Flexibility for all walks of life and accepting of all

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The support of the organization for all needs and wants of entertainment, food, transportation, quick reaction to client needs, and inviting, cohesive environment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Awesome, very supportive, encouraging, proactive, and willing to do anything.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to influence lives positively and reach out to so many more veterans that could really use the support.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, resources, and personnel to make a bigger impact in more people's lives. They are doing an outstanding job, it will just be amazing to see what they will be able to do with more volunteers and resources to touch more lives.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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12 people found this review helpful

Unique, and valuable organization full of amazing volunteers, staff and participants! I am so glad that The Coming Home Project is working to make the coming home experience more positive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

retreat settings

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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7 people found this review helpful

excellent retreat. I met new friends and learned to to deal with my issues and be able to discuss them with my wife.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

yes I have

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the atmosphere

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I attended one of the CHP retreats for service providers of OEF/OIF Veterans and found the experience wonderfully rejuvenating. I still have many of the materials that I received at the retreat and practice some of the exercises that were taught there as ways to stay grounded, directed, and continually rejuvenated in the work we do with combat Veterans.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

taking better care of myself in order that I may be better able to serve the Veterans I work with in my job.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passionate drive to do this work to take care of those who are caring for the returning OEF/OIF Servicemembers and Veterans, as well as the Servicemembers and Veterans themselves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly invested in seeing improvement in people's lives and change work happen.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really work to create a force of well cared-for families, service providers, and other support persons that would greatly improve the lives of our returning OEF/OIF Servicemembers & Veterans and avoid so many of the mistakes with past wars.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Working with the professionals at the Coming Home Project was a thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial process. The folks involved were not only competent, but also empathetic. They understood my difficult schedule and did everything they could to accomodate me. Further, I found it very therapeutic to dicuss the issues affecting our family through their interview process.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reflecting on and discussing the affect of the frequent deployments and seperations we're experiencing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money so their efforts could be even more broad reaching.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to share our story.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally accomodating and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have an incredible impact on the military and civilian community. They're so many people who think we're "used to" the seperations and the dangers our spouses face; education and information are invaluable.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend with them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of funds to take their vision to the next level.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I had never heard of this project before I was contacted. I was thoroughly impressed with their ability to accomplish so much in such an effective way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

As a professional facilitator and event organizer, I remain very impressed with the Coming Home Project's capacity to (1) create community quickly, (2) build a safe and healing atmosphere for veterans, their counselors, and their families to begin dialogue about their challenges both in the theater and during the coming home phase, and (3) offer a variety of inner and outer explorations (walking meditation, yoga, meditation) and settings (small group, large group, one-on-one, and solo) within a 48 hour period. Some stories that I heard continue to guide my personal work and relationships that I established during my experience continue to add to the riches of my life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quick way healthy rapport and community were established in such a large group.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated (most are volunteers,) sensitive, kind, courteous, supportive, and yet appropriately in the background.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a national network of training and support for returning vets and their families; add more specialized training, e.g. women's retreats, spouses' retreats; more specific resiliency training; and hire more paid staff to help perform these

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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5 people found this review helpful

It was awesome for me and the family the groups meditation the atmosphere they go above and beyond to take care ofus vets and families the staff awesome and surroundings were wonderful

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

santa rosa california

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how the people respected and treated us

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

phenominal

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have more retreats

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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