The Coming Home Project

Rating: 4.89 stars   63 reviews

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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
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415-353-5363
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This is an extremely thoughtful, well-run organization that greatly benefits the people it serves. The leaders and volunteers are concerned, intelligent people who know how to, and have the desire to, share their gifts.

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

intelligent, thoughtful people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I attended an excellent public presentation about healing from trauma, and came away with deep appreciation for these very dedicated professionals' skills and abilities providing aid and assistance to our veterans and their families who truly deserve the best!!

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

psychotherapists and counselors

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

-Great Counseling -Was able to share stuff that was hidden for years -We went kayaking -I felt free and safe -The group therapies was great and helpful to me -I finally sought help after talking to one of the women there... it was something that I never wanted to do but I did it and it helped -I experienced Chi Gong and it helped me to relax and I was able walk(I've been in a wheel chair for over six months) -The place was great, peaceful and beautiful -I was stress free -Hearing all of the other womens' stories helped me...to be strong, to share my stories, to comfort others as others comforted me -I keep in touch with most of the women that attended the Oct. 2009 Womens' Retreat -This is the best thing that ever happened to me and will be for anyone else that attends -There were no thoughts of war anymore...just peace and freedom from war and death -This is the best experience I've ever had -This organization was very well organized

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

-Oct. 2009 @ the Womens' Retreat -I've grown in my spiritual manner -It helped me mentally and emotionally -It helped me to be stress free -It gave me the courage to seek the help that I needed... for my sake and the sake of my 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...

-Everything, I wouldn't change a thing -It was the best

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

-Helpful, kind, generous, met over my expectations

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

-Help other soldiers like the women at the retreat in Oct. 2009 -All soldiers would be able to benefit from this experience

Ways to make it better...

N/A

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

NONE

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

-Having the family retreats are just as important and as great as the Women's Retreat -We need more generous people or organizations that would help donate money so that this organization could help more soldiers

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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Coming Home Project is one of the few veterans organizations, that I have found, that offer a family retreat for the veteran to bring his/her family. This is a huge help in reconnecting with each other in a beautiful peaceful place at no cost to the family. The friends we have made at the conference have been valuable and beneficial to our overall well being. We can't thank Joe and his staff enough for the love and kindness they provide to us at the retreats. They definitely have our best interest in mind.

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

provide us with a way to submit feedback and suggestions at the end of the retreat

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

meeting new friends and reconnecting with my veteran/spouse.

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

Have retreats more frequently and in more geographic locations around the country to serve more familys and veterans

Ways to make it better...

The retreat would have been just for veterans and their family who are finished with the military.

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

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

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  

7 people found this review helpful

My Experience has been excellent. I am a professional coming in to teach classes, and the staff is A one. The Coming Home Project is highly professional, helpful, friendly and well orchestrated. I have consistently heard positive feedback from participants at every function. Clearly the entire system is a reflection of the excellence of those that are running the program from the top.

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

a professional and personal level.

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

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

the trust and integrity from the staff.

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

Extremely helpful and friendly

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

Influence many people.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

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

the program will become so popular they will have to maintain the high standards to larger groups.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

it was wonderful and inspiring. Really empress with the locations, food, kayaking experiences. this retreat has given me the strength s that I have needed for same time now.I kayaked for the first time and I was not afraid. It was so fun and exciting. I never thought that this could ever happen to me. Everyone else has these kinds of opportunities, but not me. My muscles are sore from the hills and fun but, I don’t care. I feel so good and I wish it could last forever. I wish my family were here.

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

We could have the oppurtunity to go again with just female veterans and maybe stay longer time in the same retreat location in California. I would have enjoyed more free time . I did wish we all could have arrived on time . I wish we didnt get up so early

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

Ways to make it better...

We could have the oppurtunity to go again with just female veterans and maybe stay longer time in the same retreat location in California. I would have enjoyed more free time . I did wish we all could have arrived on time . I wish we didnt get up so early

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

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

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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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Thoughtful collection of caregivers -- I've seen many hugely touched at the two retreats I've attended. DoD caregivers are often overworked with little relief. The Coming Home Project gives a weekend of rest and a lifetime of skills. I highly recommend their retreats for those needing rest.

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

my ability to take a break during trying days.

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

the way that I feel a part of their family and the family atmosphere they create in their groups.

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

excellent professionals with good humor.

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

offer more relief to challenge military members and their caregivers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

The Coming Home Project has been an incredible experience as a volunteer Therapist. The training and discussions regarding veterans issues has helped my understanding of the unique elements of the military culture. The leadership are compassionate and insightful into the complexities of this work.

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

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

meeting incredible people and learning about the military culture.

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

very supportive and helpful. I have enjoyed talking with them and participating in the peer groups.

Ways to make it better...

I could have worked with more individual clients.

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I attended the 'Service Provider' retreat and wow, what a wonderful experience! The Coming Home Project staff takes excellent care of you and ensures all your need are met. I truly enjoyed the decussions,listening and sharing with others who assist veterans and family members. There is no pressure and it's a 'judgement free' zone. It was great to meet and connect with others and having time to be with myself when needed. I highy recommend this program and encourage the service members and families to attend. The food is great too!

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

the relaxing and calming affect it had on me. I didn't want to leave.

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

kind and very caring and were always there to assist. Loved them all!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My family as a whole benifitted from our CHP retreat. It has opened my spouses eyes to the fact that we are not the only family going though this. It helped my son discover that there are other military families out there. And it showed me that there is a force to help during the tough times. Keeping a positive community around us, to include the CHP is now estential. The All Women Vet conference has to be a one of a kind experience. I've never heard of such a thing until the CHP did it in Oct 2009. The CHP is on the cutting edge of how to help us Vets.

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

do more great work!! They are on the

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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