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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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.

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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

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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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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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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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8 people found this review helpful

I attended a 4 day retreat in October 09 with this org. Thr staff, volunteers were amazing. Attentive, responsive, nurturing and knowledgable. Lots of substance , no fluff. Very beneficial and rewarding. I learned a lot an gainied a new perspective on handling situations in my daily life.

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

a 4 day treat

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

include more veteranss in the vounteer efforts

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

the conscientious satff, surroundings

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

amazing, calming, non confrontational and knoweledgeable

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

raise awarenes, served the needs of many more

Ways to make it better...

we did not shar e bedrooms with strangers

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

the number of clients needing services

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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10 people found this review helpful

The Coming Home Project provided an opportunity to genuinely connect with other female veterans in a way that was deeper than any connection I made since returning from the war. For four days we were provided free accomodations, travel, and expert counselors,and the like. In fact, it was due to this experience that I felt a call to go back into the military to serve as a Chaplain!

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

My professional/spiritual decision to join the Air Force as a Chaplain

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...

Connecting with other female vets

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

Were exceptional, professional, of the highest quality

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

Radically help how veterans connect with each other and their families

Ways to make it better...

none

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

none

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

Over time, ensuring veterans chosen get appropriate referrals in their communities would be helpful. They may already do this

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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1 person found this review helpful

Attended 2 of their retreats. Great ability to facilitate trust and healing among combat Vets and their families. They are continuing to build on that by offering retreats throughout the nation.

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

Coming Home Project is thinking outside the box when it comes to serving Combat Vets and their families. They are not afraid to use methods (i.e. meditation, mindfulness, etc.) that are not widely accepted in the clinical community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

This was a very well run, very well intended and very well received retreat. I'm confident that the retreats for veterans and their families will be just as wonderful.

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

Thoughtful, considerate and compassionate.

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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4 people found this review helpful

My experience with the Coming Home Project definitively exceeded my expectations. I attended the February Provider's Retreat in California with some level of apprehension. I initially applied to attend as a means to "get away" from the daily stressors associated with work (a Clinical Social Worker providing services to OEF and OIF Soldiers and Veterans)and family. However, what I got was a truly transformative experience. Not only was I reminded of the need for self-care as a someone who cares for others, I was offered practical tools and, more importantly, the inspiration and motivation to use them in my daily life when I returned to "real life". The retreat was one of the most positive experiences I have had in many ways. The communion with other attendees, the peace and serenity of the retreat environment, the acceptance and non-judgement from participants and facilitators, and the opportunity to focus on caring for ourselves on a physical, emotional and spiritual level were all factors that led to a genuine transformation in my thinking about my work, my family and myself. It has changed the way I respond to stress, allowed me to give myself permission to take a moment to center myself each day and shifted my general outlook to focus on the joys of daily living rather than the stressors of daily living. The staff was wonderful and the retreat was well-organized. I would highly recommend this organization to others, whether it be as an attendee, a financial contributor or a volunteer who would like to participate in the act of helping others. As a matter of fact, I have posted a link to the organization to my social networking page encouring others to utilize and support The Coming Home Project.

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

Provide life-changing care, support and education to more Soldiers, Veteran's, their family members and their care-takers.

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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