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Vets Journey Home USA, Inc.
October 31, 2011

Once I registered, "Larry the Vet" called to keep me updated. It was an intense weekend in Wisconsin's Northwoods. The campsite was awesome and the food terrific. The staff/volunteers were so KIND it was almost uncomfortable. (I got used to it). The eye to eye contact was also a bit overwhelming to me. I think the biggest thing I had to work through was staying on task and not switching subjects to avoid my PTSD issues. And breathing. The weekend was exactly as the name of the of the non profit suggests-vets returning home-to their hearts. I am grateful to have attended and I know I have some more healing to do. It was amazing to watch many hardened vets let go and take off their masks. I was very appreciative of the free weekend.

The Great!

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

Comraderie-meeting veterans/family members who have the courage to face themselves and take off their masks.

Ways to make it better...

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

include more rest time for the vets.

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How did you find this group?

I went to a Women Veterans Health Event at Zablocki VA Center. I met Rick Benoit at his table and he encouraged me to sign up-so I did.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

That people do believe my story.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Went through the group healing and I also went to a sweat lodge.