The Coming Home Project
May 29, 2012
I first became aware of the Coming Home Project when I came across some of their excellent resources on the website. I was fortunate to attend a training conference in California--it was a life-changing experience--camaraderie, trust, learning new skills, sharing pain and joy and SO MUCH MORE. It was surpassed the following year when I was honored to be a facilitator at a family retreat. "Being with" returning OEF and OIF servicemen and women and their families is an privilege I shall never forget. It was a emotionally hard and rewarding work as I was able to see positive growth and change in each individual who participated. The overwhelming sense of coherence and community contributes to the healing and adds to the practical activities and skills. The flow of the weekends are well designed and planned to offer opportunities to allow folks to process painful experiences, learn new coping skills, and, enjoy and participate in joyful activities.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing first hand the process of healing begin in individuals and families.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
find a foundation or organization that would provide substantial ongoing financial support. This would increase the number of retreats that could be held and provide support to so many more deserving servicemen, service women and family members.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & First time I was a client served as a health professional; second time a volunteer faciliator.