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Vets Journey Home USA, Inc.
November 1, 2011

This program is an exceptional honoring of veterans from all wars. The work done at VJH lifts and celebrates veterans in such a way that they often feel it's their first true welcome home. I was so inspired by the program that I felt compelled to write about it along with oral histories from Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers returning from war. I included their program in the book because it reveals the hope that comes from healing wounded hearts. Anyone who has served deserves this program! Readers can learn more about it by purchasing my book, Veterans' Journeys Home: Life after Afghanistan and Iraq. Half of the royalties from this book are donated to VJH!! That's how important the program is. Lori Holyfield

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

meaningful ways.

Ways to make it better...

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

create more VJH sites throughout the United States

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteered and researched the program.

Starfish Foundation Inc
March 11, 2010

I was impressed beyond words by the professionalism and obviously well trained facilitators at the Vets Journey Home Project. The facilitators and the volunteer staff demonstrate a deep appreciation for our veterans and compassionate understanding for the challenges that come with reintegration. I think having veterans give back to the program through volunteering is the greatest evidence of the powerful work that gets done with VJH. I remain in awe of the excellence and loving atmosphere that is veteran centered.

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

the areas of healing hearts and minds.

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

the clear ability of staff to work with both their head and heart and the focus at all times on the veteran and what he/she needs from the experience.

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

former veterans, spouses of veterans, compassionate, intelligent and empathic people.

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

provide reintegration rituals that really work and heal our nation as more and more vets come home with the "signature injuries of war".

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I was a facilities assistant, helping to keep the area clean and being available for role playing when asked.