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sharon7

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Review for The Coming Home Project, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional facilitator and event organizer, I remain very impressed with the Coming Home Project's capacity to (1) create community quickly, (2) build a safe and healing atmosphere for veterans, their counselors, and their families to begin dialogue about their challenges both in the theater and during the coming home phase, and (3) offer a variety of inner and outer explorations (walking meditation, yoga, meditation) and settings (small group, large group, one-on-one, and solo) within a 48 hour period. Some stories that I heard continue to guide my personal work and relationships that I established during my experience continue to add to the riches of my life.

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

the quick way healthy rapport and community were established in such a large group.

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

dedicated (most are volunteers,) sensitive, kind, courteous, supportive, and yet appropriately in the background.

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

Build a national network of training and support for returning vets and their families; add more specialized training, e.g. women's retreats, spouses' retreats; more specific resiliency training; and hire more paid staff to help perform these

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I participated in a training program for facilitators which was run as a regular program to acquaint us in depth with the process.