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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

March 8, 2010

Forwarded on behalf of the Coming Home Project; contact information below.
Retreats for Veterans, Service Members and Families

Please join us for the retreat closest to your home:
Washington DC: May 27-May 31
San Diego, CA: June 24-28
Santa Rosa, CA: July 29-August 2
San Antonio, TX: August 26-30


The Coming Home Project invites you to join other veterans and families to support one another in the journey of return and re-entry, share stories and experiences of service, learn to manage stress with self-care and wellness skills and find comfort and strength, safety and trust, in community with fellow veterans and families.

Renew mind, body, spirit, and relationships in a beautiful, tranquil setting.

Learn relaxation, breathing, movement and other techniques for managing strong feelings, reducing stress and enhancing well-being.

Improve your communication and relationships.

Find  comfort, strength, safety and trust in the presence of others who share the experiences and impact of serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Share stories and experiences of service, use writing and drawing to express what is sometimes hard to say, support and learn from one another. Programs are confidential.

Includes: Lodging, meals and travel scholarships.

Eligibility:  All veterans and active duty military personnel who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001 and their families. (Including: children, single veterans, wounded warriors, surviving family members and all family types.)
Everyone is welcome as they are and all are treated with respect.  There is no particular political or religious belief or affiliation that is represented or required. The intention of the Coming Home Project is to serve veterans and families and contribute to their well-being and healing.

A Note for Women Veterans: We encourage female OIF and OEF service members and veterans to apply to our Veterans and Family Retreats. For the first time, we plan to small groups for women veterans only during the family retreats. Check out our featured article in Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine March 2010 issue. Or download the article here.

For more information and to apply:  2010 Retreat Schedule

Applications are now open. Early application is advised as retreats fill quickly.


contact@cominghomeproject.net ~ 415.353.5363

Anne Atkins
Director of Communications
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
804 371-0441


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