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Applications Being Accepted for The Platoon 22 Horse Experience

Applications are now being accepted for the November 2- November 4th Platoon 22 Horse Experience Program. The Platoon 22 Horse Experience is designed to provide Warriors the opportunity to become one with nature, network with other Warriors experiencing similar issues, PTS/TBI and most importantly, to connect with their own thoughts and emotions. No prior horse experience is necessary, just a willingness to feel better!

Behavioral Health and Suicidality in the Veteran Population

In honor of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the September 26th meeting of the Montgomery County Veterans Collaborative will feature a special presentation: Behavioral Health and Suicidality in the Veteran Population, presented by David Galloway, Western MD Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland's Commitment to Veterans. Wednesday, September 26th from 2:00-4:00pm in Rockville, MD.

Warriors To Workforce – Oct 8 & 9

The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Washington (WTTW) presented by GES (Global Experience Specialist) in association with Easter Seals' Veteran Staffing Network and in conjunction with the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition 2018 on October 8 - 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Booth #261. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help our Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. 

One Day Free Veterans Legal Clinic

The Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic and the Veterans Consortium ProBono Program are offering a free one day veterans legal clinic on Friday, October 26th from 10AM to 3PM. Talk to an attorney for free on a variety of issues to include Veteran Benefits, Disability/Benefits Claims and Landlord/Tenant Law. Appointments are required.

Thank You for Your Service Documentary Screening

Join Hospice of Frederick County on Wednesday, 10/17 from 6 to 8 P.M. for a screening of "Thank You For Your Service", a powerful 2015 documentary by Tom Donahue that takes aim at the flawed mental health policies within the U.S. Military. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of community mental health resources. This is a free event but space is limited and registration is recommended.

Rest and Relaxation Couple’s Retreat – Oct 1-4

Hope For The Warriors is also hosting a Couple’s Retreat focused on Rest and Relaxation October 1st- 4th on Taylor’s Island right on the shore in Maryland. Couples will be treated to a midweek getaway that will include food and lodging, water sports, yoga/relaxation sessions, date nights at local restaurants and much more on the scenic Eastern Shore of Maryland. To register for the Couple’s Rest and Relaxation Retreat, couples should contact Brianne Sampson. Her phone number is: 910-548-3010 and her email address is bsampson@hopeforthewarriors.org.

Did you know? FREE Tickets to Events through Vet Tix!

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national nonprofit that supports the military community of all branches of currently serving military including the Guard and Reserve, veterans of all eras, families of those killed in action and caregivers of VetTixers. Vet Tix provides free event tickets with a nominal delivery fee to attend sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities.

EPIC Concert & Toy Drive for Hospitalized Military Children – Sept 15

America’s Adopt A Soldier ® brings EPIC CONCERT -TOY DRIVE to Springfield, Virginia! For the 1st Annual America’s Adopt A Soldier ® EPIC CONCERT and TOY DRIVE to be held on Saturday, September 15th at Springfield Town Center in Springfield Virginia. Musical Performances by Nashville Singer/Songwriters, Sandra Lee & Rebecca Magnuson, John Luskey, a DC based Country-Rock and Americana favorite, and last season’s THE VOICE finalist, Jack Gregori with his hit band, Human Country Jukebox!

Make Room: Home Health & Finance @ National Building Museum – Sept 16

Join Make Room and National Building Museum for Home Health & Finance. A FREE community day for renters to get ahead. Sunday, September 16 from 11 am - 5 pm. Including: Housing stability loans for security deposits, Emergency rent assistance, Healthy eating demos w/special guest, Health screenings, Credit building and financial health workshops, and on-site childcare! Register to attend today!

Military & Veteran Caregiver Wellness Workshop – Sept 21

On Friday, Sept. 21st, Hope For The Warriors will be holding a Military and Veteran Caregiver’s Wellness Workshop in Lorton, VA from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All caregivers, including family and friends are welcome to attend. Participants can register by calling Brittany Hunter at 910-330-4530 or email her at bhunter@hopeforthewarriors.org  

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