Free Veteran Health & Information Fair. June 13, 2018 from 9am-2pm at the Marvin Center, 801 21st ST NW, Washington, DC. Three workshops available. Pre-registration is requested. Presented by the DC VA Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council in partnership with AMVETS Post #12 & The George Washington University.
The Steven A. Cohen Military and Family Clinic at Easterseals in Silver Spring launches their new Telehealth program for veterans and their families. Telehealth provides mental health care to clients through the use of technology such as computer, tablet and/or phone. Any services that are available in person at a Cohen Clinic are also available via telehealth as deemed appropriate. Appointments available.
Easterseals will be holding their May Military Respite Day on Saturday, May 19 for children with disabilities or special needs and their siblings. Open to veterans and military families. No cost. Child care provided. Free parking onsite and metro accessible. Registration required.
Project Horse Empowerment Center's Warrior Herd program will be holding a Gold Star Kids Summer Camp July 30-August 3. This camp is where kids develop coping skills through play with horses, expressive arts, games, crafts & team building! Thanks to a grant from VetsAid and a donation from Lockheed Martin – participation is 100% free! At Project Horse, kids connect in a very real way with others, with endless opportunities to build confidence, de-stress, and have a unique and memorable summer experience. Participants become centered in the natural world, they forge friendships with both horses and peers, learn horse handling and training skills, create and play games, practice teamwork and leadership, improve communication skills, and much more! No horse experience is required! Registration open now.
ServingTogether Blog. April 19, 2018 by Curt Wooford, MA. It’s Raining, it’s Pouring, Mindfully Exploring. Using the RAIN technique to cut through confusion and stress. Twice a month ServingTogether will feature a blog entry from one of our community partners working to improve the lives of military, veterans and their families in the National Capital Region through innovate programs, initiatives, research, cutting edge technology, etc. Check back every two weeks for the new featured blog. If you are interested in submitting for the Serving Together Blog section please contact Julie Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free 6-week pottery class for veterans. April 26th through June 7th. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Baltimore. Registration required.
Join The Travis Manion Foundation and The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for an interactive discussion about character. Character Does Matter Mentors develop character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, they use a strengths-based approach to develop character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. Open to Kids ages 11-20. Saturday, April 28th from 10:00-11:00am. Registration is required.
A therapeutic couples retreat free to ALL current and former service members Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, and Retired. Open to any committed couple, regardless of marital status.
Operation Tohidu has several opening in the men’s retreat that runs from May 7th to May 11th. Operation Tohidu is a free 5-day program for veterans or service members that have been diagnosed with or are self-identifying PTS(d), mild TBI, anxiety or depression. Applications are due by April 22, 2018.
VETOGA will be hosting two 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs that are specifically for military, veterans, family members and caregivers to become yoga instructors. This teacher training will equip the trainees with the holistic tools and teachings to continue to pass on the healing benefits of yoga back to their veteran communities.