Fort Belvoir Collaborative – Spiritual Wellness Discussion – Dec 14
Fort Belvoir Collaborative
The Fort Belvoir Collaborative will meet on Thursday, December 14
from 12 – 2 pm at the USO on Fort Belvoir (5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060)
We will be having 3 presenters available to discuss spiritual wellness programs available for military and veterans and are wanting to ask for your input on the military/veterans you are working with.
Warrior Hearts USA and REBOOT Combat Recovery
Sgt. Robert “Bob” Bauer (Ret), CEO/Founder, Warriors Heart USA works to be a spiritual compass in the region, especially with our military and veterans who have experienced emotional trauma. His organization works to help bridge connections between spiritual organizations in the community to rally behind our servicemen and women and veterans.
Bob is also an instructor at a local chapter of REBOOT Combat Recovery in Alexandria, VA. The course is a 12 week workshop that helps to build peer-to-peer networks in communities and build trust, especially those with soul/moral/spiritual wounds. This free program meets weekly and provides a free meal, and free child care! Bob will share more about his work in the region with REBOOT and give some additional insight into this program available for military and veteran families.
Michelle Dibblee, Director of Programs, Washington National Cathedral, will be in attendance to speak about how the Washington National Cathedral continues to strengthen their efforts to support veterans and military families. In November they launched a Veterans Advisory Council during the Veterans Day Weekend events. On February 2nd and 3rd 2018, The Rev. Dr. David Peters, Founder of the Episcopal Veterans Project, will present at several events focused on the spiritual well-being of veterans and the military community, including two pilgrimages at the Cathedral. At the Fort Belvoir Collaborative meeting the staff from the Cathedral would like to hear from you about how the people you serve seek spiritual healing and well-being so they can shape their efforts to best serve our community.
Fort Belvoir Chaplain’s Office
Chaplain Heather Borshof will be coming to the meeting following her Bible Study group at the USO. She will talk a little about the work she is doing with the Unit Ministry Team at the Warrior Transition Battalion at the Fort Belvoir, as well as some of the general Chaplaincy roles provided on the post through the Religious Support Office including Worship Services, Counseling, etc.
The Fort Belvoir Collaborative meets monthly at the USO on Fort Belvoir from 12 – 2 pm. The meetings are free and open* to nonprofits, veteran service organizations, installation leadership, DoD employees, military families and other community organizations that support military, veterans and their families. Military families are welcome to attend.
*Dependent upon installation access.
For more information, on these meetings and to be added to the distribution list, please contact Christy Kenady at 703-288-5355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.