Veterans struggle with alcohol and drug use problems at higher rates than non-veterans. Some of these struggles are linked with higher rates of PTSD and other disorders. In this installment of the “Veterans’ Lived Experience” webinar series, George Mason’s Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative is partnering with the Veterans Health and Wellness Foundation are partnering to bring you personal stories of struggle with substance misuse, as well as resources and help from Dr. Patti Ferssizidis, a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance use disorders prevention and treatment.
We want to let everyone know about the US Pain Foundation’s new group for military and veterans. This group meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and will be facilitated by Katie Benson, Coast Guard veteran and trained U.S. Pain Foundation leader.
Get help from the USO on Virtual Tips & Techniques for job application processes! It is facilitated by the Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network.
Join Coldwell Banker Realtors and learn the ins and outs of buying your first home or your second home!
VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, first responders, their families, and communities. Come and bring a friend to this monthly no cost yoga class! After class, members of VETOGA go to Starbucks Van Dorn for coffee, tea, and community. Please join them to meet fellow veterans, military, military spouses, first responders, and those who support the military community.
Happy New Year from the team at ServingTogether. The past year has been a challenging one for us all. We have seen the demand for services and support increase twofold since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to share with you, our partners and clients, a look back on the accomplishments that ServingTogether provided in 2020 to help our community of military, veterans, and their families.
Join the DC Military-Veteran Advisory Council (DC-MVAC) for a virtual workshop focused on housing insecurities in the DMV. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about services from Friendship Place and The DC-VA Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC). This free event is open to local government, non-profit groups and other veteran service organizations aimed at improving the lives of veterans and military families. Prepare to bring your concerns, comments, questions, and ideas to strengthen the military/Veteran community in our capital region.
During the extraordinary challenges our community faces in the fight against COVID-19, we know that resources can be hard to find. ServingTogether is committed to serving you, building resiliency, and increasing capacity for our Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Spouses, Caregivers, Survivors, MilKids, and MilFamilies. We are especially passionate about connecting you to resources that promote mental health and well-being. Our parent organization, EveryMind, has been a mental health provider for youth, families, adults, and the homeless population in the region for over 60 years. As one of 17 AmericaServes Coordination Centers for IVMF, we can help you get connected to resources across the nation.
The Healing Farm a proud PATH Member Center serving the Central and Southern Maryland for over 14 years is excited to offer a Equines for the Military programming, free of charge!
New Year, New You! Join Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network for a Tuesday Talks Virtual Employment Workshop on How to Stay Motivated as You Look for a Job! This free event is open to transitioning military service members, veterans and spouses.