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Voices of Experience: Living Well with Mental Illness

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Maryland and its local affiliate, NAMI Southern Maryland, are hosting Voices of Experience: Living Well with Mental Illness © for the first time ever in Southern Maryland on January 14, 2020.  This free program features trained speakers who share their personal journeys with mental illness and recovery.  There will also be a paid, pre-event reception for sponsors, decision makers, influencers, speakers, and other VIPs. 

Veterans and the Arts Initiative Spring 2020 Programs

Spring 2020 Programs are now open for registration for Hylton Performing Arts Veterans and the Arts Initiative. Programs including Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshops, Exploring Self & Social Identity with Women Veterans, Drawing from Photographs, and Ukulele Workshop Series.

Blue Star Families Adult START Book Program

Are you the kind of person who can't stop talking about the last thing you read? Or, are you the kind of person who can never find time to pick up a book? Whichever type of reader you are, Blue Star Families has a program designed with you in mind. We will be enrolling 15-20 adults in our Neighbor START (Serving, Thriving, And Reading Together) Program launching in many spots across the country. Register now for START beginning in February in Alexandria, VA!

Defense Health Agency – Clinical Communities Speaker Series

Save the date for the 2020 DHA J-7 Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS), featuring a variety of emerging topics in the Military Health System that showcase best practices and increase medical readiness. The series is virtual so you can earn continuing education (CE) credit from anywhere! Next Topic: Advances in Women's Health on January 23!

Blood Drive at Loudoun’s River Creek Club

Loudoun’s River Creek Veterans Organization (RCVO) is sponsoring its inaugural blood drive with the American Red Cross at the River Creek Clubhouse in Leesburg on 23 January 2020 from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm.  Sign up now to donate!

The Healing Farm: Open House

The Healing Farm, a proud PATH Member Center serving the Central and Southern Maryland for over 13 years, is excited to kick-off our brand-new Equines for the Military programming, offered free of charge through Spring 2020! Open House being held on January 25 from 3-5 pm in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand-Down

The Washington DC VAMC Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand-Down will be Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 8 am to 1 pm.  It will be held at the Washington DC VAMC located at 50 Irving St., Washington DC, 20422.

Project Opportunity Information Session Jan 22

Join Project Opportunity for an Information and Orientation Sessions on January 22nd at 10:00 AM or 5:30 PM at the Fleet and Family Support Center, 168 Bennion Road, Annapolis, MD. Learn more about this free 8-week cohort entrepreneur program for spouses of veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel. Registration for information session requested.

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act Information

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-23) took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Find out more about changes and updates from The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) including helpful websites to communicate the latest updates and pertinent information regrading benefit eligibility, application process as well as changes to the Loan Guaranty program.

University of Maryland Study Seeks Veterans

Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life? Do thoughts about this experience affect you now? Do you use alcohol to get relief?  The University of Maryland is conducting a research study of a medication that may help people who have experienced a traumatic event feel better and drink less. Veterans are encouraged to participate in this study.

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