VOA|ReST 4 Veterans

Hosted By
Mary L.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024 | 07:00pm - 08:00pm EDT
11 seats remaining
About this meeting
Use Code FREE4VETS to join sessions for free. VOA|ReST 4 Veterans is a confidential peer facilitated small group opportunity to share moral distress and moral injury as well as an opportunity to connect with and support other veterans. Every veteran deserves dignity and respect. Volunteers of America is committed to promoting the well-being of all veterans and their families, whether they are newly transitioning from military to civilian life or have long been returned. Engaging peer supporters and facilitators who are veterans themselves, offer critical skills to strengthen veterans against the challenges they face. Join this peer support session exclusive to veterans to receive support from others with similar lived experience. Try it out once, pop in once in a while, or keep coming back each week. Whatever style works best for you, we welcome you to participate in these sessions as often as you like.
  • Host

    Mary L.

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  • Co-host

    Madonna A.

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About the host
I am currently employed as a Case Manager working with veterans. As a US Navy veteran myself, as well as a Paramedic for many years, I have dealt with many mental health and addiction issues as a result of the traumas experienced during those years. Being on the other side of that, my passion is to listen to others who are experiencing those same issues and offer my support. Stop on by for some mindfulness and open sharing! It's amazing how much it helps!
Recent reviews
The group leader was good and inspiring.
Oct 05, 2023
I was grateful to share my story with everyone and listen to the stories of others within the group. I plan to attend as much as possible and hope I am able to gain insight from this as well as give others my support as well. Thank you for being there in my time of need.
Jun 29, 2023
It was only 3 of us, but it was very helpful, It was cathartic, I did not realize how much a moral injury could affect my life.
Mar 13, 2023
Nothing at this time
Mar 09, 2023
Fantastic facilitator/cofacilitators as always!
Mar 03, 2023
Being able to just talk helped. And the honesty of everyone about themselves was very profound.
Feb 03, 2023
It was terrific to co-facilitate with Mary tonight.
Dec 09, 2022
Really enjoyed the meeting. It is hard to find a first responder support group (live) online, so this was very good to find. I hope it will continue and grow! I will attend if it is available. Thank you all.
Jul 26, 2022
The facilitators were great!
Nov 18, 2021
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Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America and its Shay Moral Injury Center is dedicated to education, research and recovery strategies for moral distress and moral injury. Developed using best practices of its evidence-based Resilience Strength Training program for veterans, VOA|ReST meetings are ideal for care workers, first responders, veterans, and anyone in high stakes professions looking for some relief. Through its hundreds of housing, health and human service programs, Volunteers of America touches the lives of 1.5 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.