Veteran’s Heart Georgia fosters the healing of veterans of all wars by attending to the spiritual and emotional needs of veterans, their families and our communities.
A veteran—whether Active Duty, Discharged, Retired, National Guard or Reserve—is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to and including my life”.
We honor and support our veterans and their families by addressing the effects of war through a community-based network of services, resources and education.
This network includes:
- consultation with specially trained counselors, clergy and mental health clinicians for veterans and families;
- workshops and programs for veterans, couples and families, community gatherings and training for professionals;
- outreach and mentoring by trained, seasoned veterans;
- community education and involvement.
We believe that:
- There is healing for the invisible wounds of war-related PTS and PTSD*
- The core work is the nurturing of a positive warrior identity
- The suffering of families must be addressed, including the unaddressed wounds of war passed down through generations of families that have experienced war.
- The citizens of our communities, those who are protected and guarded, must share the burden of the wounds of those who have gone to war.
This work is influenced by concepts found in the book, War and the Soul, by Edward Tick.
OUR NEWEST PROGRAMS:
“Veterans are the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the
way for the whole nation. If veterans can achieve awareness,
transformation, understanding, and peace, they can share
with the rest of society the realities of war. And they can teach
us how to make peace with ourselves and each other, so we
never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again”.
-Thich Nhat Hahn
Veteran’s Heart Georgia has no political agenda, no goals beyond fostering healing from the effects of war. Our work is focused right here, where the healing is.
We invite all to begin the journey toward healing and resolution, recovery and reconciliation, moving towards a mature, peaceful and balanced Warrior identity for our veterans.