Healing Warriors

Healing Warriors logoThe Women’s Center for Advancement, through funding from At Ease USA, is proud to announce growing services for local women who are connected to the military.  With the growth of services, the WCA has named the program Healing Warriors.
Since 2013 the WCA has provided specialized service to veterans and their families. Healing Warriors will continue to assist with safety planning, individualized case management, pro bono legal services, therapy, peer support groups and self-sufficiency to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are active military, veterans or connected to the military. Military clients may work with a therapist to help with anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Healing Warriors will also specialize in assisting military clients in navigating VA services and veteran-specific community resources. Active duty and retired service members, as well as their family members, are eligible for these services, all of which are free of charge.
The expanded services now available through the Healing Warriors programs will strive to provide behavioral health treatment and services within the program. This project will implement innovative therapies, expand peer support groups and provide staff training on principle treatment models.
The new services begin being rolled out in January 2016.

Military Women and Veterans in Crisis

Caring for women utilizing the same domestic violence and sexual assault support services that are part of the WCA foundational work. A military veteran and certified Sexual Assault Prevention Responder assists in meeting the needs of this population.  Crisis counseling is available and provided by a woman veteran who is on staff.  Services include a community education piece and a Wellness Recovery Action Plan.

 

Women and Veterans Dealing with Military Sexual Trauma

Focusing on connecting clients to community support services specific to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) such as the VA Healthcare system, community area SARCs and SAPRs and other community services as appropriate. Assistance is directed by a Peer Support Specialist. Again, services are facilitated through the utilization of our core domestic violence and sexual assault programming combined with peer support groups and advocacy. This assistance also includes community education, training and outreach information.

 

Women Veterans Transitioning

Connecting women and families who are not necessarily in crisis due to domestic violence and sexual assault situations, but may still be struggling with the transition from military to civilian life. Assistance is directed by a veteran case manager. Veterans are connected to community support services (VA and State, Local and Federal), support groups, career and housing support, self-sufficiency services and advocacy.  Again, community education, training and outreach services are provided.

 

Military Women and Veterans Support Group

This group is available to all women who have served, are serving or their spouses are serving in the military, regardless of age or status.

 

 

For more information about these programs, contact:

 

Military Program Supervisor

Porscha Howard

(402) 345-6555 ext.277

 

Resources:

Watch a story on the services the WCA provides women who are victims of Military Rape: http://bit.ly/QWvqa2

Download Healing Warriors flier

At Ease USA

Healing Warriors Press Release

 

The WCA is appreciative of the funding from At Ease USA that makes Healing Warriors possible.

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