WE CAN THROW STONES, COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM, STUMBLE ON THEM, CLIMB OVER THEM, OR BUILD WITH THEM.
WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS
Many of those who serve in combat return to the safety of their homes but still don’t feel as if they have “come home.” Too many experience guilt, anger, difficulties with trust, and feelings of isolation- all normal responses to the abnormal experiences of combat and readjustment upon homecoming. Their families also struggle with many of the same issues as they try to help loved ones make the transition into the home and our community, as well as ones unique to their own situation. Soldiers And Families Embraced is a resource for the community to ease the readjustment and reintegration of military members returning from our current wars and their families, as well as veterans from previous eras. After returning from combat, returning to a “normal” pre-deployment life is impossible—our veterans have seen and done things that have given them a different outlook on life and ways of looking at themselves and others. However, a “new normal” doesn’t need to automatically equate to negative feelings or outcomes. It’s a healthy and productive way to live life, and how people cope and come to grips with the trauma they’ve been through. The counselors and staff of Soldiers And Families Embraced are made up of veterans, family members of veterans or active duty military, or have extensive experience working with them. We “get it”, and in many cases have been through the struggles our clients deal with on a regular basis. Because of this connection and understanding, you can count on us to be there for you and with you. There’s no need for fear of judgement or the need to justify why you have the worries and struggles you do.
Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK and Press “1” for veterans.
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press “1” for veterans. The lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.