Melwood Veterans Services’ Operation Tohidu® for Women retreats are held at Melwood’s Retreat & Recreation Center located in Nanjemoy, a peaceful and secluded wooded area in southern Maryland. The retreats are specially designed for women veterans and active duty service members struggling with the effects of service-related trauma. It is a program run by veterans for veterans.
“Tohidu” is a Cherokee word meaning peace of mind, body, and spirit. Operation Tohidu’s® experiential program focuses on confidence-building, outdoor activities, and group discussion in a relaxed, positive environment using proven techniques for the self-management of symptoms, stressors, and responses. Our highly trained staff of veteran facilitators, certified recreational support professionals, and peer mentors facilitate activities that highlight individual abilities and the value of group support to drive post-traumatic growth.
**The 5-day retreat is free of charge to veterans and active duty service members, including accommodations and travel.
All military/veteran families who contact us, or who are referred to us, are first assessed to determine if they need support and services now (i.e., immediate help) or if they may be scheduled for a retreat. Both options are geared toward reconnecting the families to each other and to their communities. All services provided are intended to help the families thrive today and into the future. All of our services are provided free of charge to participating military families.
Project Sanctuary also provides 24/7 Peer Support.
Hidden Heroes seeks to:
1) Raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day.
2) Inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their communities.
3) Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and support.
Hearts of Valor is a network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members, created and maintained by Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront seeks to support these caregivers in their own journey of healing by facilitating an online community that provides social connections to other caregivers in similar situations, fostering support groups by geographic area to encourage resource sharing and friendships, and sponsoring annual retreats to provide education on relevant issues.
They host support groups in several locations around the United States. The support groups are not led by professionals or certified experts. They are led by the members of Hearts of Valor that are willing to serve as facilitators. The goal of every group is to improve the lives of the people who are caring for wounded warriors.
Are you ready to achieve your objectives? Tired of making excuses for continuing the behaviors that simply do not work for you? Burris Functional Emotional Fitness provides you the tools to quit looking backwards and intentionally and successfully seize control of your future.
There is no charge for a veteran to go through this coaching.
In October of 2014, the Camp Patriot Veteran Retreat Ranch was established. Located in Northwest Montana this first-a-kind 90+ acre facility is a “living monument” to wounded and disabled veterans of all generations. The ranch allows us to offer a host of truly unique outdoor recreational therapy programs.