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'Almost Home' workshop

  • Open Spirit 39 Edwards St. Framingham MA 01710 USA (map)
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Returning war veterans and vet\responders in our era have dedicated years of patriotic service to the nation and community — having gone repeatedly in harm's way with only modest compensation.  Too many do not return or return changed in ways that they hadn't planned for. 

'Almost Home' is an effort to celebrate, to honor and to act for America's many veterans who have served in direct combat and in war zones — and to bolster community awareness and gratitude to the many veterans who have returned from military duty and continued serving their towns, cities, and states as first responders in law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical  response and other forms of service.

Read some of the compelling stories from participating veterans here.

If you are a war veteran, a vet\responder, an advocate for America's veterans or a community member who wishes to serve, please consider registering now to reserve a seat at the table this fall for this annual conversational workshop.  

  • Pastors
  • Chaplains
  • Counselors
  • Employers
  • Medical service personnel
  • Veterans' agents
  • Mayors
  • Legislators

are particularly encouraged to join us and build bridges where protective walls too often remain.

War veterans will share from their thoughts and experiences, and representatives of veteran focused groups and organizations will outline work in progress, current research, and hope for future development. We will make every effort to provide time for questions and personal conversation. 

The workshop is cosponsored by:
Care for the Troops, MA
Home Base
Open Spirit Center
Vet Center, Worcester
Yoga Warriors

Registration is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and includes lunch. Register here.

Later Event: November 7
Free VA training for clergy