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Are You Sleeping?

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By Ana Yelen, Executive Director, Healing Warriors Program

A good night’s sleep is more elusive than we think. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services studies assert that sleep disorders affect between 50 – 70 million Americans, or about 20% of the population. Read more >>

DVNF & Tailored Brands Partner to Give Business Attire to Vets

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On February 25th, DVNF is working to help sponsor the “Suit Up” Hiring Fair and suit/business attire giveaway, hosted by the Detroit VA. Thanks to our partnership with Tailored Brands, a men’s clothing company, eligible veterans will be given free business attire, so they can dress for the job they deserve! Read more >>

Amazon Creating Apprenticeship for Veterans

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18:  Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is interviewed at a Post event in Washington, DC on May 18, 2016.   It was all part of The Washington Post via Getty Images's Transformers day long event featuring technological advances and business moves that are upending industries and changing lives. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 18: Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is interviewed at a Post event in Washington, DC on May 18, 2016. It was all part of The Washington Post via Getty Images’s Transformers day long event featuring technological advances and business moves that are upending industries and changing lives.

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Our Thoughts on the Ft. Lauderdale Tragedy

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I heard the news Friday afternoon – a man opened fire in the Ft. Lauderdale airport, leaving several wounded and several killed.

When situations like this happen the first collective reaction is usually suspected terrorism. But once the media began to report more information about the suspect, my heart began to sink. Read more >>

Health & Comfort – 2nd Quarter Impact

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Sometimes, it can be easy to take for granted how it feels to get something as simple as a new pair of shoes. For thousands of veterans across the US, things like new shoes are luxury that they can’t afford, believe it or not. Read more >>

Ron Self: How to End Veteran Suicide

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One of DVNF’s 2016 grant recipients, Veterans Healing Veterans From the Inside Out, sent us this video. This is their founder, Ron Self, an incarcerated veteran, who is determined to make a difference for veterans in crisis. He gives us this TED Talk from inside San Quentin

His powerful story of his failed suicide attempt, the feelings that veterans have when they return home from combat or upon their exit from the military, and the difficulty they all face, and why some like him end up in prison in the first place, gives you some insight into how hard it is for so many veterans to decompress. Read more >>

Guest Blog: Honoring a Military Family

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After reading They Marched Into Sunlight, a powerful book about two days during the Vietnam War, written by Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist David Maraniss, Robin Becker, Artistic Director of Robin Becker Dance, felt compelled to create an evening-length dance.

Deeply moved by the integrity, honor, and commitment of both those who fought the war, and those who fought against it, Robin Becker embarked upon the creation of this dance hoping that the universal language of the body would reflect and offer the same sense of healing that David’s words evoked in her. Read more >>

Guest Blog: Finding Restoration and Hope

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The Healing Warriors Program team understands that managing pain, and the anxiety of Post Traumatic Stress, is critical for restoration of quality of life. For this reason, we work in partnership with the veteran’s medical team to provide an integrative approach to healing, one that includes restoration, wellness and hope. Read more >>

Guest Blog: 3 Beneficial Activities for PTSD

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Life with PTSD can be tricky. You have to learn to cope with the symptoms and learn new tactics for feeling better. While treatment is a very important part of living with PTSD, there are a few things you can do to improve your quality of life at home such as form a routine. Read more >>



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