Project Sanctuary to Highlight Expertise at Warrior Community Integration Symposium
Atlanta event attracts 500 veteran-centered professionals from across the country
GRANBY, CO (August 30, 2017) – Project Sanctuary’s Chief Operating Officer, Geneva Templeton Moore, will speak at the 4th annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium in Atlanta September 6-8, 2017. More than 500 veteran-centered professionals representing businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and healthcare organizations are expected to gather for the three-day conference, which features the theme of One Team. One Mission.
Moore will participate with other veterans’ organizations and educators in a panel discussion on September 7 titled Impact of Military Service on the Family: Building a Safety Net in Your Community.
“We are excited about this opportunity to share best practices and address common challenges with so many caring professionals who are all dedicated to one goal: helping our veterans and their families,” said Moore.
Project Sanctuary focuses on strengthening military families during the stressful times of deployment, transition and reintegration, offering retreats nationwide. This year the organization served its 1,000th family. In 2017, it will offer 27 retreats to serve military families and will continue outreach to the 2,000 families on its wait list to provide pre-retreat assessment and crisis intervention.
Project Sanctuary uses the A.R.T. model – Assess (pre-retreat support services), Reconnect (six-day therapeutic retreat for the whole family), and Thrive (two years of follow-up services). The program is unique in its treatment of the family as a unit while also working with each family member individually to assess their needs. The overall goal is easing the reconnection of families previously distanced as a result of deployment and military service, including resultant injuries.