What to do in a government shutdown

Government shutdowns have the potential to negatively impact service members and their families thanks to restricting funds and reducing services for our troops and veterans. Service members and veterans can be impacted differently, so stay informed with official sources...

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The Home Buying Process: How It All Works Together

Compiled by guest "vloggers" Allison Parks and military veteran Kimberly McAleenan of Conscious Real Estate, this is the eleventh installment of a monthly blog series for 2018, providing tips to the military/veteran home buyer. Contact Allison and Kimberly via the Conscious Real Estate...

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The Healing Power of Burden Bags

This week's blog comes from Sharon Harris. Sharon is Project Sanctuary’s Program Coordinator and has been with the team since 2015. Sharon's work at Project Sanctuary focuses on the programming involved with Colorado retreats, helping the families who attend...

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How To Support Military Families This Holiday Season

This week’s blog comes from Thomas Costello. Thomas is Project Sanctuary’s Chief of Family Support and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He provides case management support and therapeutic follow-up services to families on our waiting list, who have...

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November is Military Family Appreciation Month

The Armed Services YMCA established November as Military Family Appreciation Month in 1996. With Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving also taking place this month, there’s no better time to honor the sacrifices and commitment of military families. When one person serves, the...

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How to Select a Realtor and Lender

Compiled by guest "vloggers" Allison Parks and military veteran Kimberly McAleenan of Conscious Real Estate, this is the tenth installment of a monthly blog series for 2018, providing tips to the military/veteran home buyer. Contact Allison and Kimberly via the Conscious Real Estate...

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Lessons from One of Project Sanctuary’s Working Moms

By Guest Blogger Crystal Wilson, Project Sanctuary Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a work from home mom, or even a bring-your-kid-to-work-with-you mom (like me), there is always someone criticizing your choices, judging...

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Helping Children Understand the Significance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is just around the corner. The holiday is Sunday, November 11, and is being observed Monday, November 12. Educating the youngest members of your family about the history of Veterans Day and finding ways for them to...

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Recreation Therapy is…

By Missy Hyatt, CTRS, Project Sanctuary Chief Program Officer There are lots of ways to explain Recreation Therapy.  The basic concept is that recreation or leisure activities can improve someone’s quality of life. This could be by using physical activity...

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Fall Activities Can Strengthen Your Family Bond

By Holly Potoeski-Daddario, Project Sanctuary CTRS Have you heard the saying “Families that play together, stay together?” Most families have hectic schedules. Between work stress, school, and extracurricular activities, many families feel like there is no time to play together....

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