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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CEO Heather Ehle Responds to New VA Suicide Report

The VA report released on September 26th, 2018, underestimates the magnitude of the suicide crisis. Those of us in the field know this to be true and we won’t be shocked when the numbers rise again next year.  We should...

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VA Appraisals: What To Know

Compiled by guest "vloggers" Allison Parks and military veteran Kimberly McAleenan of Conscious Real Estate, this is the ninth 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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K9s For Warriors– Consumers Advocate Shares the Organization’s Story

James Rutland is a 12-year Army veteran who served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2004, followed by two more tours in South Korea. He left the military in 2014, suffering from multiple medical conditions related to his...

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