Veterans traumatized by war or other military experiences find solace and satisfaction in therapeutic writing program. Publication of writing brings pride and self esteem.
As a former mental patient, veteran Van Garner knows the value of a friend.....someone who is there in bad times as well as good times. Van feels, in a way, HVWP saved his life, lifted him up from the bottom when he needed it. "HVWP is that friend that guided me from the darkness of myself into a light of trust for tomorrow", writes Van.
Through HVWP, egos are sent soaring when a story, poem or artwork is published in Veterans' Voices magazine. This proves again that love (and writing) is still the best medicine. Hospitilized veterans are looking for a helping hand to bolster their egos, to make them proud to have served our country. These veterans, whatever their disabilities might be, need to know someone has not forgotten them. HVWP has gone to great lenghts to install in the hearts of veterans a pride of accomplishment, a word for an endeavor well done. As long as men and women dream, Veterans' Voices will be there to fulfill those dreams.