FOWI Veterans Cohort
The Power of Storytelling
Veterans are not alone in their experiences with PTSD, sexual and combat trauma, homelessness, suicide, and incarceration.
FOWI can help heal, transform, and save lives. Participants will be connected to professional public speaking coaches and paid speaking engagements to influence awareness and policy upon graduating.
"An estimated 107,400 veterans were incarcerated in state or federal prison in 2016."
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics
“Up to 15% of incarcerated people experience homelessness in the year before admission to prison.”
Source: Prison Policy
One Veteran dies by suicide every 65 minutes of every day, which is around 20-22 per day, as reported by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The LOHM has partnered with Veterans of Virtue, a nonprofit organization led by two army combat veterans who served time together during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon their return, they experienced social anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a lack of substantial support.
With all other resources exhausted, they turned to holistic healing remedies for their wellness needs, proving to be most effective. Together they share 15+ years in suicide prevention, holistic healing, and wellness.
Now they are implementing these practices on a platform that will promote healing and wellness for other veterans in need. They share a passion and dedication to reform veteran support and resources.
- Women U.S. military veterans and active-duty members who are impacted by the criminal legal system, state-sanctioned violence, or have family members impacted by either institution
- Have reliable internet access and a device to attend live training sessions
- Able to commit to class once a week for the duration of the six-month virtual training