Wellness Works – 540 West Broadway
The sign over the drive way reads Welcome Home and Thanks.
As Wellness Works continues our work with veterans and their families, we find that it is not that simple. Veterans, if you ask them directly, will say, I know the sign says»Welcome Home»,but to tell you the truth, I don’t know where Home is any more.
We as Americans have a huge task on our hearts and hands. Some veterans of war have visible, physical wounds. No arms. No legs. Severe burns.
But all veterans of war have invisible wounds of the heart and soul. We have all heard that home is where the heart is….Wellness Works is committed to help in the process of healing the body and healing the soul.
Together, as a community we must learn how to create this space with heart and soul so that when veterans come, they know they are Home!
Wellness Works engages the community in restoring a sense of wholeness of body and soul to veterans and their families.
Through helping to restore a sense of wholeness to veterans and their families, we envision helping to restore a sense of soul to our nation’s health care system. The larger impact being a world that understands that peace within one’s self creates peace in the world.
We believe that each of us has the capacity, the right and the responsibility to experience wellness, a state of being at ease in body, emotions, mind and spirit, no matter what the circumstances of our lives.
- We value the spiritual dimension of life.
- We value relationships that build community.
- We value education, healing practices and ritual in their ability to empower, heal and raise consciousness.
- We value the transforming energy and opportunities for growth that come from crisis and trauma.
- We value integrity, compassion…and most of all, we value joy.
Wellness Works provides education, healing and opportunities for self-care in a safe, welcoming environment. Our core programs are built upon the belief that healing involves an exchange of giving and receiving.
Wellness Works is an organization through which our community can create, support, and be part of providing a space for veterans to heal the stress and wounds of military service. As we promote the loving reintegration of veterans back into the surrounding community and honor their service, we strengthen our bond as a community. Our work is sustained by community investments of time, service and money.