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HopeHealth strives to foster an environment that honors current and former military personnel and their families.

Veterans Services

Service members, Veterans, and their families are important to HopeHealth, and our staff is committed to understanding their needs beyond a typical health care visit.We recognize that service members often face health conditions that may affect employment or healthy living, and we strive to care for those who have served our country selflessly. Veteran liaisons and staff experts are available by appointment to provide assistance with access to services, submitting claims, understanding benefits eligibility, and connecting with resources to improve overall quality of life.

Veterans supporting Veterans

What is a Veteran liaison?

A Veteran liaison is a veteran who understands the unique needs of service members and their families and can help them navigate health care services. This partnership helps veterans to connect with peers who they can relate to. Our liaisons specialize in helping veterans get connected to the local VA, understand benefit eligibility, submit a claim, or file for an appeal, along with many other services both inside and outside of HopeHealth.

Pictured above: Henry Humphries

Henry Humphries served 30 years in the military, including two tours in Vietnam and one in the first Gulf War. He serves as a liaison for Veterans, working with HopeHealth and other community partners to improve their health and well-being.

Did you know?

  • 40,056 Veterans are homeless on any given night
  • 1 in 10 homeless people are Veterans
  • 20 Veterans reportedly die by suicide each day
  • Veterans make up more than 14% of all suicides
  • In 2017, the VA treated more than a half-million Veterans for drug-related problems
  • 56,000 active duty troops meet the criteria for gambling disorder
  • 360,000 Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003 suffered from a traumatic brain disorder
  • Only 50% of returning service members who need mental health treatment seek it
  • The rate of depression in military members or Veterans is five times higher than of civilians

Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press 1

Veterans with Hope Events

“Coffee with Joe” coffee hour is held the third Thursday of the month at 9:00 am with coffee, doughnuts, and guest speakers. If you are a veteran or an active-duty service member, be sure to attend this fun and enjoyable social event.

VETERANS ART CONTEST– Each fall, students ages 6-18 are invited to participate in the Thank a Vet art contest to showcase their appreciation. Check for details on our events page beginning mid to late September each year.

NEW- “Brushes of Valor” Events and Art Therapy

HopeHealth is launching our Brushes of Valor Project, which is to include an Art Therapy Event scheduled for March 15, as well as an 8-week Art Therapy Group specifically tailored for veterans and service members, starting on March 19.

The first event (on March 15) will be held at Hopehealth on 360 North Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, at 6:00 pm. We will have opportunities for participants to engage in small projects, and we will have a great lineup of speakers to share their stories concerning the transformative power of art.

The group sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:00 pm and will provide a creative supportive environment where veterans can come together to foster community, and address mental health challenges through artistic expression. Through various creative activities, we aim to promote emotional well-being, self-expression, and a sense of camaraderie among participants.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or have never picked up a paintbrush before, this group welcomes individuals of all skill levels. The focus is not on artistic mastery but rather on the process of creation and the journey towards self-discovery and healing.

Thank you for your service to our country, and we look forward to the opportunity to support you on your journey toward improved mental health and well-being through art therapy.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in either or both events.

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Veterans program contact information:

Graham Jordan
GJordan@hope-health.org
360 N. Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501
Tel: (843) 432-2971

 

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