Friday, November 8th, 2019
The Bishop’s Appeal highlights six areas of need within the diocese. This week we want to share with you with one of those - Veterans Ministries. Approximately, 70,000 veterans live in the five counties that make up the diocese. Veterans are at a higher risk of suicide, homelessness, and addiction compared to the civilian population.
The diocese maintains several outreach programs for homeless veterans and rehabilitation support for veterans with PTSD/moral injury. We have also created the nation’s first moral injury support program for female veterans and work with women who are living with MST (military sexual trauma.)