Kansas City, Mo. — Veterans Voices Writing Project (HVWP), a national non-profit that provides therapeutic writing services to hospitalized and outpatient veterans served by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will open its doors this fall to Kansas City’s civic and business community.
In June 2014, HVWP was kicked out of its office in Mission, Kan., by the new building owners. With limited resources and time, HVWP scrambled to find and secure new office space. As luck would have it, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) national headquarters, located in Kansas City, Mo., welcomed HVWP to its building.
“We are beyond grateful for the extended support and inclusion from VFW leaders and staff,” said HVWP Board President, Jerry D. Brown. “With our new office space in the VFW building, there is a natural alliance and synergy with our organizations, allowing each of us to better serve our veterans and our respective organizational missions.”
To celebrate its new headquarters and partnership with VFW, HVWP will host an open house Wednesday, October 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
About Veterans Voices Writing Project (HVWP) and Veterans’ Voices
Founded in 1946, HVWP provides writing as therapy to rehabilitate hospitalized and outpatient veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs system. In 1952, HVWP established the magazine, Veterans’ Voices, in an effort to empower veterans by publishing their work at a national level. The magazine is published three times per year and is distributed to VA medical centers across the country. HVWP and Veterans’ Voices is governed by a board of 10 dignitaries, business leaders and veterans. The board oversees HVWP’s operations, coordinates programs with members and orchestrates its writing aids, VAVS representatives and volunteers. For additional information about HVWP, please call 816-701-6844 or visit www.veteransvoices.org.
Saturday, Nov. 12th, 2016, 2-4pm, at the World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo Register today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-veterans-voices-pen-celebration-tickets-27911438865 Please join us for The Annual Veterans’ Pen Celebration, and our keynote speaker Lou Eisenbrandt. Lou Eisenbrandt is a Veteran and Author of “Vietnam Nurse: Mending and Remembering”. About our Speaker – Lou Eisenbrandt Growing up in a small Illinois(…)
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