This event will take a deeper dive into what moral injury is, the effects it has on Veterans, and the work being done in the community to support Veterans afflicted by moral injury. Attendees will hear from professionals in the field, content experts and learn about our Hero to Hero Program; a comprehensive, highly individualized program delivered by Veterans for Veterans who are struggling or in crisis in any number of life domains.
0830 - 0900 AM - Registration
0900 - 0930 AM - Opening Remarks and Invocation, Nancy Hughes Moyer, President and CEO of Volunteers of America of Illinois
0930 - 1020 AM - Dr. Walidah Bennett, Multi-Faith Veterans Program at DePaul University
0930 - 1020 AM - Vingnettes
1030 - 1130 AM -Rev. Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Hines, Road Home Program at Rush
1130 AM - 1230 PM – Lunch and table discussions
1230 - 0100 PM - Hero 2 Hero Program Overview, Michael Desmond, Manager, Veteran Peer Support, Volunteers of America of Illinois
0100 - 0130 PM - DBSA: Moral Paradoxes (TBD)
0130 - 0150 PM - Panel Introductions and Discussion moderated by Nancy Hughes Moyer
0150 - 0350 PM - Panel Discussion with: Dr. Mundt, General Mukoyama, Megan Everett , Director Erica Jeffries, Dr. Moon, Victor LaGroon and Michael Desmond
0350 PM- Closing Prayer by Carlton Evans, Chaplin and Director of Veterans Outreach for Volunteers of America of Illinois
0400 PM- End of program
This event will be FREE and open to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED due to limited space. Hosted at DePaul's Cortelyou Commons 2324 N. Fremont St., Chicago, IL 60614.