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.
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration
9:00- 9:30 AM - Opening Remarks and Invocation, Nancy Hughes Moyer, President and CEO of Volunteers of America of Illinois
9:30 - 10:20 AM - Dr. Walidah Bennett, Multi-Faith Veterans Program at DePaul University
10:20 - 10:30 AM - Vingnettes
10:30 - 11:30 AM -Rev. Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Hines, Road Home Program at Rush
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Lunch and table discussions
12:30 - 1:00 PM - Hero 2 Hero Program Overview, Michael Desmond, Manager, Veteran Peer Support, Volunteers of America of Illinois
1:00 - 1:30 PM - Veteran Peers Navigating Moral Paradoxes, Lisa Goodale, Vice President of Training, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
1:30 - 1:50 PM - Panel Introductions and Discussion moderated by Nancy Hughes Moyer
1:50 - 3:50 PM - Panel Discussion with: Dr. Mundt, General Mukoyama, Megan Everett , Director Erica Jeffries, Dr. Moon, Victor LaGroon, Dr. Rita Brock, and Michael Desmond
3:50 PM- Closing Prayer by Carlton Evans, Chaplin and Director of Veterans Outreach for Volunteers of America of Illinois
4:00 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.