Healing Veterans

Homes 4 Families has created the My TIME® (My Trauma Informed Military Enrichment) program which includes a variety of military-specific resiliency-building programming, including:

  • A Window Between Worlds

    A trauma-informed art program that focuses on process not product, has been proven to increase resiliency, and has a veteran-specific component.

  • Beat the Odds Drumming

  • Autobiographical Writing

  • UCLA FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resiliency Training

  • Time Capsules

  • Speaking engagements for veterans to tell their life stories

  • Mentorship Program

  • Literature-based trauma workshop Tear Soup

  • Equine Therapy

  • Bonsai Trees

  • Vision Boards

  • Gardening

The social support and close interpersonal relationships that result from living in veteran-specific communities is a vital component to a veteran’s success in an Enriched Neighborhood®, with veterans connecting and developing relationships long before they become neighbors.

Our My TIME® Program has ample preexisting data regarding its effects on the reduction of trauma and the production of resiliency. In order to measure the efficacy of My TIME programs, we use the generalized self-efficacy scale (GSE), a best-practice industry standard for measuring trauma and resiliency. Preliminary results have shown that 66% of our veterans have increased their GSE scores, and their self-perceived ability to deal with life’s hardships.

These key components of outcome-based design of the Enriched Neighborhood® model have proven successful. The required and readily available My TIME™ courses and additional enrichment workshops, veteran-to-veteran services, and families working as pods, ensure that veterans build resiliency, reduce the effects of PTSD and stress, and form communal bonds. These components are then brought together through care management discussions, data tracking, important relationships with community partners and providers, and finally, flexibility in adjusting the components of the program based on the specific and growing needs of veterans and their families.