What is The Coming Home Project?
The Coming Home Project is an effort by the School of Social Work at Monmouth University to recognize and prepare social work students and community practitioners to meet the needs of returning career, reservist, and National Guard military personnel and their families. While remaining invested in social work’s historic commitment to work for peace, we are also cognizant of our duty to serve vulnerable populations, such as persons who have experienced combat either directly or indirectly.
On Friday, October 3, 2008, The Coming Home Project hosted an all-day conference at the University on the need for providing support for returning combat veterans and their families. The conference brought together career and reserve military personnel, chaplains, community practitioners, and academics to learn from each other and to set an initial agenda for action on the part of the School of Social Work. From that day’s meeting, the following action plan emerged:
If you are a social work student and would like to be involved with The Coming Home Project, please contact the School of Social Work at 732-571-3543.
Our Military Kids – Provides grants for military children to participate in recreational activities
Spring Reins of Life – Provides equine therapy for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Vocational Rehabilitation – Provides re-training assistance to disabled veterans
Wounded Warrior Project – Serves wounded soldiers with various needs