Forward Observer: Bethany UM Adds to Its Military Veteran Family Support Services

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LVMAC Poster Art 2005As we reported in a 19 September blog, Bethany United Methodist Church located in the Macungie/Wescoville area, intended to conduct two workshops to promote a better understanding of PTSD with the ultimate intention of starting a peer-to-peer support group afterwards.

As a result of those meetings, we have learned that the church has started two of these types of support groups instead:  one for male veterans and another for women, whether veterans or spouses or ‘significant others’ — which makes this group unique to the valley when looked at from a veteran’s context.  Both are non-clinical and intended to be a supplement to individual counseling, according to the project leader, Rev. Scotty Coyle; and both are “facilitated by a trained aid” (from VALOR Clinic Foundation and Turning Point, we have learned).

The meetings launched on 13 November and are being conducted at the 3801 Brookside Road campus in Macungie — unlike the previous workshops.  Due to the holidays there will be no sessions on 27 November, 11 and 25 December, and 1 January.

The flyers below (click on them to enlarge) provide the other necessary details:



As of 25 November 2019