The AboutFace-Veteran/Family Transition, Reintegration, and Community Education Program, Inc. (AboutFace-VFTRCEP, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, currently serving North Georgia communities. They are dedicated to veterans and veteran families, offering personal and confidential attention, education, support and resources. They collaborate with service providers and businesses to encourage involvement in the community’s veteran family safety net.
AboutFace also educates local businesses to help them better understand military culture and the need for their support and involvement. They encourage veteran employment, retention, and compassion for troubled veterans or veterans struggling as a result of their service. The goal is to empower struggling veterans to turn their lives around by promoting purpose, healing, accountability, and the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth.
AboutFace’s programs continue to grow as they collaborate with new service providers and businesses. Project GROW is just one of their programs offered. GROW stands for Gardening, Rehabilitation, Outreach, and Wellness. AboutFace offers more than group sessions and family empowerment, they also offer vocational training. Project GROW is for veterans and other adults with special needs who want to be self-sufficient as entrepreneurs or employees. This vocational course includes business management, business finance, and marketing, and entrepreneurial skills training and coaching.
“I had no idea what challenges and hardships I would be presented with when my husband returned from combat…he was not the same man that left for Afghanistan…the nightmares, mood swings, angry outbursts…constant walking on eggshells…crying for understanding! Why had no one prepared me? I am ever so thankful to all the ladies who shared their stories, hard times and their methods of dealing and coping, especially the Vietnam ladies. Your positive attitude, knowledge, direction, and courage helped my entire family with our healing process.” – Veronica J.
To learn more about AboutFace and their programs, visit their website at www.aboutface-usa.org.