St Joe’s is Homeward Bound for Veterans in the Adirondacks

A New Homeward Bound Office Opens in Saranac Lake. Jordanna Mallach is Program Coordinator for Homeward Bound Adirondacks. Part of their obligation is to be out in the community and you may see them at community events speaking about their work especially now that they’ve opened their new facility on Helen Hill and unless they’re out in the community, Mallach says the offices in The Prescott House will be open for interested parties to stop in and speak with them.  She recently told an audience at the Harrietstown Town Hall that Homeward Bound Adirondacks capitalizes on the idea that this is a place of healing…

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Mallach is talking mostly about community and in many cases, when veterans are dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or any Traumatic issue there is a disconnect from those things that you would view to be important. Recovery and healing in this case includes training to help those affected reach outside of themselves in a spiritual way to have meaning in their life and to be connected so that you can make a contribution even if you’re in need yourself. The idea is to allow people to connect with something larger than themselves to allow them to regain a sense of perspective and importance.. Homeward Bound Adirondack is a program that has been actively supported by St Josephs Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Center. St Joe’s CEO Bob Ross says there is s real correlation between PTSD and Treatments for Addiction.

The partnership between Homeward Bound and St Joe’s had some opposition from residents in the neighborhood when the treatment center was looking to expand it’s current footprint to include a new treatment facility for veterans. The Prescott House may provide the building blocks for St Joes and Homeward bound to partner on an array of new projects for returning veterans.

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