Heroes’ Voices helps veterans build confidence and community by connecting them with the power of music and poetry. Veterans raise their voices together at our free workshops, build their skills with our free online guitar lessons, and find resources in their local communities through our on-line database. Launched in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are expanding throughout the USA.
Heroes’ Voices puts the transformational power of music and poetry to work for our veterans by:
- Creating opportunities for veterans to engage with music and poetry, in settings ranging from psychiatric wards to community centers.
- Building alliances with other veterans organizations to expand the use of music and poetry in their programs.
- Providing information and referrals for veterans interested in the arts.
- Promoting and sponsoring research into music therapy for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Joy and community
Heroes’ Voices began doing regular music workshops with our veteran inmates for this last year, and it has made a significantly positive impact on the veterans.
The music sessions create a sense of joy and community that is a welcome experience in the Country Jail, and the veterans eagerly look forward to attending each session.
The mood and spirit of every veteran participant is lifted by participating in Heroes’ Voices workshops.
San Francisco Sheriff's Department in cooperation with Swords to Plowshares