The Women of Heroes’ Voices

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When we think of veterans, most of us tend to think of men. The majority of veterans that Heroes’ Voices serves are indeed men, but there are many extraordinary women connected with Heroes’ Voices, both veterans and those who serve veterans. Heroes’ Voices has a marvelous Music Director, Dr. Lynne Morrow. Lynne has been a leader in […]

Music Brings Light to Dark Places

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Heroes’ Voices has been doing weekly workshops at the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, (PICU) at the VA Hospital in San Francisco. Over the past couple of months several patients at the PICU have joined me in playing guitar in our singing workshops. Some of the vets were pretty lost and sort of helplessly gripped their guitars, but a […]

“I Feel Safe Here”

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Heroes’ Voices began its programming at the VA facility in Menlo Park, California. We began with a series of singing and poetry workshops and a year later began our “Guitar Corps” programs. To date, we have served hundreds of veterans at that facility. While we have expanded our programming to more facilities all over northern […]

Raising Voices from Behind Bars

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A few weeks ago we began doing music and poetry workshops at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno. I connected with Ron Perez, who works with all the veteran inmates who are incarcerated there. Ron is a proud Army veteran who served in Vietnam, and is very active in the local veterans’ community. […]

“I guess you remember more than you think”

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Heroes’ Voices conducted a series of music and poetry workshops with a group at the Pathway Home PTSD Treatment Program, a four-month residential program for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Yountville, CA. Some of the vets in this program have symptoms that are considered too volatile for residential programs such as those we serve at […]