EOD Gold Star Spouse Retreat 2014


Dear EOD Gold Star Spouse,

The EOD Warrior Foundation is extending a special invitation to Gold Star Spouses to attend an all-inclusive healing retreat the weekend of November 14-17, 2014.  We understand that your journey from the time you received the news that your husband had been killed, until now has been life changing.  In an effort to expand our outreach and programming we are hosting two retreats for spouses in 2014.  We held one in February for our wounded warrior spouses, and are hosting this one for you, our Gold Star EOD family.  The current approach is conservative as we are trying something new, however, next year; we hope to host four retreats that will focus on our caregivers, Gold Star families, mothers, fathers and children.

We are proud to announce we have partnered with a non-profit organization called Courage Beyond, because we feel their organization best meets our needs and their mission aligns well with what the EOD Warrior Foundation stands for; keeping families together, and providing an opportunity for your healing process, focusing on you!  Our February Caregiver Retreat was an incredible and healing experience for all involved, and every participant is still engaged over six months later.  Courage Beyond specializes in retreats for military spouses, and we are very excited to join forces with them to create a memorable and purposeful experience for you.

Here is further explanation of the Courage Beyond mission: Courage Beyond offers numerous therapeutic rehabilitative events and coping skills retreats throughout the year. These events and retreats foster healing and support for both family members and warriors. A typical event lasts from two to four days and involves counseling, assessment, coping skills training, rehabilitative efforts and group support.

Our timeline for the retreat is tight and does require that you fill out an application through Courage Beyond.  The link is provided here: http://couragebeyond.org/services-2/retreat-eod-spouses/.   On this link you may also enjoy viewing a video of our February retreat.

This EOD Warrior Gold Star Spouse Retreat is limited to 15 slots. Please understand that once you have been accepted to attend the retreat, it is a commitment on your part. The EOD Warrior Foundation is funding the retreat, meaning no expense to you, to include travel to and from the retreat, meals and all materials. The retreat will be held in the beautiful mountains of Beersheba Springs,TN.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

Sherri Beck, sherri@eodwarriorfoundation.org or
Nicole Motsek, nicole@eodwarriorfoundation.org.

Please take time to consider this wonderful opportunity. We hope you will fill out an application and submit it to Courage Beyond by September 15, 2014.  Thank you for your time.



Nicole Motsek
Executive Director

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