Melwood Operation: Tohidu
Veterans [and] Veterans with PTSD/TBI – Various Programs to include Retreats, Employment Assistance and Training
Contact: (301) 599-0180
Service Area: MD
Description: Operation Tohidu – helps veterans and active-duty military cope with the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress (PTS), and traumatic brain injury, including PTS related to military sexual trauma. Tohidu, a word meaning peace of mind, body, and spirit, lives out its name’s promise through retreats in the Maryland countryside. The experiential rehabilitation program focuses on confidence.
MVS offers a variety of services to our Nation’s warfighters. Veterans seeking assistance with employment, career development and community reintegration can find the resources and support they need to thrive both in their professional and personal lives. Our transformative retreat program continues to promote “Peace with the Past, through Power in the Present” and encourages participants to reframe their trauma, injuries or memories from war and military experience, so that they can approach life with renewed purpose and positivity.
MVS also provides corporate leadership training on best practices for hiring and retaining veterans with differing abilities in the workforce. Melwood’s longstanding history of employing and training veterans with physical, behavioral, or other and service-related challenges revealed a gap in employment-related services geared towards wounded warfighters in the community. Melwood human resources and vocational support services staff work in partnership with MVS to implement appropriate accommodations for veterans, living with post-traumatic stress or other behavioral or physical challenges.