Talking Service: Reaching More Vets!
We’re excited that Talking Service, our national reading and discussion program for veterans, will be expanding to VA medical facilities! Don Whitfield, program director, recently attended two days of meetings at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina to plan a pilot program introducing arts and humanities into care centers for veterans. The Asheville pilot site will include Talking Service and is intended to create a model program for other VA medical facilities in North Carolina and across the country. We’re thrilled to bring Talking Service to veterans as they heal both physically and mentally.
Humanities councils in eleven states currently support Talking Service programs: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.