LGBTQ Retreat for Veterans and Active Military

LGBTQ Retreat for Veterans and Active Military

A best-selling author, speaker, coach and trainer, Dee Woolridge served over 30 years in the US. Navy where she assisted countless service members, communities, families and civic organizations. Dee is the founder of The Heart Centered Institute a personal and professional development and training company that focuses on effective communication, positive mindset and resilience.

Discussion topics and exercises for:

  • Coping with discrimination and oppression,
  • Coming out to one’s family, and sorting out a sense of self in the face of social expectations and pressures
  • Depression, anxiety substance use, and other mental health concerns for LGBTQ people.
  • Suicidal idealization and self-harm
  • Social rejection, verbal and physical bullying, and sexual assault
  • Stress and diminished mental health.
  • LGBTQ in the military

A $50 fee will be required at registration, and will be fully refunded at the completion of the retreat. Our retreats are 100% drug and alcohol free. All lodging, meals and activities are provided to Veterans free of charge. Transportation to or from retreat not included.

Retreat registration closes two weeks prior to the start date.

Proof of Military Service (no exceptions). Military ID, DD-214, VA Health Care Card or Driver’s License with “veteran” on license will be required before attending retreat.

Mail, fax or email Proof of Military Service.
Project New Hope Inc.
70 James Street, Suite 157
Worcester, MA 01603
Fax: 508-304-9245

  • April 24 – 26, 2020
  • Grotonwood Conference Center
    167 Prescott Street
    Groton, MA 01450
  • Presenter:
    Dee Woolridge
    United States Navy