Warriors for Life (WF) Adds Two More Nights - Wednesday and Thursday Night Online Support!

Victory for Veterans,Inc. (VFV) is proud to announce that Warriros for Life (WFL) has two new facilitators for Wednesday and Thursday Online Virtual Group Support Community Services. Check out the BIOs of our two new facilitators below and watch for their initial group topics.

Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support Community Services

Wednesday WFL Group Support with Veteran Rick Williamson

Rick's BIO:


Rick was born & raised in Longview/Kelso, Washington. He Left there in July 1972 to join the Army and retired in July 1992 at the rank of SFC. Rick is currently rated at 100 % disabled.

His military career included two tours in Korea for a total of 5 years, 6 years in Germany, 5 years at Fort Campbell, KY, 101st Airborne, Air Asault and retired from Fort Lewis, Washington. 

In July 2013, Rick went to rehab and gave up 45 years of drinking and smoking. He has two sons Richard "Dickie" Jr. and Joseph (deceased). Dickie has blessed him and his wife Karol with 3 gorgeous granddaughters, ages 8 1/2 years, 7 years and 2 months, and 4 years and 4 months.


Since getting sober almost 7 years ago, Rick discovered that he had some serious personal issues that he kept hidden by being drunk. So, 4 years ago, he swallowed a boat load of pride and asked for help. 


Rick Resides in NW Montana with his wife of 22 years, Karol. His little farm has a sign hanging above the driveway that reads "Final Destiny".


When Rick gave up drinking, he had to find something that would replace a beer and a cigarette, so he's taken up photography. Rick is  currently pending "Peer Support" training w/state certification. 

Additionally, he has been accepted for enrollment at the University of Montana, in Missoula, for the Social Service Program, this fall,2020.


Rick will be the WFL Facilitator for Wednesday evenings with the "Topic Box!"




Rick will pick a topic randomy each Wednesday and share it with the group and give his perspective for 4 to 5 minutes and then have the members share their perspectives with the group






Thursday WFL Group Support with Veteran Derrick Lozzio

Derrick's BIO:


Derrick Iozzio

US Army Veteran (1974-1982, SSG E-6)

17 years in law enforcement patrol officer

BA in Psychology (SNHU)

Mental Health Peer Specialist - certified by state of TX

BEITZ Certification - Military Veteran Peer Network

Veterans Treatment Court Mentor

Mental Health First Aid trained

CALM, ASIST, and QPR Suicide Prevention training

Certificate in Music Therapy and Sound Healing (ALEGRA learning)

Founder of Catch 22 Peer Support

Expert Peer at VetsPrevail.org (online mental health program).


Derrick has a passion to find a solution the veteran suicide issue, as well as other veteran concerns. As a peer support specialist, Derrick conducts outreach to identify and locate veterans at risk or in need and to support them as they find their way to recovery and to live the life they choose.


Derrick is open to most any topic and can fill the need as it comes up.


VFV welcomes both of our newest facilitators for Warriors for Life (WFL) and we now have a complete week for online virtual group support.


Here are the times, days, facilitators and meeeting links for our full team brought to you by Victory for Veterans, Inc (VFV):


WFL Virtual Meetings Line-Up - TIMES Each Night:

4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, & 7:30 PM ET


**Saturday Nights - Host & Founder COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs) - :

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/3266151203


**Sunday Nights - Host Veteran & Therapist PO3 Christopher St. John

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/4357174198


** Monday Nights - Host Reiki Master Kirk Poe

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/9997870573


**Tuesday Nights (Healing Through Faith) - Host Veteran SGT Steve McFarland

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/4623907474


** Wednesday Nights - Host Veteran Rick Williamson

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/5828658553


**Thursday Nights - Host Veteran Derrick Iozzio

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/8273554957


Thanks,


COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs


"Respect Always - Warriors for Life!"

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