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.
Wednesday WFL Group Support with Veteran Rick Williamson
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
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
COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
"Respect Always - Warriors for Life!"
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