Navy Wounded Warrior — Safe Harbor works closely with local chaplains to inspire hope, strengthen spiritual well-being and facilitate a positive and nurturing attitude among wounded warriors and staff.
Navy chaplains offer care in the form of confidential counseling, referrals and assistance to all wounded, ill, and injured in the Navy and Coast Guard and their families. Chaplains also provide a variety of programs, worship resources, and spiritual guidance to address issues associated with any major life change.
“Chaplains are in the business of hope. We search for ways to bring hope to all people, especially those whose lives have shifted quickly from a combat or accidental injury or a serious illness. As representatives of God, we declare that God does not hide in the midst of trouble, rather God supports and guides us through every moment, be it full of joy or sorrow.”
-Cmdr. Bill Middleton, Navy chaplain with the NWW-Safe Harbor program
Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is a spiritual readiness and resilience resource which offers unique retreat and workshop opportunities dealing with Post Traumatic Stress, personal resilience, and marriage enrichment. Each CONUS CREDO office has a chaplain who works in conjunction with the NWW-Safe Harbor care managers to coordinate retreats which are free to active duty service members and their families.
Check out this video for more information: http://www.navy.mil/local/viewLocalVideo.asp?id=197&v=18157
Read more on chaplain support during the 2013 Warrior Games: http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2013/05/16/wounded-warrior-games-2013-a-navy-chaplains-perspective/
Should service members or their families need to speak with a chaplain, they can contact Navy 311 at 1-855-NAVY-311 or text to: Navy311@navy.mil in the “to” line of the text to be connected with a chaplain in their area.