Texanthropy Spotlight: LaTronda Humphries and Healing Our Heroes Project - 2016 Service to Veterans Award Winner
Photo courtesy of Healing Our Heroes Project.
With Veteran’s Day upon us, this week’s spotlight is on LaTronda Humphries, the winner of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Service to Veterans. This award honors individuals or organizations that have designed programs or services to meet the needs of military-connected families or individuals.
In 2007, LaTronda’s husband, Prince Humphries, returned disabled and withdrawn after his second deployment in Afghanistan. Seeking solutions, LaTronda put her dual master’s degree in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy to use, and began her work as a family coach and mentor. She eventually founded Healing Our Heroes Project. The non-profit organization provides free, therapeutic retreats for veterans and their families to help them cope with the pressures of military life, and thrive in civilian communities. Healing Our Heroes Project includes comprehensive programs with detailed curriculum, recreational therapists, counselors, and social workers. And Healing Our Heroes Projects makes a commitment to each family it serves that it will continue to offer support for eighteen months.
Our veterans and their families sacrifice so much to protect and defend the freedoms and liberties that make America so great, and because of individuals like LaTronda and organizations like Healing our Heroes Project, Texans have a way to show their appreciation and return the favor. There are many ways Texans can get involved in Healing Our Heroes Project and its noble work, so to learn more visit http://www.hohproject.org/. And congratulations once again to LaTronda Humphries, the winner of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Service to Veterans!