Heroes to Hometowns is a program designed to welcome home Service
Members who, because of injuries sustained, can no longer serve in the military.
In creating a positive transition home, Heroes to Hometowns inspires
community growth and establishes a support network for Service Members and their
families that allows them to ease into their hometown or new surroundings.
Heroes to Hometowns was created by the Department of Defense in 2005
to enable and assist communities in developing programs to support military veterans
and their families when the veterans were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Pierce County Heroes to Hometowns extends our service to include
Veterans and our organization now has over fifty different agencies spanning active
duty components, a large number of civilian volunteer groups associated with providing
support to military, veterans and and their families. We have agencies from Pierce,
Kitsap, Thurston, King and Snohomish Counties and their are over eighty represented
on the Advisory Council. The group holds a monthly meeting (2nd Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30am)
to coordinate activities. There are also many meetings with sub-groups that meet
throughout the month that provide assistance to the numerous clients that they all
work with on a daily basis.