Karen Spence Shows Support For United States Veterans.
Second Lady, Mrs. Spence, took time out to visit the New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) in Los Angeles, California. She was accompanied by Mrs. Hollyanne Milley, The wife of Army’s Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley. The two were met by the facility’s director and was given an overview of the available programs, including art therapy.
During the visit, Karen Pence spent a few precious moment with the veterans during their art therapy as they showed the Second Lady their work. The visit was a huge success as Mrs. Spence gushed praise over the program.
“Art therapy is a unique mental health treatment that gives our military service members and veterans the opportunity to heal. I applaud New Directions for Veterans for their dedication and commitment to improving lives,” Karen Spence stated.
United States Second Lady Karen Spence Sits With Veterans During Therapy. Photo By White House
Today, Second Lady Karen Pence visited New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) in Los Angeles, California. She was accompanied by Mrs. Hollyanne Milley, wife of the Army’s Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley.
About Art Therapy
Second Lady Karen Pence chose one initiative to champion, and it is art therapy. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. Art therapy is facilitated by professional art therapists who are experts in human development, psychological, and counseling theories and techniques.
About New Directions for Veterans
Since 1992, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) has helped our nation’s heroes successfully address the challenges of life after military service. Guided by the mission to empower men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives, NDVets helps Los Angeles-area homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness to effectively transform their lives.