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Conference supports women connected to service members

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Up to 20% of Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, but oftentimes little is said about the spouse at home. One group came to Columbus to support women connected to a service member.

Hope for the Home Front hosted a 2 day women's retreat focused on encouragement and support. The conference called Hope Beyond the Battle gives women practical tools for living with a soldier with PTSD or a traumatic brain injury. The sessions provide a safe environment for the women.

"We aim to connect these women with one another to help them make relationships and to form a sisterhood and a community of other women who are on a similar journey living with a veteran dealing with post traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury," said Marshele Carter Waddell founder of Hope for the Home Front.

Each woman went home with a personal plan for wholeness. They also left with accountability partners to help them through their journey.

Hope for the Home front provides online communities for women across the country. If you are interested in learning more about the organization you can visit their website at or

If your spouse or someone you know suffers from PTSD you can visit for additional information.

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