It was an event aimed at helping military wives cope with the problems they face. More than 100 women whose significant other has returned with either a traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder came together Saturday in Omaha.
The military spouses received support in the effort to avoid dysfunction and violence within their families. Often these spouses feel isolated and unsupported as service members leave and return from duty.
“I definitely met a lot of women here who I think that I can reach out to,” said Jennifer Heritage, whose husband is with the Nebraska National Guard. “If I had questions or concerns or someone to just listen to me, they kind of know what I've been through and that's been really helpful."
Hope for the Homefront was put on by the Brain Injury Association and the Nebraska Veterans Task Force.