Wellness Works, an organization in Glendale that helps veterans self-heal through training, education and treatment, is holding a weekend workshop from Friday evening, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. Led by Fr. Michael Lapsley, founder of the Institute for the Healing of Memories, the workshop’s focus is on emotional healing by exploring and acknowledging veterans’ emotional and spiritual wounds. Fr. Lapsley’s approach is to redeem the past by celebrating that which is life giving and laying to rest that which is destructive. Participation is free and food will provided, but space is limited and available only to those who are prepared to participate all three days: from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 8; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9; and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. To learn more, call 818-247-2062.
Ramona Sierra (left) and Suzanna Bermudez when they aappeared at a City Planning hearing in May of 2019 to ask to be able to stay in their homes | Photo by Bill Hendrickson