Wounded Heroes has created a lounge for current serving and transitioning members, and their families, of the Australian Defence Force – all ranks and services, including Welfare Staff, Chaplains, Reservists and, of course, Veterans.
The Veteran Community Lounge welcomes veterans and their families to come together with our Gaythorne Legacy War Widow Volunteers over a brew. A combined 17,500 years of lived military experience to share.
We have created a relaxing new space, without alcohol or pokies, to allow veterans and spouses to draw on the experience of others who have navigated the challenges of contemporary military life.
The Veteran Community Lounge reflects our current objectives to assist our Veterans & their families in immediate financial crisis.
We then navigate to the other community services that are readily available, without duplication. In doing so, we continue our 15 year tradition of Compassion, Hope and Purpose.
The Veteran Community Lounge will proffer connection to community so that we all may share in the opportunity to pay our respects to our extended Defence Family – on any given day.
We have commissioned a feature wall dedicated to Veteran families in permanent recognition of the life and service of a loved one.
This dedicated place ensures that the family member represented, will always have a place in our hearts and in our daily routine.
Our Veterans will never be forgotten for their sacrifice.
This is not an Honour Roll, nor a re-creation of what already exists or a list of names divided by Service – this is not a Defence initiative, but reflects our core values that we share with every military family around Australia.
A place of voice.
A place of compassion.
A place to remember how important it is for us to continue providing a voice in the name of all those who have surrendered theirs.
With Open Arms
Martin C. Shaw
Hot and cold drinks (Gold coin donation), a kitchen, newspapers, magazines, television, computers, printers and free WIFI.
Parking: plenty of free parking available
at the rear of the building.
The Veterans Community Lounge is currently running regular
community activities for ADF members, veterans and their families.
Daily activities are now running
at the Veterans Lounge
The Veterans Lounge can be opened outside the normal hours
by prior arrangement – please contact us.
For your contribution to The Veteran Lounge
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