Casa Veterans Ministry

Mission Statment

The Mission of the Outreach to Veterans and Military Families is to understand more deeply the struggles, hardships and challenges facing service members, their families and veterans;  to take concrete actions to assist them; and to advocate for justice on their behalf, through a Christ-centered message of healing, hope and acceptance.

Upcoming Events

For information on the next ministry meeting, contact Patti Sills-Trausch 480-355-0348 or

Contact Us

Contact Patti Sills-Trausch at 480-355-0348 or

Casa Veterans Ministry – formerly Outreach to Veterans & Military Families

The mission of the Casa Veterans Ministry (CVM) is to take concrete actions to assist service members, veterans and their families with healing and education programs, events and services designed to support their spiritual and emotional needs in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

We offer Healing of Memories workshops and the St. Francis: Journey of a Wounded Warrior retreat for veterans and service members.   To learn more about the Institute for Healing of Memories click here. We also offer healing workshops and retreats for spouses and significant others, and families.  Request future dates for these workshops through the email listed below.

Donations are accepted for the St. Joseph Baskets – a welcome basket that includes kitchen, bedroom and bathroom supplies for recently housed homeless veterans.  Click HERE for the informational brochure.

The CVM ministry is divided into various subcommittees.

  1. The Events Subcommittee plans, organizes and promotes events such as a fall Veterans Day event.
  2. The Spiritual Healing Subcommittee coordinates a monthly drum circle for veterans with HeartSound Music Therapy, conducts fund-raising/outreach for the “Franciscan Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi for Former Military Personnel,” and a healing retreat for veterans.
  3. The Community Action Subcommittee supports Casa families of those military service members deployed, organizes efforts to help veterans within the community and liaisons with other social justice ministries at Casa.
  4. The Education Subcommittee plans activities to increase community awareness of the issues facing our military families, which includes presentations, seminars and monthly book reviews.

Inquire at casaveteransministry(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) to volunteer with this ministry.

Here are the volunteer positions with this ministry:



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