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Lily Casura
Lily Casura is a longtime journalist, veterans advocate and the founder of

In addition to graduating from Harvard University with honors, Casura is also a graduate of the National Center for PTSD (VA)'s Clinical Training Program in PTSD, and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine's Advanced Training Program and Practitioner Training Program, both in the "Healing the Troops" track.

She is a chapter author in "Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches," edited by Raymond M. Scurfield, DSW, LCSW, and Col. Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., published by Routledge in 2012.

She was also a panelist at MOAA/NDIA's "Warrior-Family Symposium 2013" in Washington, DC.

Previously she curated the exhibit on "Art and War" for Ovation television.

Currently, Casura is studying public policy at the graduate school level, with a focus on social work and veterans.

Entries by Lily Casura

Women Veterans: Ever Been Homeless?

(3) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 2:35 AM


Calling all women veterans -- who have been or are currently now homeless.

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made great strides in reducing the number of homeless male veterans in cities across America, the numbers of homeless female veterans are...

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Veterans: Serving and Healing in Community

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 1:38 PM

When I first met public television executive Julie Coan a year ago next week, she and I had a conversation about what it means when a military veterans trusts you enough to listen to their story, and whether any particular response is required. That moment is always sacred, and the...

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'Tis the Season -- for Sensible Charitable Giving

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 10:04 AM

The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently identified the "50 worst charities in America" -- charities they singled out because they "purport to help the needy, but devote pennies on the dollar to worthy causes."

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Don't Leave Military Family Caregivers Out of the Picture

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 2:30 PM

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and it's also Military Family Appreciation Month. There is some important overlap between the two, as we shall soon see. Focused on honoring our veterans on Veterans Day, earlier this month, we may not even have noticed the unsung heroes and heroines standing directly...

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