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VA San Diego Healthcare System


The Clothesline Project

shirts hanging on the clothesline
Monday, March 26, 2012

In an effort to raise awareness about Military Sexual Trauma and its impact, VA San Diego Healthcare System is hosting a “Clothesline Project” on April 23 & 24 (San Diego VA Medical Center), April 25 & 26 (Mission Valley Clinic), and April 27 (Oceanside Clinic). 

"The Clothesline Project is a visual display that allows survivors to break the silence and share their stories by decorating a shirt or piece of their military uniform, in a way that reflects the impact that sexual violence has had on their lives and their road to recovery," said Carolyn Allard, Military Sexual Trauma coordinator. 

Male and female Veterans who have experienced sexual trauma are invited to attend one of the decorating events or to decorate items on their own and drop them off at their nearest drop-off location.

Decorating Events:

Female Veterans
Tuesday, March 27th & April 10th @ 2:00 p.m.
Mission Valley Outpatient Clinic, Group Room 3 (2nd Floor)

Male Veterans
Friday, March 30th & April 13th @ 10:30 a.m.
San Diego VA Medical Center, SCI Conference Room (1B123)

Drop-off locations (name/contact info should be left with items that need to be returned):

  • Mental Health Clinic check-in desk, 2nd Floor, Mission Valley Outpatient Clinic
  • Jennifer Roberts’ Office: San Diego VA Medical Center Room 1558
  • Linda Maggio at downtown/Point Loma Vet Center

Display Days:

All items collected for the "Clothesline Project" will be displayed during the Clothesline Project Display Days:

April 23 & 24 Multipurpose Room (1st Floor) San Diego VA Medical Center          
April 25 & 26 Conference Room (4th Floor) Mission Valley Outpatient Clinic
April 27 Front Lobby (1st Floor) Oceanside Outpatient Clinic

For more information about the VA San Diego Clothesline Project, please call Jennifer Roberts, Women Veterans Program Manager, (858) 642-3676 or Carolyn Allard, Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, (619) 400-5189.


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