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Atlanta VA Health Care System


Empower Veterans Program

EVP Goal

Empower Veterans Program coaches Veterans with chronic pain to live a fuller life by moving toward their own Wellness goals. 

By participating in EVP, several providers/coaches will work with you for maximizing your Whole Health.

The Wheel of Health pictured on the back illustrates the various factors that can impact you as a whole person.

Click here to watch a short video on EVP

What Veteran Alumni are saying:

“I wish I did this years ago!”

“Now, I’m not stuck in the swamp.”

“I’m not going around angry anymore.”

“The EVP staff really cares!”

 Veterans in EVP will participate in  each of the following group classes:                     

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Led by psychologists and social workers. ACT focuses on how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors relate to pain and other life stresses. We will discuss how to take action on what matters most to you.

Whole Health
Led by chaplains and others to address issues that impact the experience of pain such as: sleep, nutrition, rebuilding relationships, etc. We also practice mindfulness activities in class that can also be used at home to improve your quality of life.

Mindful Movement
Led by physical therapists to learn body awareness and feeling safe in movement.  Activities fit for all ability levels are designed to enhance movement.  Movement is life:  Improve the quality of movement and you improve the quality of life.

The three parts are effective when practiced daily at home – as each Veteran learns to be the quarterback of his/her own healthcare team and move towards goals for a fuller life.

10 Weeks of Training

Classes will take place nearly every week.  Classes meet every week for three hours, at the same time and day of the week for 10 weeks.  Check-in is 30 minutes before the class  times provided below.

Class Times:

Monday 10:30-1:30 OR
Tuesday 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30 OR
Wednesday 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30 OR
Thursday 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30 OR
Friday 10:30-1:30 (Women Veterans only group; the other 7 are mixed groups).
For example, a Veteran would come for 10 Wednesday mornings 8:30-11:30 for the full EVP coaching.


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Contact Info


  • Atlanta VA Clinic

Contact Number(s)

  • 404-321-6111 Ext. 3344

Hours of Operation

  • 8am - 4:30pm