Go to Them

Meeting The Healthcare Needs of Veterans

Bringing acupuncture, meditation, and Tai Chi services to existing locations that serve veterans in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area .


About the Program

By bringing acupuncture, meditation, and Tai Chi services to existing locations that serve veterans in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area Go to Them will:

  • Expand the number of treatments to veterans by 150%. That’s more than 800 treatments.
  • Inform veterans of the benefits of acupuncture and meditation on health and well-being.
  • Provide practitioners with the skills to better serve veterans in their own practices.

Why this program is essential:

The need to treat symptoms of PTSD, depression, addiction, and other health concerns is high, but access to services is a barrier. Combining health care services in locations that already serve veterans is one less barrier on the road to health and well-being.

How this program will work:

Acupuncture and alternative medicine has a proven history of easing and abating symptoms of PTSD; assisting in recovery efforts; eliminating pain; and providing both physical and mental relief from stress.

Treatment Details:

All treatments are supervised by a nationally certified and Pennsylvania licensed acupuncturist with several years of both teaching and clinical experience. Veterans have the option of utilizing meditation techniques and Tai Chi for stress reduction that are supervised by instructors with training and sensitivity on how to teach and conduct meditation to those with addictions and mental health needs.

Current Partners




Program Dates: 

Every Wednesday and Friday

Stephen Klein Wellness CenterPro Act (Bristol)Philadelphia Veterans Multi Service CenterPro-Act (North Philly)
2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 191211200 Veteran Hwy, Bristol PA 19007213-217 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 191061701 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Wednesday 10:30am12:30pmWednesday 1:30pm –3:30pmFriday 10am – 12pm Friday 1pm –3pm

Program Clinic Supervisor:

Vito Leva M.S.A. , L.Ac.

Vito is a board licensed acupuncturist with an interest in bridging the practices and theories of Eastern and Western beliefs on health and wellbeing. Vito began his course of study at Temple University with a focus on Kinesiology, and received his Masters of Science from the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. With an incredibly patient and kind approach to his treatments, Vito is dedicated to helping people improve their health by applying a wide range of techniques such as Tui Na, which is a form of Chinese medical massage, Cupping, Gua-sha and acupuncture.

Doreen Lafferty, L.Ac., OTR/L, NCTMB (NCBTMB), Clinical Director

M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

Doreen Lafferty is a graduate of the Won Institute where she received her Master’s in Acupuncture and Certificate of Chinese Herbal Medicine. She practices at the Cancer Treatment Center at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is also a licensed Occupational Therapist and Massage Therapist. She is the Clinic Director at the Won Institute.

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