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Sgt. Jorge Padilla welcomes a visitor to the Spiritual Resiliency Office which opened last week in Garrison headquarters building 4488.

It’s a room where people can talk with someone about their problems or pick up pamphlets on a variety of issues they might be having.

The Spiritual Resiliency Office opened last week on the first floor of the Garrison headquarters building 4488. Members of the Garrison chaplain’s staff take turns occupying room D-120 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to be closer to where the workforce is,” Garrison Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Lahmon said. “It puts us closer. We want it to be a place where people could come and get resources, too.”

These resources cover topics such as helping people that are grieving, stress, conflict, relationships, depression, dealing with anger, and forgiveness. “They can come and just pick up a resource if they want,” Lahmon said.

Frank Leon, spiritual education director, came up with the idea of turning the former storage room into a spiritual resiliency office. Others who will spend time in the room, where they can talk with visitors, include Lahmon, NCO-in-charge Staff Sgt. Vanessa Thompson, and operations noncommissioned officers Sgt. Nickie Owens and Sgt. Jorge Padilla.

“It’s to have more connection to the Garrison community,” Padilla said. “Spiritual connection.”

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