Stacey H. Thompson 

Stacey Thompson was proud to be a woman in the Marines. But after she reported being sexually assaulted by her sergeant she was given an "other than honorable" discharge that left her without military benefits. Struggling with PTSD, Stacey waged a decade-long battle to regain her health and military honors. The military eventually acknowledged its mistake and upgraded her discharge. Mosaic art and writing help Stacey work through her PTSD and share her experience with civilians. Now, she and her husband, also a Marine veteran, are proud of the life they have built through their journey to heal.

Stacey Thompson - 2017 Women Veterans Art Exhibit

Welcome to VIDA 2015 

North Coast Church 
Weekend of Service 2015 


2017 Women Veterans Art Exhibit - VAP & the VA's Center for Women Veterans present this exhibit for Women's History Month. Special thanks to our partners First Data and Veterans Canteen Service for making this exhibit possible.
Watch how artist Stacey Thompson creates a new look for the Vista Innovation & Design Academy middle school located in Vista, California. This video details the process from start to finish! 
 
The Vista Boys & Girls Club located in Vista, California gets a new makeover for their outdoor cafeteria. Thousands of members of North Coast Church gave back to their communities and this is only one of hundreds of projects that were completed throughout North San Diego county. 
 

In-Progress
Finishing The Change of Tides 

"The Change of Tides"

Created by artist Stacey Thompson
Completed in 2014 
 
Watch as the final pieces of mirror are applied to the canvas. This piece took several months to complete.