October 31, 2020         
Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities   •   Bardot Live Presents Nicky Jam Livestream Concert   •   IPSY Acquires BoxyCharm, Forming BFA Industries, the $1 Billion Beauty Innovation Powerhouse That Fosters Community Self-Express   •   Zombies Featured in No on Proposition 21 Ad   •   The World Games 2022 Announces Disability Inclusion Partnership with Lakeshore Foundation   •   Vectrus Again Recognized as Military-Friendly® Employer   •   Ziegler Closes $125,000,000 Financing For HumanGood California   •   HBCU Good Trouble Takeover Galvanizes Celebrities And Athletes to Encourage HBCU Students to Stroll To The Polls November 3   •   USAA Federal Savings Bank Announces Senior Executive Appointments   •   iHeartMedia Rings in the Holiday Season With the 2020 “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One” Featuring P   •   Nintendo News: Reporting Ignition and Liftoff – Pikmin 3 Deluxe Launching Now   •   Cummins Launches National Initiative to Improve Racial Equity   •   Canadian families to benefit from call for proposals to identify innovative early learning and child care practices - Applicatio   •   Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank Website Now Live   •   The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Recognizes ZUMBA®   •   ZVRS and Purple Communications Launch sivo®; Innovative Mobile and Desktop App Brings Seamless Video Communications for Deaf   •   Weinstein’s “Non-Profit” AHF, Under Investigation by the FPPC, Surpasses $40 Million Mark to Prop Up Prop 21   •   Griffin Funding Expands Territory to Tennessee   •   Boise Cascade announces promotion of Jill Twedt to Senior Vice President   •   Explore Casio's Educational Resources For Kids Of All Ages
Bookmark and Share

Give an Hour® Awarded a Grant From Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to Provide Mental Health Counseling to Veterans

Give an Hour® Awarded a Grant From Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to Provide Mental Health Counseling to Veterans

Program will focus on combat-wounded veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and pandemic-related stress

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 15 years, Give an Hour® has provided no-cost mental health services to our nation's most honored heroes: military service members, veterans, and their loved ones. This generous grant of $25,000 from Coalition to Salute America's Heroes (Coalition) will focus on rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and pandemic-related stress.

"This project will enable Give an Hour® and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to aid those who have given so much to our country in a timely and practical way—expanding our organizations' capabilities and reach well beyond what either could do alone," said Randy Phelps, Ph.D., CEO of Give an Hour®. "We look forward to working with the Coalition in the years ahead to serving those who have served, sacrificed, and need our care."

Give an Hour® will assign a referral specialist to work closely with the Coalition to match clients to a volunteer mental health provider. Referrals will come from veterans and their loved ones that reach out to the Coalition through its Advocacy Program, Emergency Financial Aid Program, Caregiver Alliance, and the Veteran Circle Program. This will allow the Coalition to assist in ways that were not possible before.

"I am delighted that the Coalition will now be able to offer an important, tangible service to dozens of men and women, and their families, who are struggling with the often-debilitating manifestations of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries and the on-going stresses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic," said David Walker, President & CEO of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. "We have been impressed with Give an Hour®'s work for some time, and we're proud to join forces with them and their network of volunteer mental health professionals."

Give an Hour®'s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. By harnessing the skill and expertise of volunteer professionals, Give an Hour® is able to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve.

"I speak to combat-wounded veterans all day, every day, and the demand for professional mental health support is unrelenting," said Whitney Hanrahan, Case Manager/Advocate Coordinator for the Coalition. "Our partnership with Give an Hour® enables us to immediately and directly address these issues with our constituents."

About Give an Hour® 

Give an Hour® is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a licensed clinical psychologist. Give an Hour® has provided over 325,000 hours of free mental health services to veterans, service members, and their families, as well as to victims of natural and man-made disasters like mass violence. Give an Hour® believes that within communities lies the resources to address many of the challenges that face society – challenges that often result in emotional pain and suffering. By harnessing the skills and generosity of citizens across the nation and around the world, Give an Hour® provides those in need with help and hope. www.giveanhour.org

About the Coalition

Since its establishment in 2004, the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes has provided an immediate, invaluable lifeline to thousands of America's combat-wounded veterans. The Leesburg, Va.-based organization is distinguished from other veteran-focused groups by its direct financial assistance to America's wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans' homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. Its innovative Heroes Thanking Heroes program provides transitional, part-time, flexible employment to nearly 50 combat-wounded veterans or their primary caregivers, enabling them to make phone calls from their homes, usually to personally thank donors for their contributions to the Coalition.

For more information about Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, visit www.saluteheroes.org.

Contact Give an Hour®:

Sally Charney

Director of Marketing and Special Partnerships

scharney@giveanhour.org

Related Links

Give an Hour

Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

Cision View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/give-an-hour-awarded-a-grant-from-coalition-to-salute-americas-heroes-to-provide-mental-health-counseling-to-veterans-301136173.html

SOURCE Give an Hour



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News