We raise awareness about the tough challenges veterans and military families are facing and invest in solutions to help support them in the next chapter of their lives. In fact, in 2022, we invested over $8 million in programs and services related to mental health and wellbeing, legal services, employment and education, housing and food insecurity -- to help make sure those who stood for us have successful futures. Below follows a snapshot of our impact – across 147 organizations and in support of over 52,000 of our nation’s veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers.
When Hurricane Ian left thousands of veterans vulnerable, we expedited funds to Tampa’s Bay Area Legal Services (BALS). BALS works with the Bay Pines VA Medical Center to integrate attorneys into healthcare settings to address low-income veterans’ civil-legal and health issues, and our funding helped BALS expand efforts to address Tampa Bay area veterans’ legal needs.
With our support, Endeavors' Mission Recovery Program provided evidence-based treatment and peer support to improve veterans’ mental health and encourages them to adopt positive coping skills and reduce reliance on substances.
When service members are killed in action or die, surviving family members may be at risk for prolonged grief, depression, and PTSD. They may also face challenges—finances, geography, family responsibilities, or provider availability—that complicate treatment. We supported Home Base’s Families of the Fallen Intensive Clinical Program which addresses service gaps and provides evidence-based therapy, case management, and integrative health services to surviving family members.
Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans Education (PROVE) helps student veterans across NYC transition from military to college, and ensures they have a successful educational experience. Our funding helped PROVE’s social work interns and field instructors foster a supportive community for NYC student veterans.
With our support, the Ohio State University Foundation’s Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) provided evidence-based treatment to veterans with PTSD and/or elevated suicide risk. STRIVE works to improve our veterans’ mental health and wellbeing and reduce the frequency and severity of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
In the Pittsburgh area, Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard’s Veterans Resource Center helps veterans experiencing and at risk of homelessness access essential services. Our funding supported street and shelter outreach, financial assistance to meet the basic needs of veterans who don’t qualify for government programs and help navigating access to other needed supportive services.
With our funding Houston-based Combined Arms hosted monthly veteran mobile pantries for Galveston’s veteran and military families. At each event, representatives from Combined Arms and Galveston’s VA facilities participated to help get veteran attendees into the Combined Arms system and connected to resources, including those provided by the VA.