Navy Safe Harbor is the Navy's organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. The program provides a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of shipmates' recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities.
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) is a service of The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. OFC offers caregiver coaching and training to the families of newly returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties they face when they come home. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Equine Services for Heroes® assists military veterans through services provided by PATH International members and by providing leadership and guidance for equine assisted activities and therapies. To accomplish this mission, PATH International centers connect with Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Clinics, as well as individual veterans. Veterans of any age can benefit from the program and by being involved with equines.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) provides support, socialization, and camaraderie to wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. Activities such as casting, rod building and fly tying help participants improve their hand-eye coordination, adaptive muscle memory, and balance, all while improving cognitive focus and helping participants cope with stress-related issues brought on by Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress.
The core mission of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence is to improve deployment-related health by providing caring assistance and medical advocacy for military personnel and families with deployment-related health concerns. (Formerly the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC).
A 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health. The center is operated by the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE).
Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. The Real Warriors Campaign combats the stigma associated with seeking psychological health care and treatment and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resources.
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. In addition to promoting help-seeking behavior for service members and veterans with invisible wounds, the campaign provides valuable tools, resources and information for members of the military community throughout all phases of the deployment cycle.
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force or Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces.
In recognition of the contributions made by the United States Armed Forces, Sesame Workshop presents its bilingual educational outreach initiative, Talk, Listen, Connect, designed for military families and their young children to share. Sesame Workshop has created this programming to help guide military families through multiple challenges, such as deployments, homecomings, and changes that occur when a parent comes home.
The Columbia Lighthouse Project’s mission is to light the way to ending suicide. The Project was formed under the auspices of Columbia University to disseminate the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), optimize the scale’s impact through support for its users, and continue to build the science behind the scale. The C-SSRS supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask.
This page on the Veterans Affairs website offers a host of resources for returning service members from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, including information on available education and health benefits.
The Traumatic Brain Injury-The Journey Home website provides an informative and sensitive exploration of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including information for patients, family members, and caregivers. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and helpful insights about the potential long-term effects of brain injury. Animation is used to help users clearly understand the brain, and the results of injuries to different parts of the brain.
TRICARE is the health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors and certain former spouses worldwide. As a major component of the Military Health System, TRICARE brings together the health care resources of the uniformed services and supplements them with networks of civilian health care professionals, institutions, pharmacies and suppliers to provide access to high-quality health care services while maintaining the capability to support military operations.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.