Home Base Establishes Training Institute

Home Base Establishes Training Institute

Home Base has been awarded a two year, $1 million national grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball’s Welcome Back Veterans to establish a Training Institute to prepare community clinicians throughout New England to recognize and treat Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and military families affected by the “invisible wounds of war.”

At Home Base, Military Families and Baseball Go Together

At Home Base, Military Families and Baseball Go Together

In August 2011, the Red Sox Foundation hosted Home Base veterans and family members for an opportunity of a lifetime—to step up to the plate at Fenway Park, swing for the Green Monster, and run the bases. Children and adults, even grandparents, enjoyed the thrill. Carnival games, photos with the 2004 and 2007 World Series

When One Family Member Serves, the Entire Family Serves

  At Home Base, we recognize that military families are very resilient. But during the past ten years, even the strongest families have been challenged by having loved ones deployed multiple times and in harm’s way for long periods of time. Most military families in New England are part of the National Guard and Reserve. As a result,

“Invisible Wounds of War” — Combat Stress & Traumatic Brain Injury

“Invisible Wounds of War” — Combat Stress & Traumatic Brain Injury

Combat stress (also called Post Traumatic Stress) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the signature “invisible wounds” of our nation’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been estimated that one in three veterans are affected by these invisible wounds. In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program was created to:

Relaxation Training: Free, Eight-Week Program for Service Members and Veterans

Relaxation Training: Free, Eight-Week Program for Service Members and Veterans

Home Base is enrolling participants now for a free, 8–week Mind Body Resilience training program for service members and veterans.  The course began on June 4. A relaxation method that originated at the Massachusetts General Hospital Benson Henry Institute, Mind Body Resilience training has proven to be an effective way to decrease the negative effects of

At Home Base, We View Family Broadly

At Home Base, We View Family Broadly

Home Base offers clinical counseling and support to everyone affected by the challenges of the deployment cycle—including spouses, significant others, children at all ages, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, as well as close friends. We recognize that for family members, the return of a service member can be as stressful as when they were deployed