Who We Are
Since our founding in 2009, Home Base, a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been breaking new ground, leading regional and national efforts with a multi-disciplinary team of experts working together to help Post-9/11 Service Members, Veterans and their Families heal from the Invisible Wounds of War: traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS), and related conditions. Today, Home Base is the only private sector clinic in New England, and the largest private sector clinic in America with the sole focus of helping at-risk Veterans and Military Families regain the lives they once had. By caring for Veterans in a family-based clinic, and by working in cooperation with the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), Home Base serves as a replicable model to promote the health and well-being of Veterans nationwide. Mass General serves as the medical leader for Home Base and is the top-ranked hospital nationwide as reported by U.S. News & World Report 2014-2015.
Home Base services are specifically designed to overcome common barriers to care for returning Veterans. We provide care to all Veterans and Families, regardless of ability to pay or discharge status, and utilize a “three generation” model of care that extends to parents, children, and extended family members who are effectively integrated into care. Our integrated team of child and adult psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, licensed clinical social workers, addictions specialists, and peer-to-peer outreach coordinators – all of whom are Veterans and/or Family Members of the Post-9/11 wars – work together to ensure that Veterans and their Families receive or are connected to appropriate and uniquely-tailored care.
In our first five years, Home Base’s treatment and support programs have directly served more than 4,100 Veterans and Service Members and more than 3,300 Family members – all of whom never saw a bill for the services we provided. Our clinical and community education programs have reached more than 15,000 clinicians and more than 1,800 school and community leaders. And, home to a wide array of research initiatives, our multi-disciplinary team of faculty experts in TBI, PTSD and family care are well poised to make great advances in our understanding and treatment of these conditions with the potential to advance the standard of care for the hundreds of thousands of Service Members, Veterans and Families who are wrestling with the far-reaching effects of Invisible Wounds of War.
Backed by the extraordinary clinical resources of Massachusetts General Hospital and its partner institutions, Home Base offers high quality and breadth of care, with treatment plans tailored to each Veteran’s and Family Members’ unique needs. Our models of care are being adopted by clinicians and institutions across the country that frequently turn to Home Base staff for advice and to share our expertise through teaching and consultation.
Through a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project’s new Warrior Care Network, Home Base is now building on our standard outpatient program’s success to deliver multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment services to Post- 9/11 Veterans from anywhere in the United States in a coordinated and consolidated setting that includes Families. The cornerstone of this is a two-week Intensive Clinical Program that integrates TBI care with fitness, nutrition, resiliency training, family support and mental health care into an intensive multi-disciplinary outpatient environment. Working together with Wounded Warrior Project and three top academic medical centers: Rush University, Emory University, and University of California – Los Angeles, Home Base will build a national network of “gold standard” clinical programs that will provide the very best in care to Veterans and Military