Patriotism and Advocacy Fuel 2018 Run to Home Base Florida

As Bruce Springteen’s “Born to Run” played through the speakers at JetBlue Park on Saturday, January 27, more than 600 runners and walkers charged through the starting line at the second annual Run to Home Base Florida charity race, benefiting Home Base programs in Southwest Florida. The goal? A home plate finish inside the ballpark,

Keeping Veterans and Military Families Resilient

Keeping Veterans and Military Families Resilient

There is a deep-rooted belief at Home Base that “when one family member serves, the entire family serves.” Since inception, Home Base has remained committed to ensuring services are provided not just to the Veteran or Service Members who need them regardless of their discharge status or ability to pay—but also to his/her family. Home

Reading, MA natives and lifelong friends join together to raise funds for Veterans, Service Members and their families at the Run to Home Base

Reading, MA natives and lifelong friends join together to raise funds for Veterans, Service Members and their families at the Run to Home Base

Reading native Max McMillan is gearing up to cross home plate at Fenway Park this summer for the fourth time. He isn’t a professional baseball player—he is a community member who supports Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program. Home Base works to heal the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11

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: