Reading to Run: Team GJH is Ready for Fenway

Reading, MA native, Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, has served as Executive Director of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, since his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2012. Hammond deployed multiple times during his time in the military, commanding troops on three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. In his

Karen Pence, Second Lady of The United States, visits Home Base to Explore Benefits of Expressive Art Therapy for Military Mental Health

On Thursday, July 5, Mrs. Karen Pence visited Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program Thursday morning to learn more about its art therapy program and integrated wellness approach in their care for Veterans and their Families overcoming the invisible wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Father and Daughter¬ in Vietnam 1968— One a Marine Fighting for His Country and One an Orphan for Fighting for Survival and a Home to Call Her Own

Imagine this:  a young, local Marine is deployed to the hot, punishing jungles of Vietnam during the war, serving 13 months in a foreign land, thousands of miles from home. He returns stateside safely… only to be deployed a second time, back to the blistering heat and densely forested highlands. On this deployment, he is

Mother Shows Her Love for Her Country along with Her Daughter at Fenway Park in Support of Veterans and Families of the Fallen

A mother-daughter team from Quincy, Massachusetts is lacing up is support of selfless, kind and caring service towards others. Casey Chamberlain and her 12-year-old daughter Isabel–known as Izzy– are participating in the 2018 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance. The July 28th charity race, a 9K run/5K walk that begins and ends inside

Home Base Receives $65M from Wounded Warrior Project – The Second Largest Gift in Massachusetts General Hospital History

Home Base Receives $65M from Wounded Warrior Project – The Second Largest Gift in Massachusetts General Hospital History

On June 28,  Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program announced it is the beneficiary of a multi-year $65 million philanthropic grant from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to continue participation in the Warrior Care Network, a first-of-its-kind medical care network connecting wounded veterans and their families with top-notch, individualized mental health care.

Not all Wounds are Visible: Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress

Imagine living under the threat of the most horrific situation you’ve ever experienced in your life popping up in your brain at any given moment. This is the reality of someone living with post-traumatic stress (PTS), a mental health condition that affects many of our returning Service Members and Military Veterans. While stigma surrounding depression