The Wells Fargo Foundation in New England has awarded a $15,000 grant to Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and their mission in healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families, such as post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), co-occurring substance use disorders, anxiety, depression and other issues related to service.
The grant will support Home Base’s Intensive Clinical Program (ICP), which is open to local Veterans and well as those who live in other parts of the country. The ICP – a critical intervention for Veterans struggling with the invisible wounds – was born out of recognition that many Veterans who desperately need the services of Home Base live too far away to access them.
In this concentrated outpatient treatment program, which launched in April of 2016, patients receive nearly a year’s worth of therapy in two weeks’ time; basic food, lodging, and transportation expenses are provided to participating Veterans and one accompanying family member.
“It’s powerful when you see the benefits of the work that you put into helping someone and I think in the two-week setting, you see it really happening,” adds Peg Harvey, PsyD, Director, Intensive Clinical Program, Home Base.
Critically, the services continue beyond the two-week program. Before they even leave for home, the Veterans are connected to providers in their home communities, ensuring a continuity of care.
“The addition of our ICP is a meaningful step forward in changing the landscape of care for veterans and their families. We have a model that we believe is successful – the effects on the Veterans that go through this program is significant and profound,” said Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director, Home Base. “We are grateful that supporters, such as Wells Fargo, recognize the importance of programs like the ICP and are stepping up with crucial funds to help ensure this program is in place forever.”
“Through its charitable giving programs, Wells Fargo embraces its responsibility to create more resilient, sustainable communities through its operations and actions,” said Dan Grondin, Senior Vice President in the Boston office of Wells Fargo’s New England Middle Market Banking business. “We are proud to support Home Base and their phenomenal programs, which are improving the quality of life for so many deserving veterans and their families throughout Massachusetts.”
For more information about Home Base and their efforts serving veterans and their families please visit homebase.org.
Home Base Media Contact: Cassandra Falone, (617) 643-3826, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wells Fargo Media Contact: Briana Curran, 617-854-4371, briana.Curran@wellsfargo.com