Press Release: Home Base Intensive Clinical Program for Families of the Fallen recipient of Bob Woodruff Foundation grant
CHARLESTOWN, MA – We are proud to announce that Home Base has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) for our Intensive Clinical Program for Families of the Fallen (ICPFF).
The ICPFF, established in 2017 in partnership with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Fisher House, is a groundbreaking outpatient treatment program designed to treat survivors of Fallen Warriors with up to two years of treatment in a two-week program, combining evidence-based therapy with complementary and alternative medicine. If you or a loved one needs support, please connect with us at homebase.org/getcare.
BWF leverages its expertise and collaborative network to find, fund and shape innovative programs that help our impacted veterans, service members and their families thrive. As a nonpartisan leader in the Military-Veteran community, BWF brings transparency and credibility to its partners and complements their efforts. Receiving a grant from BWF is an honor that recognizes the dedication, focus and effectiveness of our staff, volunteers and supporters.
“BWF’s investment in these organizations reflects our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our veterans, service members, their families and caregivers. I’m proud that our current funding includes a focus on the wellbeing of the entire family, as we know it’s not just the veteran who’s impacted by military service but their families as well.”Anne Marie Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer, Bob Woodruff Foundation
“Home Base is tremendously grateful to be a recipient of the Bob Woodruff Foundation grant. Shockingly, those who have had Family Members from the military who have died by suicide have not traditionally had many options to receive the care they need. This generous grant will allow Home Base to continue to fill the gap in Military Family care by expanding our first and only in its class program specifically for Families of the Fallen which provides care and resources for these Families.”Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director, Home Base
ABOUT THE BOB WOODRUFF FOUNDATION
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, BWF has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans, including mental health, caregiver support, food insecurity and service-connected fertility issues. To date, BWF has invested over $124 million to find, fund and shape programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members, and their family members across the nation, reinforcing the message that BWF has ‘Got Your Six’. To discover stories of success and innovation from BWF’s network of partners, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @bwforg.
ABOUT HOME BASE
Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no out-of-pocket cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox. Learn more at www.homebase.org.