A MESSAGE FROM OUR HOME BASE LEADERSHIP

The ensuing peaceful protests across the country and here in Massachusetts have shown that silence on the topic of racial justice only allows the status quo to continue. The impact on all of us has been profound.

Over the past few days, we have spent time connecting with many of our staff and reflecting on how, as an organization, we can commit to speaking out against prejudice and injustice, supporting our communities as they seek to heal. There is a clear and continued call that we must do more. While we in no way claim to have the answers, we are listening, and we are taking a series of initial steps to remain steadfast in our words, actions, and commitments.

Home Base has stood as a beacon of hope for Veterans, Service-Members, and their families for more than a decade. In the coming days, weeks, months, and years beyond, we will seek the collective wisdom of our staff, hospital, and community leaders to help continue to develop a welcoming, caring, and supportive care environment for ALL veterans, families, and staff.

Collectively we can shine a very bright light on racism and drive this hate from our country, and we at Home Base are committed to empowering our staff and our greater Home Base community to:

LEARN

ACT

STAY ENGAGED

We encourage you to keep the dialogue open – so we can learn, grow, and help – and we welcome your feedback as we work to make meaningful progress together.

Brigadier General (USA ret.) Jack Hammond
Executive Director
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program

Michael Allard
Chief Operating Officer
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program

RESOURCES TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND RACISM

During these extraordinary times, it is important that we all work together to support each other. At Home Base, we take this responsibility to heart and are grateful to be able to stand with you our black community. Please see below for a list of resources, vetted by the Home Base team,  to be explored by those who are committed to sustained action and self-education.

*This webpage will be updated as new resources and information becomes available