Home Base’s Family Outreach Coordinator Betsy Hart and Staff Pick: The Service of Sesame Street – Featuring Rocio Galarza

Our Home Base Staff Pick this week is "The Service of Sesame Street – Featuring Rocio Galarza." You’ll first hear from Home Base's Family Outreach Coordinator, military spouse and military daughter Betsy Hart. Betsy was in this original episode in April 2021, and talked about the time when her kids were really little, how Sesame Workshop for Military Families was a saving grace for them and for the whole family during all their deployments and transitions. Rocio Galarza is Vice President of US Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, and she and Dr. Ron talk about Sesame's partnerships with the military community, DoD, and content experts, and how they create the energy behind those beloved "service-monsters" and their own military families.


Thank you, Betsy Hart, and to your whole family for the service you’ve provided for many years and that continue to provide for the patients and families at Home Base. Thank you to Rocio Galarza our guest and Brit Edwards, at Sesame Steet for Military Families.

Many thanks to Chuck Clough - editing and interviewing for Home Base Staff Picks, Justin Scheinert - photos and socials, Army Veteran Kelly Field – Communications, Steve Monaco Marketing, and Phebe Garver, coordination and consultation. 

We will connect back in 2 weeks for more Home Base Staff Picks, remember this is Military Appreciation Month, thank you all who have served and all the families who serve with you. We are back with new conversations and stories in April, so please subscribe or follow, tell a friend about us. For more about the military family programs and team, and all things Home Base please go to www.homebase.org


If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base at (617) 724-5202, or visit www.homebase.org.

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