Home Base Southwest Florida Clinic Celebrates First Year

In November of 2019, Home Base Southwest Florida (SWFL) formally announced its expansion and clinical partnership with Lee Health, the largest healthcare system in Southwest Florida, to offer mental health services for Veterans and Military Families who call the five-county region home—at no cost. Although COVID-19 hit shortly after the start of the new partnership,

Adventure Series Event Recap: Shy Wolf Sanctuary

Although the ability to hold events has been hamstrung by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past eight months, the Home Base Southwest Florida team partnered with the Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Disease Department and carefully followed Florida State guidelines to safely hold an in-person event for Veterans, Service Members, and Families at the Shy Wolf

Community Comes Together to Give Hope in Uncertain Times for Veterans Though Trauma Training and Specialized Care

Home Base SWFL is responding to the needs of local veterans facing increased levels of post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and co-ocurring substance use as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by seeking community support for training clinicians on evidence-based trauma therapies. The COVID-19 pandemic creates a “perfect storm” that threatens the mental health of many

Despite Pandemic and Canceled Events, Kensington Community Continues Commitment of Veterans Through Creative, Adaptive Fundraising

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic dramatically impacting all of our lives, it didn’t stop members of Kensington Golf & Country Club in Naples from continuing their longstanding, generous support of local Veterans’ health and wellness – support that is critical now more than ever. For the last eight years, Kensington Golf & Country Club has

From a Golf Tournament to a Children’s Book, Veteran Supporter Gives Back

Bonita Springs resident, Veteran, and retired oil company executive, Captain Robert (Bob) Cameron, is passionate about helping Veterans and supporting the Home Base mission. His son Rob was a Naval Officer on Nuclear Submarines. Many of Bob’s friends are Veterans. Ensuring military families have what they need for optimal health and wellness drives him in his

Remembering and Honoring Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one of the United States’ most poignant federal holidays. It’s a day to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in military service. Please join the Home Base SWFL family in remembering and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day, with a Memorial Day message from our Honorary Director General (USA ret.) Fred Franks.

Lee Health, Home Base SWFL Announce New Mental Health Services for Veterans, Military Families Impacted by the Invisible Wounds of War

More than 100,000 Veterans reside in Southwest Florida, yet many former Service Members across the state are lacking access to needed mental health services.  Today, a new collaboration aims to increase the availability of mental health services to South West Florida veterans and their families. Home Base Southwest Florida (SWFL), a Red Sox Foundation and

Quail Creek Golfs “Fore” Veterans

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the generous community at Quail Creek Golf Club in Naples, Florida hosted their 3rd Annual Veterans Day Fun Sunday Charity Golf Event, benefiting Home Base Southwest Florida. This year’s event raised $77,800 for Home Base Southwest Florida through registration fees, sponsorships, a silent and live auction and donations. The event