Robert C. Donovan, MSW, LCSW holds a Masters of Social Work from Simmons University. He completed his B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in Albany, New York before retiring from the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class (E7) in 2018. During his 12 years of service, Robert served as Military Police Patrolman, Squad Leader, Senior Investigator, Platoon Sergeant, and Senior Operations Manager, and also was deployed in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom 06’-08’ and Operation Enduring Freedom 09’-10’ as a member of a police transition team for the 23rd MP Company (Airborne) and 118th MP Company (Airborne). His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (x8), Army Achievement Medal (x4), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 star), Parachutist badge, Air Assault Badge, and Combat Action Badge.
Prior to joining Home Base, Robert was a social work intern at the Somerville Police Department’s Community Outreach, Help, & Recovery Team (COHR) performing case management services for clients in the Somerville community including outreach calls, individual client meetings, engagement with collateral providers, and support of new criminal justice reform focused on diversion programs, juvenile law reform, public health, and criminal justice policy. Robert comes back to Home Base after finishing his second-year clinical internship in the Intensive Clinical Program as a member of the ICP social work team performing case management, clinical intakes, and co-facilitating various ICP treatment groups. Robert is excited to be back on the Home Base ICP clinical team as he pursues his unwavering passion to continue his service by helping Veterans, Service Members, and their families heal from the invisible wounds of their service.