Home Base

Veteran Outreach Team: Connecting the Dots in Veteran Care and Community Support

Over the last few months, Home Base’s Veteran Outreach Team has been working closely with many police and first responders throughout Massachusetts on identifying needs within their communities and providing resources and training for their Military-connected community members.  Members of our team had the pleasure of attending community events such as the Black Veterans Appreciation Brunch in Dorchester to network on building on stronger support structure for Black Veterans in Massachusetts.  We continue to work closely and grow our relations within the Native communities in New England as we expand clinical and wellness programming across the nation. 

Our Veteran Outreach team works closely with our Family Support Team to continue to build our efforts within the community to provide free activities to Veterans and their Families through our Adventure Series.  In January, Cranmore hosted our military connected families for a free day of skiing and snow activities.  Open Doors Outdoors lead a UTV Adventure Series in Glastonbury Ct in February that went through multiples farms and rivers and even stopped at a couple scenic spots for pictures and enjoyment of the outdoors and allowed for veterans and their families to connect and enjoy a day together.  In coming months we look forward to offering hikes with Open Doors Outdoors (Open Doors Outdoors), and beginning work with national organizations such as Saltwater Warriors (Support Veterans Mental Health with Saltwater Warriors).

Our Family Support Team provide peer support to family members, assisting family members receiving services across programs, and conducts outreach in the community.  In addition, our Family Support Team delivers resilience programs on a virtual platform for the whole family:  Resilient Warrior (Service Members/Veterans), Resilient Family (Adult Military Connected Family) and Resilient Youth (Elementary/Middle School/High School).   These programs are available throughout the year and focus on the impact of stress on our health and provide a variety of mind-body techniques and skill-building exercises scientifically shown to improve well-being.   We’d love to have you join us!    You can get more information and sign up for the sessions at NO-COST here:  https://homebase.org/programs/new-england-programs/resiliencyprograms/