Free Counseling for Military Families across U.S.

by Give an Hour
Vetted
Jun 7, 2012

Expanding Mental Health Care Availability

Give an Hour™ now has over 6,300 mental health professionals enrolled as volunteers, ready to give an hour a week in free confidential counseling to military family members in their communities. Every provider who volunteers allows GAH to reach more communities and more people in need, such as the military spouse who sent in the following testimonial.
"When my husband came home from his 5th deployment he finally recognized everything I had been saying for the past 6 years and decided to seek help. The Army mental health system is so bogged down they could only see him once every 2 months since he was not high risk i.e., he wasn’t engaging in binge drinking or beating me or the kids. However, he exhibited extreme examples of PTSD suffering and was self-medicating with alcohol so I went on the offensive and started looking for resources away from the military and stumbled onto Give an Hour. We were connected with a wonderful woman who assisted us in the reconnection process. We finally let our defenses down because we were no longer looking at home a year, gone a year like it has been the past 11years. She helped us to take time to simply adjust. Give an Hour is a wonderful organization and it is an amazing thing you are doing.  I advocate for this service EVERY chance I get! "

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Give an Hour

Location: Bethesda, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.giveanhour.org
Project Leader:
Sally Charney
Director of Communications and Partnerships
Bethesda, MD United States
$106,193 raised of $175,000 goal
 
1,467 donations
$68,807 to go
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