New Directions

New Directions
Program Name: 
Operation Welcome Home
Grant Year: 
2011
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Interest Area: 
Financial Literacy and Veterans
Grant Purpose: 

Operation Welcome Home offers case management, legal assistance, job training and referrals, family reunification, individual and group therapy and assistance with housing to address the specific needs of approximately Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans who suffer from severe depression, PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma combined with substance abuse.

Description: 

Founded in 1992, New Directions offers comprehensive services for homeless male and female veterans who have served in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Services include substance abuse treatment, job training nad placement, parenting and money management classes, legal and financial assistance, counseling, remedial education and other resources.

 

Grant Quote: 

"New Directions serves homeless veterans who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. As large numbers of our troops return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, our Operation Welcome Home program will continue to serve these brave men and women. With The Foundation’s support, we assist these veterans in achieving mental health stabilization, sobriety, and re-entry into the workforce."

-Rachel Feldstein, Associate Director, New Directions