The grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation will be instrumental in providing additional program support to military families.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Bob Woodruff Foundation awarded a grant to Hope For The Warriors® to support the nonprofit’s continued work with wounded service members and military families. The grant was given to support the Family Reintegration Program, a program managed by Hope For The Warriors® and Holliswood Hospital in Queens, NY. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
The Family Reintegration Program aims to, first and foremost, support wounded warriors and their families by engaging the warrior and their spouse/caregiver in a therapeutic experience that promotes family communication, recovery and resiliency.
“It is not enough to provide therapy to just the service member with PTSD. We need to nurture and educate the family as well,” Tina Atherall, Hope For The Warriors® Executive Vice President said. “The grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation will be instrumental in providing additional program support to military families.”
Service members struggling with PTSD are admitted into the Military Wellness Program at Holliswood Hospital. During their time in Holliswood, spouses/caregivers will fly to New York for the Family Reintegration Program, a three-day therapeutic workshop. The workshop includes education on PTSD, couples and individual therapy sessions, and opportunities for respite and self-care. Ongoing support and follow up continues after the family members return home.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation:
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving. A national organization with grassroots reach, it diligently navigates the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to post-9/11 veterans, finds and funds the most innovative programs, and holds those programs accountable for measurable results. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested approximately $13 million in 80 organizations, reaching more than a million service members, support personnel, veterans, their families and caregivers.
For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation please visit http://www.ReMIND.org or email info(at)remind(dot)org
About Hope For The Warriors®:
The mission of Hope For the Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org), an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.