PROFILE: Home Base Program

16 May


Home Base Program
www.homebaseprogram.org

Who are they?
The Home Base Program is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.

What do they do?
They are dedicated to improving the lives of veterans deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with deployment-or combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury.

What do they provide?
They provide clinical care to veterans as well as support for their families. The Home Base Program also offers educational courses and materials for health care providers and the public.

They’re also bringing together world-class researchers seeking medical breakthroughs in the ptrevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and stress-related disorders.

Supporting the families of Veterans

When one member of a family serves his or her country in the military, everyone in that family serves. Deployment and reintegration impact an entire family, including children, spouses, parents and siblings of service members. Too often these effects on military families go unrecognized. We need a better understanding of how to help family members cope when a loved one is deployed and when that family member returns home. Such transitions can have a significant effect on children of different ages. All families deserve support to remain strong, loving, and connected throughout the deployment and re-integration of a service member.

If you or a family member is in crisis or facing an emergency:
• contact your health care provider
• go to the nearest emergency room, or
• call the V.A. Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

CONTACT:

Contact the Home Base Program
(617) 724-5202
homebaseprogram [at] partners [dot] org

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