The Mental Health Association of Montgomery County (MHA) has launched a new community-wide initiative called "Serving Together: Troops, Veterans and Family Care Project."
The project will coordinate and strengthen community-based resources for troops, veterans and their families and improve access to a range of health, mental health and other support services in Montgomery County where there are an estimated 50,000 veterans. Four thousand of these men and women serve or have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more than 50% are drawn from the National Guard and Reserves.
Serving Together is made possible by a four-year, $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- the nation’s largest funder dedicated to improving health and health care for all Americans -- and matching dollars from local funders. The project is an initiative of MHA, in collaboration with Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region and other community partners.
For more information about Serving Together, contact Stefanie Moreno at 301-424-0656. Troops, veterans and family members in need of immediate services should call the MHA Military Helpline, 301-738-7176.
POSTED AT: Friday, August 12, 2011 | 4:00:00 AM