Since we opened our doors in 2009, Welcome Home Vets has helped veterans, active duty military, and their family members cope with problems resulting from military-related psychological trauma and issues associated with re-adjustment to civilian life.
We provide veterans and their families of all service eras with mental health services at no out-pocket cost to them. We also provide assistance navigating the complex veterans support system to identify and obtain VA benefits. We provide housing and employment referrals, information and advocacy, and community education to deepen the public understanding of the complex issues veterans and their families face when they return from the military. Read more
Support and Transitional Services for Veterans and Families
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, women are more than twice as likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as men: 10% of women who experience a psychological trauma will develop PTSD while 4% of men with similar experiences will develop the condition. Service women also experience Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in greater numbers than service men. In addition, the VA reports that women may take longer to recover from PTSD than men and are four times more likely than men to experience long-lasting PTSD.
Yet despite their traumas and the often catastrophic impacts on their lives, women are far less likely to seek treatment for PTSD or MST than men.
Welcome Home Vets wants all women veterans to know that our organization provides free, confidential mental health services (individual, group and peer-based therapy) for any woman who has served in the US military and is living with military sexual trauma (MST), PTSD, major depression, anxiety or other military-related psychological condition. Call (530) 272-3300 for an appointment. All calls are confidential. All services are free. Because you have already paid the price.
Private First Class Marissa Strock lost both her legs, suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and a survived a multitude of other grave injuries when an improvised explosive device was detonated under her vehicle in Iraq in 2005. She now lives in New York and is competing in the Miss Veteran America Pageant. Photo by The History Channel
Cpl. Kristine Tejada, from Oakland, Calif., a truck commander for 1st Platoon, Higher Headquarters Battery, Task Force 2-82 Field Artillery Regiment, provided security at the ancient Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq, Sept. 24, 2011. TF 2-82 is one of the last units that provided security for U.S. Forces visiting the site, a mission that ended with the reposture of U.S. Forces in Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Fowler.
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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, we operate exclusively with funds from local grants, fundraising events and charitable donations from caring, generous people like you. Please help us continue our important work by donating to Welcome Home Vets today. Every donation of ANY amount contributes toward positive change in the life of a veteran.
Welcome Home Vets Executive Director Gary Brown Resigns
GRASS VALLEY, CA January 29, 2015 - Welcome Home Vets announced today that Executive Director the Rev. Gary N. Brown, RN, has accepted a position as the Archdeacon for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and will resign his post as Welcome Home Vets executive director on February 1. Welcome Home Vets Board of Directors has selected Board Chair Julie Cararra to act as Interim Executive Director while the search for a permanent replacement is underway.Read more here.