Your contribution will allow Welcome Home Vets to continue providing comprehensive support and transitional services to returning veterans and their families:
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.
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.
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
Welcome Home Vets: Providing Mental Health Services, Referrals and Advocacy for Veterans, Active Duty Military and Families
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.
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
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We provide fast, free pickup of your vehicle at cost to you, and you can receive a tax deduction for your donation. 100% of your contribution will go directly to help United States military veteran service men, women and family members get the services they need. We provide comprehensive support and transitional services to veterans and their families, including mental health services, assistance navigating the VA for veterans benefits, community education and referrals for employment and housing. We accept vehicles in ANY condition, running or not. We can pickup your vehicle TODAY with free towing.
Most importantly, you are helping veterans and their families who have already so given much in the service of our nation.
Support and Transitional Services for Veterans and Families