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Looking for a few good charities for vets that could use your support?

A reader of this blog, himself a vet, wrote to ask for recommendations for charities that help combat vets with PTSD, TBI and related problems. I in turn asked my CNAS colleague Nancy Berglass, who is an expert in the subject. Here is her response: Here are a few I have vetted myself:  The Pathway Home ...

thepathwayhome.org
thepathwayhome.org
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A reader of this blog, himself a vet, wrote to ask for recommendations for charities that help combat vets with PTSD, TBI and related problems. I in turn asked my CNAS colleague Nancy Berglass, who is an expert in the subject. Here is her response:

Here are a few I have vetted myself:

 The Pathway Home Yountville, CA (thepathwayhome.org)
(located on the grounds of the CA Veterans Home)
--Offers intensive, evidence-based residential support in a therapeutic community setting to veterans who need extra support before they can reintegrate successfully with family and/or community. Emphasizes creating an environment that is: Safe, Respectful, Caring, Challenging, Supportive.

A reader of this blog, himself a vet, wrote to ask for recommendations for charities that help combat vets with PTSD, TBI and related problems. I in turn asked my CNAS colleague Nancy Berglass, who is an expert in the subject. Here is her response:

Here are a few I have vetted myself:

 The Pathway Home Yountville, CA (thepathwayhome.org)
(located on the grounds of the CA Veterans Home)
–Offers intensive, evidence-based residential support in a therapeutic community setting to veterans who need extra support before they can reintegrate successfully with family and/or community. Emphasizes creating an environment that is: Safe, Respectful, Caring, Challenging, Supportive.

Project Victory at TIRR Foundation, Houston, TX (projectvictory.org)
— Top-notch rehab for traumatic brain injuries and post-concussive syndrome at no cost to the patient. Serves veterans of Operations New Dawn, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring freedom. 

USA Cares, Radcliffe, KY (http://usacares.org/)
— Provides post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need, including grants that pay for community-based counseling and mental health services for servicemembers and veterans with PTSD. Assistance is provided to all branches of service, all components, all ranks while protecting the privacy and dignity of those military families and veterans who request help.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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