Military, Veterans, and their Families

Since 2005, Give an Hour® has focused on providing free mental health care to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, and their families.

Those Affected by a Natural Disaster or Man-made Trauma

Give an Hour® historically opens our network to those who are suffering as a result of a natural disaster or man-made trauma.

Give an Hour California

GAH continues to support those affected by the devastating wildfires, the pandemic, and the Borderline mass shooting in California. These vital programs, which include Give an Hour’s Emotional Life Skills Training series and support groups are made possible by the Ventura County Community Foundation, County of Ventura, Global Giving, and the California Community Foundation.

Give an Hour Indiana

Give an Hour continues to provide mental health education and support to at-risk girls and women through partnerships with the Marion County Public Health Department, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, Drug-Free Marion County, and Indianapolis Public Schools.

Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma

The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants has partnered with Give an Hour on an initiative: Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT) which provides free and confidential trauma-specific mental health services to individuals in D.C. and their families who are victims of crime, justice-involved adults & juveniles, & youth at risk of truancy or juvenile delinquency.

Our Expectations of Our Providers

Give an Hour providers are licensed mental health professionals who have agreed to provide services in their areas of expertise. They generously donate one hour per week for a minimum of one year to provide mental health support at no charge to our clients.

Our providers are aware that Give an Hour is a nonpolitical organization whose mission is to harness the skill and expertise of volunteer professionals to increase the likelihood that those in need will receive the support and care they deserve. Since 2005, we have focused on assisting military personnel and their families as they cope with the effects of their time in the service.

In 2016, we began expanding our efforts to address the mental health needs of additional populations. Give an Hour® providers agree to conduct their practice using the highest ethical standards and to respect and honor the dignity and individuality of those who seek their assistance from our approved populations.

We do not prescreen mental health professionals who join our network. We do verify that they are licensed and in good standing in their stated profession. We expect you to take all precautions to ensure that your relationship with a provider is safe and successful.

Give an Hour® specifically disclaims all warranties and liabilities regarding its providers.

Our Offer to Assist You in Giving Back

A core belief of our organization is that individuals who receive help benefit from the opportunity to give back once their needs have been addressed. We would be happy to connect you to organizations in your area that need volunteers. Please contact us if you would like to donate time in your community.

Give an Hour® believes that everyone has something valuable to give and that our society will benefit if we harness the resources inherent in each of us.