Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Give an Hour, a national nonprofit founded in 2005 and the lead organization of the Campaign to Change Direction, is opening its network of mental health providers to provide free and immediate mental health services to the individuals and community directly affected by the horrific shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Give an Hour has built a network of approximately 7,000 mental health professionals who offer free and confidential mental health care to those in need, from service members and veterans to people touched by disasters and man-made traumas. Since its founding, Give an Hour providers have donated more than 265,000 hours of free care valued at more than $26.5 million. The organization has consistently identified the emerging mental health needs of Americans and expanded its efforts to address them through its programs and services.
“We join our nation in mourning the senseless loss of life that occurred on Saturday, October 27th, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill community of Pittsburgh,” said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour. “Just as Americans line up to give blood after major disasters, Give an Hour providers are standing by to offer mental health care to those affected by this trauma. We offer our prayers and our commitment of support.”