Give an Hour is excited to announce the launch of Give an Hour Indiana – our second regional initiative designed to expand and deepen GAH services in communities across Indiana.
Give an Hour partnered with the Marion County Public Health Department and Women’s Fund of Central Indiana to launch Give an Hour Indiana. After conducting a needs assessment, Give an Hour Indiana and its partners launched Real Girls Feel. Real Girls Feel is an interactive, culturally and trauma responsive program that promotes wellbeing and healthy habits for 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls in selected underserved Indianapolis Public Schools. If a program participant needs mental health treatment, but cannot afford care, the child’s parent is connected to a licensed volunteer who provides counseling at no cost.
Since 2005, Give an Hour has harnessed the skills of mental health professionals across the country to provide free mental health care and support for members of the military, our veterans (regardless of discharge status, deployment status, or era of service), and their families. In 2015, Give an Hour launched the Campaign to Change Direction, a broad public health effort focused on changing the culture of mental health for everyone so that all in need receive the care and support they deserve. The Campaign to Change Direction encourages everyone to know the Five Signs of emotional suffering and to pay attention to our emotional well-being just as we do our physical health. Give an Hour Indiana combines both efforts and encourages mental health professionals to donate hours of direct service and/or to assist with the Change Direction public health initiative in your community.