Give an Hour is honored to provide help and hope to those in need through a range of services and programs. We encourage you to explore our initiatives and programs to learn more about some of the important work we are doing in communities across the country. If you are in need of assistance, please visit our Get Help page. If you are able to provide valuable mental health care to those in need, please join us. Together we can #ChangeMentalHealth.

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Initiatives

The Campaign to Change Direction

The Campaign to Change Direction

The Campaign to Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. By bringing together this unprecedented and diverse group of leaders, we plan to spark a movement to #ChangeMentalHealth. Visit www.changedirection.org to learn the five signs of suffering and make a pledge to join the movement.

Change Direction

Community Collaboratives

Community Collaboratives

Give an Hour is currently working in several communities to improve coordination and collaboration among organizations and agencies that serve those who serve, our veterans and their families.
With support from United Health Foundation, Give an Hour is working to improve care to our military and veteran communities in Houston, Texas and Tacoma,Washington. We are proud to serve as the backbone organization in an effort to improve mental health care for those who serve and their families in these regions by applying lessons we have learned since we began providing care in 2005.
Thanks to the support of the Aetna Foundation, we are also working in Washington DC to coordinate care for those who serve, our veterans and their families in our nation’s Capitol.
Within each of our Community Collaborative efforts, our focus is on creating an integrated and coordinated system of care – one that invites every organization and agency to join us as we work to better meet the needs of those we serve.

Military Programs

Reserve Component Program

Reserve Component Program

With generous support from Veterans United and Got Your 6,  Give an Hour’s Reserve Component program works with existing Guard and Reserve programming to encourage help seeking behavior, promote available mental health services, recruit additional service providers, and raise awareness of the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering.  Staff, providers and organizational volunteers work within local communities to create a comprehensive system of care for Guard and Reserve families. We are proud to hold a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with both the National Guard Bureau and the Army Reserve to increase mental health care and support  for Guardsmen, Reservists and their families.

Reserve Component

Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Network

Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Network

Give an Hour and the National Military Family Association, with the support of United Health Foundation, have teamed up to assist military spouses who are entering the behavioral health profession. It can be a challenge for military  spouses to complete requirements necessary for a degree – or license – in the mental health field because of frequent moves and other lifestyle challenges. Give an Hour’s Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Network is designed to connect military spouses with Give an Hour providers who can serve as mentors and supervisors to assist with these requirements. Learn more at www.JoinMilSpouseNetwork.org

Wounded Warrior Project Grant

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) supports service members who have incurred a service-connected wound, injury, or illness of the mind, body, or spirit on or after September 11, 2001. WWP provides a number of programs including Project Odyssey™ retreats. In support of Project Odyssey, Give an Hour organizes volunteer mental health providers to attend week-long retreats. This collaboration provides support to service members and caregivers as it raises awareness of the the services that we provide.

Wounded Warrior Project

Onward Veterans

Onward Veterans

Give an Hour received a grant at the recommendation of Onward Veterans, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the Schultz Family Foundation to support our growing partnership with three  post-9/11 veterans-serving organizations as they strive to increase awareness of and access to mental health care and support. Through this effort,  GAH provides a variety of  services to Team Red, White & Blue, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues including consultation, referral services and peer-to-peer training as we endeavor to ensure that all in need receive the support they deserve.

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