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

American Psychological Association Partnership

American Psychological Association Partnership

The Give an Hour and American Psychological Association partnership aims to maximize the impact of the Give an Hour network by enlisting the support of APA members and harnessing their skills and expertise in order to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve.

APA Partnership

Everytown for Gun Safety Partnership

Everytown Partnership

Give an Hour is working to provide no-cost mental health services to the Everytown Survivor Network volunteer leaders and their families through individual counseling, support at events, and in survivor communities.

Everytown Partnership

Healthy Minds Fairfax

Give an Hour Healthy Minds Fairfax

Give an Hour will be working with Healthy Minds Fairfax to provide no-cost mental health services to income-eligible children and youth ages 5-21 in Fairfax County and Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, Virginia.

Healthy Minds Fairfax

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 Foundation,  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 Program

Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Program

Give an Hours Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Program encourages connections between licensed mental health professionals and 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. Spouses may access our network of Give an Hour providers who can serve as mentors and supervisors to assist with these requirements.

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office MOU

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office MOU

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) provides advocacy, program oversight, and policy for Department of Defense suicide prevention, intervention and postvention efforts to reduce suicidal behaviors in Service members, civilians and their families. DSPO is dedicated to fostering collaboration and cooperation to develop suicide prevention efforts among all stakeholders including the Military Services, Federal agencies, public, private international entities, and institutions of higher education. Give an Hour™ signed a Memorandum of Understand with DSPO in March 2017.

DSPO MOU

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Give an Hour received a grant from The Hidden Heroes Fund (an initiative of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation) to support a program to educate mental health providers on the challenges of military and veteran caregivers.

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Department of Veterans Affairs Partnership

Department of Veterans Affairs Partnership

We are proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that all Veterans in need of mental health care and support – and their families – receive the services they deserve. Give an Hour’s (GAH) collaboration with the VA will facilitate better sharing of training resources and information between our organizations. Our partnership will help ensure that Veterans and family members receiving care through GAH have access to community based providers who have information about the military culture as well as current evidence-based treatment approaches.

VA Partnership

University of Phoenix Partnership

University of Phoenix Partnership

We are proud to partner with the University of Phoenix to create an alliance that provides free, confidential mental health care and support for military-affiliated students, more than 125,000 military alumni, and their loved ones.

UoPX Partnership