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

Healthy Minds Youth Project Ventura and Los Angeles Counties

Healthy Minds Youth Project Ventura and Los Angeles Counties

Give an Hour California provides free and confidential mental health services to income eligible middle and high school age youth in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

Healthy Minds CA

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.
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.

Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT)

Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT)

The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants has partnered with Give an Hour to develop a new initiative: Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT).  EDRT will provide free and confidential trauma-specific mental health services to residents of the District of Columbia and their families who are victims of crime, justice-involved adults and juveniles, previously incarcerated persons managing reentry, and youth at risk of truancy or juvenile delinquency.

EDRT

Humans of Fashion Foundation Partnership

Humans of Fashion Foundation (HOFF) Partnership

The goal of the partnership between Give an Hour® and Humans of Fashion Foundation (HOFF) is to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of those who work in the fashion industry who have been harassed or assaulted on the job. Give an Hour® is pleased to offer pro bono counseling and other support services to those who qualify for the program. We will expand our network of providers to focus on those in need within the fashion industry – starting in NYC first.

HOFF Parternship

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.

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

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

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