Program Overview

Give an Hour™’s Reserve Component Program (RCP) provides access to a nationwide network of mental health professionals to support all branches of the U.S. military reserve components. The Reserve Component Program creates a culture that encourages individuals and families to identify and understand components of mental wellness and, if needed, seek help for themselves or their loved ones. Staff, licensed mental health professionals and organization volunteers actively seek opportunities to engage with military personnel to identify barriers to care, develop strategies to increase help-seeking behavior, lead education and trainings, and encourage provider recruitment, retention, and engagement. 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 Program Goals

  • To deliver comprehensive mental health literacy and public health resources to Guard, Reserve, and those closest to them. Including: loved ones, commanders, NCO’s and community members through Give an Hour’s Campaign to Change Direction.
  • To increase our network of volunteer mental health professionals who commit to providing no-cost face to face, telephonic, and telehealth mental health care to our Guard and Reserve members and their loved ones.
  • To educate civilian mental health professionals, community organizations, and the general public on the unique aspects of Guard and Reserve and how they can contribute to the comprehensive community care available to serve the Guard and Reserve.

How Can You Help

Licensed mental health providers must register to be a Give an Hour provider to serve in Give an Hour’s Reserve Component program. Please register here and indicate on the form that you are interested in the RCP program.

If you are already registered, update your profile and indicate your interest.

Not a mental health professional, but would like to volunteer? Please register as an organizational volunteer.

Organizational Volunteer

Education and training on military culture and specific issues for military families, including opportunities for free CE hours from Give an Hour’s training program, are available here.

Help promote the Reserve Component work being done through Give an Hour by sharing sample social media posts, posters, and more.

Get Involved

Give an Hour has compiled resources around eight different topic areas to help military, veterans, and their family members beyond providing mental health care.

“We are so grateful to Veterans United Foundation for their generous financial support,” says Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour. “This grant will allow us to add resources to our commitment to the Army National Guard…” Read the full press release.