Program Overview

Give an Hour’s Reserve Component Program (RCP) officially serves the U.S. Army and Air National Guard and the U.S Army Reserve; however, we assist other reserve branches upon request. Providers and organizational volunteers who enroll in the RCP commit to maintain the highest levels of professional and cultural understanding of Guard, Reserve, and their families through research, training, and community events. Utilizing existing Guard, Reserve and Give an Hour programming, RCP providers  and general volunteers actively seek out opportunities in their local community to encourage help seeking behavior, promote available mental health services, recruit additional service providers, and provide awareness of the Five Signs of emotional suffering.

How Does Give an Hour Help?

Informational Sessions for Service Members and Families

  • Give an Hour attends Yellow Ribbon and Unit events, educating Guard, Reserve, and families on the Five Signs of emotional suffering and how to access care through Give an Hour’s provider network

Community Support and Partnership

  • Give an Hour works directly with Guard and Reserve personnel to identify and assist with specific projects nationwide, including connecting to local support resources outside of the Give an Hour network

In-person and Tele-health

  • When clinically appropriate, Give an Hour offers additional options for geographically dispersed and underserved areas such as care over the phone and HIPAA compliant tele-health counseling.

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.

Program Contact: Erin Timmermans, Program Manager, reservecomponent@giveanhour.org

“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.