Program Overview

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.

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.

RCP Report PY2018RCP FAQ Sheet 2019

Get Involved:

I am in need of counseling or support (I am a service member, veteran, or loved one)

Give an Hour offers no-cost mental health services through our network of licensed mental health professionals. Use our provider search to find a provider near you.

 

Types of counseling:

  • In-person Counseling: We recognize that in-person support is the standard within the mental health community. However, we also recognize this may not be feasible for everyone.
  • Video Counseling: We encourage the use of HIPAA-compliant platforms when an individual is unable to meet in-person with a provider.
  • Telephone Support: We understand providers will rely on their professional judgment to determine if phone support is a sufficient way to meet the individual’s mental health needs.
  • Outreach and Engagement: We provide opportunities for providers to serve their communities by engaging, recruiting, and educating others about Give an Hour through several of our initiatives. Learn more.

I am a Provider who wants to get involved

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.

Types of Services:

  • In-person Counseling: We recognize that in-person support is the standard within the mental health community. However, we also recognize this may not be feasible for everyone.
  • Video Counseling: We encourage the use of HIPAA-compliant platforms when an individual is unable to meet in-person with a provider.
  • Telephone Support: We understand providers will rely on their professional judgment to determine if phone support is a sufficient way to meet the individual’s mental health needs.
  • Outreach and Engagement: We provide opportunities for providers to serve their communities by engaging, recruiting, and educating others about Give an Hour through several of our initiatives. Learn more.
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert: We encourage Give an Hour providers to share their subject matter expertise with their local community. If you are interested in speaking with your local Guard and Reserve units email Katie Civiletto.

I need outreach materials

Digital Materials for download and use:

Print Materials:

  • If you are targeting a military audience: Change Direction and Give an Hour Rack Cards are available through our partnership with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention office.
  • Order Give an Hour print materials: Create a login, once you register, you will have access to Give an Hour™ and Change Direction™ materials available for purchase.
  • Should you choose to print with another vendor or internally, please email etimmermans@giveanhour.org to request a digital copy for printing purposes.

Additional Resources:

Below are some wonderful organizations with available materials for use by anyone seeking to reach the community. Give an Hour does not imply endorsement by inclusion. 

Give an Hour Reserve Component Impact

Give an Hour Impact

  • 394 providers reported 11,805 hours to 929 National Guard, Army Reservists and loved ones (an estimated $1,180,500 in no cost support)
  • 2,628 direct referrals received from Army Reserve Psychological Health, Fort Family USAR, CO Family Assistance Specialists and infomail
  • 19% of clients (of 2034) indicated affiliation with the reserve component (GAH optional Client Feedback Survey). 50,973 potential clients visited the Get Help Search engine.
  • GAH staff have met or exceeded provider recruitment goals (100:1) for Reserve Component in 74% of states and District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 28 states (Army National Guard), 43 states (Air National Guard) and 43 states (Army Reserve).
  • On average, providers who serve clients in RCP report 74% more hours than providers engaged with other client populations.
  • RCP providers encompass 38 States, 168 Counties, and have access to serve 725,215 reserve component service members and their loved ones.
  • Give an Hour funded over 32,000 print materials supporting reserve affiliated events and outreach.
  • Staff engaged 836 NG and Reserve personnel and 653 community contacts. 44% of visits to GAH’s website are direct visits; direct communication with GAH staff increases complete brand identity.
  • The RCP Program has reached 1,166 Community Organizations through direct outreach conversations. 42% of these organizations have resulted in collaboration (events, awareness, outreach, service utilization).

What the Reserve Component Program Does:

  • Delivers comprehensive mental health literacy and public health resources to Guard, Reserve, and those closest to them through Give an Hour’s Campaign to Change Direction.
  • Encourages mental wellbeing by providing access to no cost face to face, telephonic, and tele-health services.
  • Increases our network of volunteer mental health professionals who commit to providing no-cost face to face, telephonic, and tele-health mental health care to our Guard and Reserve members and their loved ones.
  • Educates 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.

Your program is an inspiration. Seeing it grow over these years has been wonderful. Generosity is a value that we need to be living and modeling for others in these difficult times.

J Marks, LCSWFL Provider

PsychArmor Courses Available

We have partnered with PsychArmor to provide an ongoing opportunity for providers to gain CE and information about military culture. Check out the large list of FREE courses for healthcare providers, volunteers, organizations, and community members who treat or serve military, veterans & their families.

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Why Give an Hour's Reserve Component Program is Life Saving For Those It Serves

“Being able to tell them about Give an Hour and tell them: this is a resource, its free, there is someone who is going to be on the other end for you…It’s invaluable…Not only is it free, not only is it for you and your spouse, but it is a resource that you can get to immediately…Volunteering with Give an Hour is 'a chance to be an advocate, a chance to be a voice for Reserve, Guard and their families.'”

– Joi Haines

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Meet the Team

This project is managed by Katie Civiletto. Katie is based in Colorado Springs and manages our partnerships with the National Guard and Army Reserve. Click here to read more about her story.

 

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, or to learn more about how we can work together to serve your state or unit please reach out to Katie at kciviletto@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.