Give an Hour’s Military Program addresses the unique challenges and needs for prioritizing mental health and emotional wellbeing in the military community. Give an Hour's approach to mental wellbeing and treatment assists in closing access and delivery gaps to reduce extensive delays that can make mild symptoms worse and recovery more difficult. By diversifying options for care, Give an Hour addresses the disparity between available mental health professionals and community needs.
Give an Hour provides person-centered, barrier-free access to safe, effective, and evidence-based mental health services for service members, veterans, and loved ones effected by time in service.
Trauma Informed Peer Support
Give an Hour’s peer support program is an evidence-informed and customizable training program designed specifically for those affected by trauma. Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term resilience and recovery. Supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support. GAH-trained peer supporters offer their unique lived experience to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation. Peer support is not therapy. While peer supporters have been trained and are being supported by a team of mental health professionals, peer supporters are not licensed, mental health clinicians.
Mental Health Education
Our series of evidence informed psychoeducational trainings and workshops deliver skills and tools to empower recovery, move forward, and experience growth.
Give an Hour empowers organizations to address and reduce risk factors, enhance protective processes and response with expertise. When loss occurs, Give an Hour facilitates healthy grieving and healing for individuals and communities through group and individual services.
Give an Hour serves the military community through the following programs:
Give an Hour does not provide crisis services. For immediate help, contact one of the following services.
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
We have taken advantage of the Give an Hour opportunity and we are turning over a new leaf as a family! I love my husband again and find renewed joy and greater patience as he works through his disabilities. Thank You!Give an Hour Client
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 voiceJoi HainesGive an Hour Provider
“Through the dedication and donations of our employees at Veterans United Home Loans, we are able to support such worthy initiatives as this,” says Megan Sievers, director, Veterans United Foundation.
Become a Give an Hour Network Mental Health Professional
Benefits include free training and resources