My dad is actively involved in a non profit organization that helps the severely wounded service menbers receive financial assistance and care packages. He has taken rides with fellow supporters to many VA hospitals around the US to visit those who have been wounded and their families. With much dedication, he has helped many upon many service menbers who have returned from war receive prosthetics, financial aid, housing built to be accessible based on their injuries, and so much more. I witness how difficult it is for returning military members to receive assistance, whether it be financial, medical, or mental health. His dedication to helping out this population has always had me wanting to give back in the way that I can, counseling. I recently found out about a non profit organization that provides free counseling services to US service members and their family members, and I would like to extend that information to everyone. The organization is called Give an Hour (www.giveanhour.org) and it is comprised of licensed professional counselors and other clinicians in all 50 states who are willing to "give an hour" a week to provide counseling to returning military members and their families. If you are interested in volunteering an hour of your time each week, you can go to their website to find out more about it and register to become a provider.
Maureen Werrbach is a counselor who works at a hospital and provides clinical assessments in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.