Some of war’s most devastating injuries are invisible. From post-traumatic stress to suicide, the consequences are real and pervasive.
With the Home Base Program, Massachusetts General Hospital has teamed up with the Red Sox Foundation to help heal those wounds. The program connects veterans and their families with innovative, multidisciplinary care grounded in the latest research and expertise.
If your organization is looking for a veteran sponsorship opportunity, Home Base offers the chance to make a lasting impact.
Immediate Crisis, Long-term Consequences
One in three veterans experiences combat stress, depression or post-traumatic stress, while one in five has a traumatic brain injury.
New England is home to more than 100,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Many are suffering: One in three veterans experiences combat stress, depression or post-traumatic stress, while one in five has a traumatic brain injury.
Without appropriate treatment, these afflictions can lead to unemployment, substance abuse, divorce and suicide. That’s where Home Base, with essential support from our sponsors, comes into the picture.
Event sponsorship opportunities include:
- Mission Gratitude: Serving veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress through the Home Base Program.
How We’re Making a Difference
Few private sector clinical programs focus on healing the sometimes imperceptible wounds of returning service members. Home Base is leading the way, reaching not only veterans but also their loved ones. It is a veteran sponsorship opportunity built to benefit entire families.
In four years, we’ve served nearly 700 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and family members. We’ve also educated more than 11,000 community members — clinicians, school nurses, teachers and family service organizations — on the signs of invisible injuries.
In addition, Home Base is one of only four U.S. locations taking part in a major Department of Defense study of effectiveness of medication combined with psychotherapy. Our work will inform and advance the medical and mental health response to combat veterans nationwide.
As a model collaboration between a world-renowned academic medical center and Major League Baseball’s top charity, Home Base is a veteran sponsorship opportunity uniquely positioned to make a difference.
Contact us to learn more about supporting Home Base.