Founded in 2009, Home Base is a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of Veterans of all eras, active Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen.
We operate the nation’s first and largest private-sector clinic devoted to finding new solutions to providing lifesaving, world-class clinical care for the invisible wounds of war.
We’ve served more than 25,000 Veterans, Service Members and Family Members from around the world and developed a groundbreaking model of evidence-based care.
Our research programs drive a stream of new, demonstrably more effective ways of delivering clinical care and wellness.
We’ve trained more than 80,000 clinicians, educators, first responders and community members to recognize and treat invisible wounds.
Philanthropy funds 85 percent of our operations, and we deliver our services at no out-of-pocket cost to Veterans and Families. With our team’s expertise — and your support — we’ll create a brighter future for all those who defend our freedom and their families.
Imagine a future where …
Any Veteran or Family Member nationwide who needs mental health support can access Home Base’s programming and services at no cost.
Home Base’s evidence-based treatment programs become models used by national and international peer institutions.
Home Base serves as the international leader in training clinicians, educators, first responders and other community members to recognize and treat invisible wounds.
Home Base is well-equipped to act decisively to provide our nation’s heroes with the care they need and deserve.
A Marine in the Family Inspires Mass General Nurse to Run the Boston Marathon®
Sister of Marine, Brittany Fletcher, RN, is running her first Boston Marathon to raise funds for Home Base, inspired by the life-saving care they provide for Veterans, Service Members and their Families.
Home Base developed a treatment model that compresses up to two years of treatment into four-day and two-week intensive clinical models. These evidence-based programs have made effective care available to countless U.S. Veterans and Family Members worldwide.
Members of Special Operations (SO) units face unique health challenges, including higher suicide rates that are caused by morefrequent combat, significant concussive exposures and missions that more often result in trauma. Our Comprehensive Brain Health and Trauma program offers multidisciplinary diagnostic testing, treatment and rehabilitation services for SO Members with traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, sleep disorder, mood difficulties and/or orthopedic injury.
This evidence-based, intensive outpatient program helps individuals maintain abstinence or significantly reduce substance use while addressing underlying mental health symptoms, improving daily functioning and fostering resilience against future relapse.
This program offers an evidence-based holistic and integrative approach that uses exercise, nutrition, yoga, art, music and mind-body medicine to support the well-being of Veterans and Family Members who could be vulnerable to renewed stressors and symptoms in the future.
We’re committed to discovering and disseminating new treatments — and new systems for delivering those treatments — for the invisible wounds of war. This institute hosts a range of research projects, from basic science to clinical trials, that leverage the capacities of Harvard, Mass General, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and our research partners around the world.
At the Home Base Training Institute,we’re taking on three key challenges in the battle against suicide: recognizing signs and symptoms, connecting at-risk Veterans to qualified care and training more clinicians to provide evidence-based trauma care. Our statewide suicide prevention campaign is aimed at creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive approach that builds the bench of expertly trained community providers and connects them to federally qualified community health centers and first responders to open up the path to care.
In the U.K., Home Base has partnered with The Royal Foundation as well as Walking With the Wounded, a U.K. charity that provides Veterans with independence through employment, to care for allied Veterans at our National Center for Excellence. We’ve also been working overseas and stateside to establish new clinics based on our proven model of care to include the UK, Maine and additional sites in Florida.