Road Home Program
After military service, returning to civilian life comes with an array of difficulties society has only recently begun to understand — unseen wounds like post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression and economic hardships. The Road Home Program at Rush, launched in 2014, provides veterans of all eras, active-duty service members and their families with innovative, evidence-based mental and behavioral health care — regardless of discharge status or ability to pay. Rush is one of four academic medical centers that comprise the Wounded Warrior Project®’s Warrior Care Network®.
“We know the work we’re doing is literally changing lives, and even more so, it’s shattering conventional assumptions, which have plagued the veteran community for years, that PTSD is untreatable or that it’s no use getting help,” Brian Klassen, PhD, Clinical Director of the Road Home Program.
The Road Home Program’s mission is just beginning. Continued donor support enables them to sustain their impact, drive continued innovation in mental health care, and ensure no veterans, active-duty service members or family members of these individuals face barriers to receiving the care they need.