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Generously supported in part by Welcome Back Veterans (WBV), an initiative of the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball.
The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The Foundation’s primary focus is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in need across New England. Lead by interim Executive Director Gena Borson, the Foundation’s goal is to harness the passion fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive change in our community.
In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital created the Home Base Program with a shared goal of improving the lives of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families throughout New England who are affected by combat and deployment-related stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Learn more about the Home Base story »
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is generously supported in part by Welcome Back Veterans (WBV), an initiative of the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball. WBV was created to inspire Americans to reach out and help our returning veterans and their families. These heroes were there when we needed them-they served us all and kept us safe-it is our turn to be there for them.
WBV is committed to providing PTSD treatment to our veterans and their families in a public/private partnership with the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, Major League Baseball Charities, the McCormick Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and world renowned Centers of Excellence at University Hospitals throughout the country.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD is the center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. The Center has seven divisions across the country. Although the Center provides no direct clinical care, its purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans. The National Center for PTSD conducts cutting edge research and applies resultant findings to "Advance the Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress."
The Home Base Program and the VA’s National Center for PTSD have collaborated to present a free, on-line series for community clinicians called From the War Zone to the Home Front: Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans and Families.
The Home Base Program works closely with the VA Boston Healthcare System to coordinate care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families.
A non-profit, world-wide organization, the Military Child Education Coalition is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
In 2011, the Military Child Education Coalition and the Home Base Program co-hosted the Living in the New Normal conference, Massachusetts' first Public Engagement on the Needs of Military Children.
Theater of War presents readings of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon warriors by war. By presenting these plays to military and civilian audiences, the hope is to de-stigmatize psychological injury, increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information regarding available resources, and foster greater family, community, and troop resilience.
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is clinical advisor to Theater of War.
The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine strives to improve the health and well-being of Maine residents by providing high quality education in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital.
» Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
» State Advocacy for Veterans Empowerment (SAVE)
» Veterans Services City of Boston
» National Guard Family Program of Massachusetts
» Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
» The Mission Continues
» New England Center for Homeless Veterans
» Veterans Advocacy Services
» USO New England
» Real Warriors
» Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaCitizen Soldier Support Program
» Bunker Hill Community College
» Middlesex Community College
» Southern New Hampshire University
» Salem State University
» Suffolk University
» UMass Boston
» Worcester State University
Thank you to the following New England businesses for partnering with Home Base to support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and military families throughout New England. These organizations have hosted service members, veterans, and military families as part of the Home Base Adventure Series. The Adventure Series, offered free of charge, gives military families the chance to meet, and is designed to support family relationships during and after military deployments.
» Community Boating, Inc.
» Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
» Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Club
» Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Club
» Sugarbush Ski Resort
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