The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital are joining forces to create the Home Base Program, a partnership designed to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. Working in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Home Base Program will support and serve veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties readjusting to civilian life following deployment.
In brief, the Home Base Program will:
A wide range of ongoing research and educational programs in PTSD and TBI at Massachusetts General Hospital are already part of the new Home Base Program. Other components of the Home Base Program, including some coordinated clinical initiatives involving the MGH and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the outreach and support programs for families, are in the planning stages, with the expectation that they will open in early 2010.
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