According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, approximately 11-20% of veterans experience post traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injuries resulting from their service to our country. In addition to the stigma associated with undergoing mental health care, veterans are often faced with crippling financial difficulties that make comprehensive treatment impossible. Time spent in a PTSD/TBI program often means a loss of income and outpatient living expenses, and many veterans simply can’t afford the strain.
As part of our ongoing efforts to bridge the gap in veteran assistance programs, Boot Campaign is helping these warriors overcome financial barriers to mental health care. We’ve partnered with accredited treatment facilities to work hand-in-hand through the process, and we’ve already awarded several grants to deserving heroes. Boot Campaign is proud to be making a difference in this once-unspoken issue.