Funds raised for the Veterans Services Initiative will go towards continuing programs like:
Home Again: Facilitates a smooth transition between deployment and homecoming for Illinois Army National Guard Families. Creative arts therapies (music, art, and drama) are used to facilitate communication through workshops for children of returning soldiers, and age-appropriate take-home workbooks that provide all family members with activities that encourage expressive, enjoyable interaction between parents and children. This program's aim is to create a scaffold upon which a family can build a new normal while also providing a profound learning experience for psychology graduate students.
The U.S. Veteran's Project: Students from the Southern California Campuses of The Chicago School are providing assessment and psychotherapy services to veterans recently returned from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Working at two residential facilities operated by the non-profit organization U.S. Veterans Initiative through the Veterans Reentry Project, students are helping veterans overcome the debilitating symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, develop anger management and coping strategies, and successfully recover from chronic substance abuse.
Individual Assessment: Allows veterans to seek treatment for mental health related issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.