SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Invictus Foundation, a national nonprofit organization offering one on one and family behavioral health counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty military, National Guard, Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and their families regardless of their ability to pay announces a grant from Genentech to scale its Welcome Home Network program and services.
"Through Genentech's generosity we will continue to raise awareness about the psychological impact of war, to reduce stigma, and to raise awareness about the Welcome Home Network program and services," said Peter J. Whalen, Founder and CEO of the Invictus Foundation. "With Genentech's support we can extend our efforts to help military members, veterans and their families. This grant will help us continue our work to normalize what our military members, veterans and their families are experiencing and support the sacrifices that they are making by providing critical and confidential behavioral health services regardless of their ability to pay.
"The principal issues confronting this Community are lack of access, lack of services and finally lack of health care benefits. The first two have nothing to do with health care benefits but rather lack of an understanding of referral sources, fragmentation within the referral sources themselves and the lack of a unified informatics platform specifically designed to help them find the resources. The Invictus Foundation's Welcome Home Network program and services and its informatics platform have been designed to fill that void," states Mr. Whalen. "By providing services that are separate from the military establishment, the Welcome Home Network offers an essential option for men and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services."
About Invictus Foundation
Invictus Foundation is a national nonprofit organization whose Welcome Home Network program and services offers one on one and family behavioral health counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and their families regardless of their ability to pay. The Welcome Home Network program and services is not restricted to military members and veterans of America's most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but is also inclusive of those who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II and their loved ones.
The Welcome Home Network also offers services to parents, siblings, unmarried partners, grandparents--in short anyone who loves someone affected by the war. Additionally, Welcome Home Network providers consult to first responders, employers, and community organizations. The Invictus Foundation is continually recruiting volunteer behavioral health providers to its Welcome Home Network. To learn more, visit www.invictusfoundation.org.
Founded more than 35 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. The company, a member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in South San Francisco, California.
Peter J. Whalen
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SOURCE Invictus Foundation