Project Sanctuary Launches Partnership with Cohen Veterans Network
This week’s blog comes from Thomas Costello, our Chief of Family Support and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He provides case management support and therapeutic follow-up services to families on our waiting list, who have graduated from a retreat, or who simply reach out in need of help. Thomas also provides counseling on-site at our therapeutic retreats. Today, he helps us share our exciting new partnership with the Cohen Veterans Network.
Our mission at Project Sanctuary is to reestablish hope for military families as we change how military families heal. Our Family Support program is one of the ways we do this, thanks to relationships with veteran-centered organizations that deliver first-class support services.
We’re pleased to announce our new working partnership with the Cohen Veterans Network, a not-for-profit philanthropic organization created to serve veterans and their family members with high-quality, easily accessible, and integrated mental health care. Through client-centered, customized outpatient care, they support veterans and their families by strengthening mental health outcomes and complementary support services with a focus on post-traumatic stress.
The vision of the Cohen Veterans Network is to ensure that every veteran and family member can access high-quality, effective care that helps them lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Project Sanctuary’s Family Support program often receives requests from veterans or family members in search of counseling referrals. Through a national network of Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics, veterans and their families are eligible for low to no-cost, personalized, and evidence-based mental health care. Cohen Clinics also provide comprehensive case management support and referrals to deal with other stresses. Services are available regardless of discharge status, combat experience, or ability to pay.
Currently, there are 11 Cohen Clinics located in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland (D.C. area), North Carolina, Colorado, Washington and Tennessee. Future clinics are in the works for locations in Virginia, Florida and California. Many of these clinics provide counseling both in-person and online. If you’re not within driving distance of a clinic, you may be able to receive counseling in the comfort of your home.
Cohen Clinics also helps ensure clients have access to care by offering childcare during appointments, transportation assistance to get to the clinic, and night and weekend hours. The Cohen Clinic community rooms have also become hubs of activity in every location thanks to group therapy and other opportunities such as art workshops, yoga, and family activities.
In addition to providing state-of-the-art mental health services, the Cohen Veterans Network also provides support and referrals for services including unemployment, housing, finance, education, and legal issues.
Project Sanctuary is excited to be working closely with the Cohen Veterans Network. If you are a Project Sanctuary family member and would like assistance connecting with the Cohen Veterans Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about this great organization at www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/.