Give an Hour™ a national nonprofit 501 (c)(3), founded in September 2005, announces that it is opening its network to provide immediate and long term mental health support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Give an Hour will extend these services to those affected by Hurricane Irma should the need arise.
As the flood waters begin to recede in Hurricane Harvey’s wake, Give an Hour is partnering with the American Red Cross to bring mental health and emotional support services to those affected. While some people will be in immediate need of intensive mental health treatment, many more people will be in need of someone who can provide emotional support and assistance. As our nation closely watches the approach of Hurricane Irma, Give an Hour stands ready to help those affected by this massive storm as well.
“Give an Hour is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to provide this essential mental health support and we are grateful to our network of 7000 generous mental health professionals – many of whom are already stepping up during this time of need”, said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour. “Some Give an Hour providers may join efforts on the ground – others in our vast network will offer phone support to the thousands who need their compassion, expertise and assistance. We all have gifts to give to those who are hurting.” Since 2005, Give an Hour has provided free and confidential mental health care to those who serve, our veterans, and their families – providing over 224,000 hours of free care valued at nearly $23M. Give an Hour has since expanded efforts to address the mental health needs of other populations.
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